KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019

KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019

Uncover your potential.

Uncover your potential.

KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2019

Buenos Aires Argentina - April 2019

Maximize your potential and compete with the brightest minds

Discover the fast paced world of casework and test your ability to develop innovative, real-world business solutions through this challenging and exciting learning experience. You will compete with talented students from around the world, gaining valuable insight into what it’s like to work with clients. And once you progress to the top of your national case competition, you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to beautiful Kuala Lampur, Malaysia for the 2018 international final.


Explore your capabilities

During this four-day event, you and the rest of your team will be presented with a series of complex business challenges to solve. This is a platform to showcase agile thinking and prove that you’re ready to embark on a successful career. The KPMG International Case Competition exemplifies the way our people go above and beyond to address the diverse issues member firms’ clients face every day.

Participate in the 2018 KPMG International Case Competition and take the next step towards a successful future.


Why Participate?

Gain first-hand experience. Push your potential to the next level. And, of course, win the competition.

When you enter the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC), you’re starting an exciting journey: one filled with continuous learning, self-improvement and the opportunity to prove yourself. You’ll get the chance to experience the type of work our member firms undertake, while also receiving valuable coaching from KPMG leaders and industry experts. 

During the competition, you will:

  • Gain exposure to KPMG member firms’ leaders and professionals from across our global network
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Acquire a better understanding of KPMG's culture and what it can offer you
  • Meet people from other cultures and make global connections
  • Find out how a global organization like KPMG operates
  • Test yourself and increase your confidence
  • Get real-world experience and build your business skills
  • Add a differentiator to your resume 
  • Have an epic adventure!


Once you’ve proven your abilities and showcased your talent, you’ll have the chance to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 KPMG International Case Competition. You’ll be challenged and inspired to demonstrate your genuinely agile thinking and have the opportunity to explore the city, enjoy social events and network with peers and industry leaders. You’ll also, of course, have a shot at winning the international championship.


Get Involved

Experience the fast-paced world of casework, receive valuable feedback and insight from KPMG leadership and gain in-depth insight into our organization. During the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC), you’ll see what’s possible.

To participate in KICC, you need to meet the below academic requirements:

Bcom or Bsc Degree in 
Level of Qualification
Academic Average
Accounting – CA Stream 2nd and 3rd year  55% and above
Actuarial Science   3rd year  65% and above
Financial Management   3rd year  65% and above
Investment Management 3rd year  65% and above
Bachelor in Business Science 3rd year  65% and above
CIMA                                  3rd year  65% and above
CFA 3rd year  65% and above
Internal Audit  3rd year  65% and above
Taxation 3rd year 
65% and above
Civil & Industrial Engineering  3rd year  65% and above
Forensics 3rd year  65% and above


However, to succeed, you should have the following:

  • You are registered as student in 2017 and 2018
  • 4 students per team
  • You’re an analytical and strategic thinker with a strong interest in the business sector.
  • You’re able to create an understandable overall picture of a situation/problem.
  • You possess strong communication and persuasive techniques.
  • You’re able to construct creative ideas.
  • You meet deadlines through efficient time management.
  • You enjoy interacting with others and working in teams.
  • The determination to make the most of the experience.


The countries which participated in KICC 2017 are:

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Caymen
  • Chile
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Portugal (Our Host)
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

Each of the countries will be running their own national finals to select the four students that will represent them at the finals. Each participating country will have a different application process, so please contact your national KPMG recruitment team once the list is released to find out more. If you are studying abroad and would like to participate, you should also contact your national KPMG recruitment team.


Frequently Asked Questions

When do the International finals take place?

KICC 2018 takes place 09-12, April 2018 in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

What is the format of the competition?

The international competition takes place over four days.  An example of the 2016 format is below:

  • Day 1: Students will receive training on case analysis, presentation skills and facilitation.
  • Day 2 and 3: Students will be given a developed business case to analyze as a team of 4. After three hours of preparing, the students will present their recommendations on perceived issues to a Board of Directors from the company. At the end of day three only 8 teams will be selected to continue and advance on to day 4.
  • Day 4: Only ONE team will come out the winner and get the opportunity to represent South Africa in Kuala Lampur Malaysia

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