One-Day Case Competition

Join future leaders in business and the Henkel team for a day-long case competition! We have a strong tradition of engaging business schools with students from a diverse array of backgrounds, including supply chain, marketing, engineering, consulting, and finance.


The competition is organized annually during the fall semester at one of Henkel’s North American locations—typically in Rocky Hill or Stamford, Connecticut. Regional business schools are invited in advance to notify their students about the event.

Who should attend

The Henkel Case Competition invites graduate business school students from leading regional universities to join in analyzing and presenting a business case before a panel of highly-experienced judges; all areas of study/concentrations/majors are welcome!

While we may not engage all business schools in North America, all graduate business students are welcome to apply!

Why attend

This event will be a great opportunity to:

  • develop and demonstrate your skills in case-analysis and problem-solving;
  • gain exposure to real-life business problems; and
  • network with fellow business students and Henkel professionals.

This case competition’s goal is to arm future leaders with powerful skills in critical thinking, communication, and teamwork as well as introduce these individuals to Henkel as a leader in consumer goods and industrial products.

You will meet various professionals within Henkel, from recruiters to managers and executives. You will also get a tour of our facilities and, after the competition,  a networking event will be held to learn more about the opportunities at Henkel and what makes us unique.

Finally, we award prizes to the winning team and to the competition’s best presenters.

How the competition works

Participants are divided into groups of four to form high-performing case teams. Teams are tasked with devising a proposed solution to the given case prompt within an allotted time and present their solutions to a judging panel comprised of Henkel leaders.

With such an eclectic array of experiences and skills within every group, individuals are able to enhance their own communication and teamwork skills. Cases have included topics like supply chain, procurement, automation, machine learning and AI, etc.

How to apply

Please send a resume and a short statement of interest to

Applicants will be chosen based on professional experience, academic interests, overall fit with the case, and expressed interest to participate.