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Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge


2019 Case Champion Company

             The nine university teams chosen to compete at RIMS 2019 are:

 Appalachian State University

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Butler University

Florida State University

Fudan University

Saint Joseph’s University

St. Mary’s University

Temple University

University of Georgia

What is the Challenge?
An 8-month long competition, where university teams compete to develop and present the most comprehensive risk management program based on a company’s case study.

How does it work?
After receiving the case study, students analyze the case study, conduct research and develop a risk management program to address the company’s issues. 

A panel of prestigious risk management professionals will judge the teams’ submissions and select the top eight scoring teams.

These eight teams will present their findings at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston to a panel of risk management professionals and potential employers.

The top three teams will be recognized during the conference finale and awarded cash prizes.   

What are the benefits of participating in the Challenge?
> Real-world risk management experience by analyzing data and developing a program for an actual company
> Guidance from a risk management practitioner
> Connections with industry experts who may become a potential employer
> Recognition on a national stage
> Opportunity to win prize money for your school’s risk management program

For more information about the competition, please contact Josh Lamangan at or (212) 655-5918. 

For more information on the Spencer Educational Foundation please visit

Tentative 2019 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Schedule*

Description Deadline
Application Period Opens September 19
Application Period Closes October 16
Selected Teams Receive Case Study October 30
Risk Management Report Deadline January 15, 2019
Final Eight Teams Notified February 15, 2019
Students Develop Presentations February 19, 2019
PowerPoint Presentations Due April 18, 2019
Preliminary Presentation Round April 28, 2019
Final Presentation Round (Top Three) April 29, 2019
Winner Announcement April 29, 2019
*Dates asubject to change. RIMS will notify participating teams if any deadline is altered. 

Top 8 2018 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Teams, (first place) University of Wisconsin-Madison, (second place) Saint Joseph's University, (third place) Nanyang Technological University, (alphabetically) British Columbia Institute of Technology, Peking University, St. Mary's University, Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University.



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