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Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge


The Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge finals will be held April 23–24 during the 2017 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

2017 Case Study Company 
Want to participate in the Challenge? Read the rules and complete an application:
Application period is closed


Description Deadline
Application Period August 16 – September 16, 2016
Selected Teams Receive Case Study September 26, 2016
Students Develop Reports September 27 – December 15, 2016
Risk Management Report Deadline December 16, 2016
Final Eight Teams Notified February 10, 2017
Students Develop Presentations February 11 – April 13, 2017
PowerPoint Presentations Due April 14, 2017
Preliminary Presentation Round April 23, 2017
Final Presentation Round (Top Three) April 24, 2017
Winner Announcement April 24, 2017

What is the Challenge?
An 8-month long competition, in which up to 24 undergraduate 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 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia 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

*Dates subject to change. RIMS will notify participating teams if any deadline is altered.



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