Nordea case competition

Challenge your skills

Are you an ambitious master's student from a European business school or university? Do you want to test your skills on a real-life business case from the financial industry? Then Nordea Case Competition is the
challenge for you. 

Nordea Case Competition 2018 will be held 6-7 November in Copenhagen. The application period has now been closed. We will open for applications next year around Q3 2019. 

Why should I join? Practicalities, please You got me – how do I apply? Terms and Conditions Why should I join?

You and your team will present a solution to a real-life business case to Nordea’s senior management and experts, who will assess your work and provide valuable feedback. The case is related to an important topic, affecting not only Nordea but also businesses in general. The case involves strategic problem solving and number crunching, making it relevant for a broad range of master students. Our People organisation (HR) will also be present to talk about career opportunities and Nordea Graduate Programme.

And if I win?

The winning team takes home the prize of EUR 1,600

Practicalities, please

The Nordea Case Competition is for master students from universities and business schools in one of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Poland. 

The Nordea Case Competition (semi-final and final) will take place on 6-7 November 2018 at Nordea’s Headquarters in Copenhagen.

On the first day, you will be introduced to Nordea, receive tips and tricks on how to solve the case, you’ll be divided in to a team, get to know your team members (team-building exercise) and be presented with this year’s case topic by Nordea experts. You will work throughout the day in your teams and therefore all meals will be provided during the whole event. On the second day you will prepare a presentation where you will present the solution to the jury. The jury will select the finalists and on the second round a winning team will be chosen. Concluding, we will celebrate the end of the event with an informal cocktail hour where you can mix and mingle with Nordea management, People (HR) and your fellow competitors.  

Nordea will cover the transportation and hotel costs for participants living outside of Copenhagen. For those living in Copenhagen, hotel costs will be covered.

Dates to remember

10 September – Application period starts

28 September – Application deadline

First week of October – selected participants will be notified approximately a week after the application deadline.

6-7 November Nordea Case Competition in Copenhagen

You got me – how do I apply?

To apply for this unique opportunity, where you interact with one of the largest European banks and apply your skills to a real business case, go to and find the vacant positions. There you will find the official application form (10.9.2018 – 28.9.2018). 

The application period for Nordea Case Competition 2018 has ended. We'll be back again in September 2019. 

There are two questions we would like you to answer in your application for the Case Competition 2018: 

  1. What do you think is the biggest challenge that Nordea faces today and why? 
  2. Nordea’s values are: collaboration, ownership, courage and passion. Choose two of these values and describe how you will use them in the Nordea Case Competition?

We expect you to be a university student on the final year of your master’s degree, attending a university in either Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland or Poland. It is important to have good communicative skills in English as you will be working in a multi-national team in the competition. Also, you need to be available to travel to Copenhagen from 6th to 7th November 2018. 

Terms and Conditions