International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

  Beginning in late January, the 2020 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition will be run remotely for twelve weeks and then culminate in its intensive on-site phase in Anaheim, CA on April 16-18. University business students have been competing in the ICBSC each year since 1965 when the Competition was first held at the University of Nevada in Reno.

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Mission Statement

The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition is a challenging competitive event that serves universities, their students and the business community. The Competition provides students with an exciting learning experience in which they, in direct competition with other college teams, run a simulated company and have the opportunity to network with business executives and students from around the world. Universities benefit by participating in a program that encourages student engagement, builds school pride and provides their best students with an experience that can jump-start their careers with a resume-building activity. Our business partners benefit by being able to meet and recruit talented individuals who have had the personal and professional growth experience of the ICBSC.

Registration for the 2020 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, which will take place from January to April of 2020 with onsite in Anaheim, California from April 16-18, 2020 is now open.  In the 2019 competition, teams from around the world were divided into five competitive “worlds,” —  three undergraduate and  two MBA —  competed in the 55th annual competition.    Click 2019 results to see a list of the 2019 winners. Click here to see a list of participants over the years.

Michael Solt, Dean of College of Business Administration, CSULB

The College of Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach, is proud to be the host of this extraordinary competition.

Dave Fritzsche, Operations Director

Ron Jensen launched the first intercollegiate business gaming competition at Emory University in 1964 based upon the Boston College Game.


The 56th Anniversary International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition will commence with its remote phase in January of 2020 and culminate on April 16-18, 2020 in Anaheim, California with a three-day intensive phase concluding with an awards banquet.  About the 2020 Competition.