4th Annual PepsiCo MBA Invitational Business Case Competition | Participant Guideheader pepsico


Official Rules and Procedures 


  1. Participants must be enrolled in a United States or North American business school and be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Participants must be first-year, full-time MBAs only.
  3. Ideally, participants should be interested in exploring sales, marketing and finance positions with PepsiCo.
  4. Each invited MBA program is limited to two MBA student participants. Each MBA program sponsor should register their first-year MBA students.


  1. Teams of four will be randomly assigned from the pool of participants.
  2. A copy of the case will be given to each participant at their team’s allotted start time on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
  3. Each team will have no more than five hours to work on the case.
  4. During the first two hours of each team’s preparation, a PepsiCo representative will be available to answer questions.
  5. Teams are allowed to use the internet in preparation of their recommendation and presentation. In the event of any technical problems, the organizer should be notified immediately.
  6. Presentations must be in PowerPoint format. A flash drive will be provided and collected. No previously completed PowerPoints can be used.
  7. Each team will have 10 minutes to present recommendations to the panel of judges. The judges will then have up to 10 minutes to ask questions.
  8. All team members are encouraged to participate in the presentation; however, they are not required to do so. It is recommended that each team member is prepared to answer questions.
  9. A timekeeper will cut off the presentation at 10 minutes and Q&A at 20 minutes.
  10. Attire for the competition is business formal.

The timing for this case competition is being held to coincide with PepsiCo’s recruitment schedule for potential summer 2019 internships.