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Explore your capabilities at KICC

Explore your capabilities at KICC

The application period for the final 2018 has ended. Thank you for all the applications!

The application period for the final 2018 has ended. Thank you for all the applications!

Discover the fast paced world of casework and test your ability to develop innovative, real-world business solutions through this challenging and exciting learning experience. You will compete with talented students from around the world, gaining valuable insight into what it’s like to work with clients.

First, you’ll have to apply to Finland’s two day final on January with a video. The application period is from November 9 to November 30, 2017. If you progress to the top of Finland’s national case competition, you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 2018 international final.

Explore your capabilities

This event will challenge and inspire you, testing your team’s ability to analyze and respond to realistic business scenarios.

In 2016 international finals, the cases used in the competition focused on the hotel and amusement park industries – both growing sectors in Dubai. Each round of the competition increased in complexity – challenging the students to continuously expand their thinking and learn from the feedback they were given. Teams were evaluated on their levels of insight, innovation and enthusiasm. Last year the economical subjects had a twist of Big Data and Fin Tech.

During each stage of the competition, your team will be given a detailed case study to consider – and the rest is up to you. For each round, you and three teammates have to:

  • review the dossier you've been given
  • identify and analyze key business issues
  • develop a compelling set of recommendations
  • prepare an engaging presentation for the judges. 

When you emerge from your team headquarters, you will present your ideas to a panel of experienced KPMG firms’ partners and leaders. The judges will listen to your presentation and ask challenging questions, playing the role of the client.

You will be held to the same standards of excellence that we expect from KPMG professionals. And if you have the innovative and agile thinking our judges are looking for, you’ll advance through the next rounds of competition.


Who can participate?

To participate in KICC, you don’t need to be studying a particular subject. But to succeed, you should have the following:

  • an interest in business and a passion for excellence
  • strong leadership and task management skills
  • composure under pressure
  • the ability to absorb a range of information quickly
  • talent for thinking through ideas and presenting strategic solutions
  • the determination to make the most of this experience
  • economic studies/background and some know how about big data and fin tech might be a benefit

How to apply?

The application period has ended. Thank you for all the applications!

We will inform all applicants about the final during December 2017.

If you get selected in to Finland’s final, book 25 - 26 January 2018 from your calendar.

And finally if you make it to the grand finale, book the dates to Kuala Lumpur: 9 - 12 April 2018! The winning team will also be coached before Kuala Lumpur during February and March.


The application process

1. Apply in a team of four. Please note that each team must have at least either one male or one female.

2. Apply to the Finland’s final with a video between 9 - 30 November 2017.

3. Send your CVs from your team captain's e-mail.


This is how you apply:

  1. Pick a name and a captain for your team. 
  2. Open the video link, add your team’s name to the name section. Include the captain’s e-mail and phone number (you can leave LinkedIn profile empty). 
  3. Send one video where you tell about your background and your motivation as a team. You can record the video as many times as you want.
  4. Send your CVs from the captain’s e-mail (headline "KICC_your team’s name”) in one message to recruitment(at)kpmg.fi. 

We wish your video to answer the following questions:

  • Why should we choose you to the final?
  • What is your educational background?
  • Do you have some case experience?
  • Why KPMG and why this competition?