High School Students Business Competition


The School of Management's (SOM) facilitates direct engagement with companies so that students can easily learn to resolve real-world business problems. The High School Students Business Competition allows high school (junior and senior) students to interact with top-level company leadership and to address emerging issues faced by companies inside and outside their business environment. High school students, as a team, involve in a competition to work with their fellow students to resolve identified challenges written in a case study format over the period of 4 weeks. Ultimately, the leading teams present their findings and recommendations to the company executives.

The following are the experiential education outcomes high school student teams achieve by participating in the High School Students Business Competition:

  1. Understand business and management cases prevalent in the participating company;
  2. Apply and enhance problem-solving, communication and team-building skills; and
  3. Develop and/or strengthen networking skills with business leaders and New York Tech faculty members.

Main Activities of High School Students Business Competition

  1. Develop and present a case study (describing company operations and issues) to interested high school students;
  2. Answer students' questions by the competition coordinator, the Director of Experiential Education, and company leaders;
  3. Coordinate student presentations to a judging panel (comprising of faculty members); and
  4. Coordinate corporate leaders assessing the significance of teams' ideas at the presentation and select the top three highly performing student teams.

Performance Assessment

A judging panel of faculty members and company leaders assess and rank all team presentations.


All students will receive a certificate of participation based on their request. The participating company may provide cash prizes and/or internship opportunities to the select high school student(s).

Examples of Previous Competitions:

  1. Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale, N.Y. (Absolutely Mario Italian Restaurant Case, Blink Fitness Farmingdale Case)
  2. Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia, N.Y. (Retro Fitness New City Case, Generation Iron Personal Training Case)
  3. Westbury High School, Westbury, NY (Blink Fitness Case)
  4. Wantagh High School, Wantagh, NY (Absolutely Mario Italian Restaurant Case)
  5. William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, NY (Strong Island Boxing Case)
  6. Massapequa High School, Massapequa, NY (Rumble Boxing Case)
  7. Harborfields High School, Greenlawn, NY (Sprinkle Me Desserts Case)
  8. Baldwin High School, Baldwin, NY (Synergy Fitness Case)
If you would like us to organize this competition for your high school students, please contact:

Wenyao Hu, Ph.D., CFA
Assistant Professor of Finance