The purpose of Aarhus Case Competition and Aspire Case Camp is to offer students an inspiring experience and an opportunity to develop their case-solving skills. The concept bridges the business and the academic world in order to prepare students for a career in business. Additionally, by establishing a case-solving culture among the students in Aarhus, we seek to raise the overall educational level at Aarhus University.
We want Aarhus Case Competition to become the most challenging and rewarding case competition - anticipated every year by students and the business community throughout the Nordics. Furthermore, we wish to promote a case competition culture, which will be mutually beneficial to businesses as to the educational society in Aarhus, Denmark, and the rest of the Nordic countries.
Aarhus Case Competition is one of many business units of Studenterlauget, which is the largest student organization in Denmark with 4.000 members. The main purpose of Studenterlauget is to create the best possible social and professional opportunities for the students at Aarhus University, BSS, and Aarhus Case Competition is one of the projects that Studenterlauget has launched in order to fulfill this vision.
Organising Committee 2021
The Organising Committee of Aarhus Case Competition is responsible for every aspect regarding the planning and execution of the event. The committee consists solely of voluntary students studying at Aarhus University. This year, this group of students from different educational programmes at Aarhus University is dedicated to following up on the success of previous competitions and thereby ensuring the future development of Aarhus Case Competition.
The Head Coordinators
PR & Marketing
The Advisory Board
Aarhus Case Competition is privileged to have an Advisory Board consisting of seven former ACC Head Coordinators and Committee members, whom all share a great interest in creating a professional study environment at Aarhus University, BSS. The Advisory Board's main job is to constantly improve the execution of ACC as well as continue to develop ACC in collaboration with the current Head Coordinators.
Anders holds an MSc. degree in Finance from AU BSS. Anders is one of the two founders of ACC and Head Coordinator in 2012. After his studies, Anders worked three years as a management consultant at McKinsey. Today, Anders is the CEO and founder of the startup No-More.
Mathias Jakobsen is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics and Management. In 2019, Mathias was part of the Event Coordinator team and subsequently took on the role as Head Coordinator for ACC 2020. In addition to his role on the ACC Advisory Board, Mathias works as a Risk Analyst at MFT-Energy.
Jesper holds an MSc. degree in Finance. Jesper is one of the two founders of ACC and Head Coordinator in 2012. In addition to his experience from co-leading ACC 2012, he was a member of the board at Studenterlauget. Today, he is as a director at Clearwater International.
Ditte Storvang graduated from Aarhus BSS in June 2020 with a Master Degree in Information Management. She started her ACC journey as Head of Event Coordinators in 2019 and became Head Coordinator in 2020. Besides being part of the Advisory Board, Ditte Storvang is currently working in a combined role as Project Manager and IT Architect within VELUX.
Mathilde holds an MSc. degree in Economics and Management. Mathilde was Head Coordinator in 2016 and part of the Business Relations team in 2015. Besides being a part of ACC, Mathilde has attended various case competitions and is co-founder of Kvindeligt Økonomisk Netværk (KØN). She currently works as a Project Manager at LEGO.
Sofie Rudbech Mathisen
Sofie Rudbech Mathisen graduated from Aarhus BSS in June 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication. After being part of the Event Coordinator team in 2019, she became the Head Coordinator in 2020. Besides from being part of the ACC Advisory Board, Sofie is currently working within recruitment and talent attraction as an Executive Search Consultant at Venaris Executive Search.
Niklas holds an MSc. degree in Finance from Aarhus BSS. Niklas was Case Writer in 2016 and has participated in various case competitions incl. Aspire Case Camp and Aarhus Case Competition. He also worked at Junior Consult next to his studies. Today, Niklas is a Strategy Consultant at Ørsted Offshore Wind.
The idea of Aarhus Case Competition started in 2011. Jesper Agerholm and Anders Thomsen, the founders of ACC, established ACC to show students the “magnificence of case competitions.” Jesper and Anders wanted to provide a case competition with open doors for any student, regardless of educational profile and background, wishing to challenge themselves. The students would gain valuable tools and improve their skill-set in problem-solving through workshops and several cases. The competencies gained at a case competition are basic tools for analyzing and communicating in a professional environment. What the students experience during a case competition is no different from what they can expect when entering the real world outside the university. Regardless of what sector you choose to pursue a career within, a common denominator is that you are usually asked to solve a problem and then you have to communicate your solution as well. Essentially, this is what a case competition is dealing with.
The first edition of Aarhus Case Competition took place in 2012. Since then, the competition has been an annual event at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences. Participating in ACC provides students with basic skills on how to approach a problem, whether that problem is within communication or finance. By connecting students and businesses, ACC creates a bridge between theory and practice by bringing real-life cases to the students.