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The Royal Challenge is an annual case competition organised by the SCN. 

Designed to bring together students from across Europe, the first edition of the Royal Challenge was held in June 2022 at Imperial College Business School. The event was a huge success and left many European students hungry for more.

The second edition is set to be held in November 2022 at Cambridge University Judge Business School (CJBS). With top universities from all over the world participating our aim is to unite students on a global scale. Check out our social media channels to stay up to date!

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Registration:          You can register for free until the 16th October 2022 via the button below.

Requirements:       Each team consists of four members, including at least one female member.
                                Please note that due to overwhelming demand the total team limit is set at 100. 

Introduction:          All registered participants will be invited to a kick-off session, which will take place in a hybrid format on                                  the 17th October, from 5pm to 7pm

                                The corporate partners will present the case study and outline their involvement in the competition.
                                You will then have the chance to ask questions, as well as receive information about the next steps and                                    deadlines.

First Round:            17th October – 7th November (fully remote)

Final Round:           29th November – 1st December (at Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK)
                                In person to include the final round, reception, award ceremony and networking events. 


Each year, the Student Club Network relies on the support of corporate sponsors to organise the Royal Challenge. The first edition of the Royal Challenge was sponsored by Blackstone, CVC Capital Partners, Partners Group, and Verdier & Co.

Stay tuned for the official sponsor announcements of the second edition!



Arman Topchu

Winner – 1st Royal Challenge

“Competing in the Royal M&A Challenge was a great experience! I met ambitious peers from all around Europe with a keen interest in private equity and I was able to see how they think about investing. The feedback from the judges who do this for a living was extremely valuable and insightful. Moreover, I learned through the process and formed a stronger bond with my team. Overall, I would highly recommend participating in the next round to eligible students.”

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