BlueShift

Compete and develop a business solution for a real business in our BlueShift competition.

High school business case competition

BlueShift is a business case competition for secondary school students. Students work in small teams to develop real business solutions for a real business.

Participants compete in teams of three or four to analyse the business challenge and prepare a written solution to a real business case.

Teams with the best submissions present their ideas to a panel of judges at the BlueShift finals held at our Gardens Point campus in Brisbane.

The competition started in 2014 and more than 145 teams have participated.

Winning Teams for 2022

Congratulations to our winning teams who competed at Finals Day at QUT Gardens Point Campus on Saturday 21 May 2022.

Champion team

  • The Gryphon Group, Brisbane State High School

2nd place

  • Meerkat Masters, Queensland Academy of Health Sciences

3rd place

  • CDI Consulting, Northside Christian College

Finalist Teams for 2022

Congratulations to our Finalist Teams who will be competing at Finals Day at QUT Gardens Point Campus on Saturday 21 May 2022.

Team NameSchool
The Gryphon Group Brisbane State High School
BSHS Team 1 Brisbane State High School
Hurlstone Hornets Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Hurlstone Hurricanes Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Hurlstone Haybales Hurlstone Agricultural High School
TEEM BE Mt St Michael's College
MHC Consulting Northside Christian College
CDI Consulting Northside Christian College
Wyse Presbyterian Ladies College
Meerkat Masters Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
Team B QAHS Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
Shark Tank Consulting The Southport School

2022 competition details

Registrations are now closed for the 2022 competition. Please register your interest below for the next competition.

Register your interest

Key dates

Registrations closed

28 February 2022: Early bird eligibility for coaching sessions close

1 March 2022: Case released

26 April 2022: Case submissions due, final day to register

5 May 2022: Finalists announced

21 May 2022: Champions round at QUT Gardens Point

Key dates

4 November 2021: Registrations open

28 February 2022: Early bird eligibility for coaching sessions close

1 March 2022: 2022 Business case released

26 April 2022: Final day for team registrations and submissions due

5 May 2022: Finalists announced

21 May 2022: Champions round at QUT Gardens Point

How to enter

Interested in competing? Find out how to register your team, including the competition process and eligibility.

Enter the competition

Prepare for the competition

Find the resources you need to create your business case submission including what to include in your business proposal.

Competition resources

Why compete?

Real world cases

When you participate in BlueShift, you’ll:

  • apply what you’ve learnt and work in a team on a real-world business case
  • develop real business skills including professional presentation, financial analysis and creative problem solving
  • gain valuable insights into the business industry.

Networking opportunities

Finalists have the exclusive opportunity to meet and network with:

  • other BlueShift competitors from across the country
  • QUT staff and alumni
  • our award-winning international business case competition team of QUT students
  • business industry professionals.

Working with real businesses

We work with real businesses to provide participants the opportunity to address real-world business challenges.

Competition prizes

First place

Each member of the winning team receives:

  • a $2,000 scholarship for the QUT Faculty of Business and Law
  • a $250 EFTPOS card
  • a prize pack from our sponsors.

Your school also receives a $3,000 cash prize from QUT, and your teacher receives an $800 voucher from QUTeX, to access short courses, professional development and executive education.

Second place

Each member of the team in 2nd place receives:

  • a $100 EFTPOS card
  • a prize pack from our sponsors.

Third place

Each member of the team in 3rd place receives:

  • a $50 EFTPOS card
  • a prize pack from our sponsors.

2019 BlueShift Winners

Champion team

QAHS Consulting - Queensland Academics - Health Sciences

Second place

Team Somerville - Somerville House

Third place

Tenacious Top Dogs - Bundaberg North State High School

Explore the more than 60 schools from local, national and international destinations that have participated in previous competitions:

BlueShift sponsors

Primary sponsors

Accommodation partner

Prize sponsors

Become a sponsor

By becoming a sponsor of BlueShift you’ll support young leaders in their business career goals. Reach an audience of local and international high school students, and connect with the wider QUT community.

If you're interested in sponsoring BlueShift or would like more information, contact us.

Contact us

If you are interested in participating in the QUT BlueShift business case competition, or partnering with us, please get in touch.