What is GMCC?

We believe in creating a genuine and positive impact through creative and real solutions to real problems faced by some of the most influential microfinance organisations in the ANZ region. 

An annual competition organised by the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative and other leading Australian and New Zealand universities, the Global Microfinance Case Competition allows passionate and ambitious students to recommend creative solutions to a real microfinance organisation.

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Real case, real clients

What sets GMCC apart from other case competitions is that it is a live case based on a real MMI client. You’ll have the opportunity to create a lasting and genuine impact on microfinance organisations committed to social impact.

Be creative

The GMCC provides an engaging platform for students of all disciplines to utilise their analytical skills, developing innovative solutions to some of the most pressing issues in our contemporary world faced by microfinance and not-for-profit institutions.

Compete on a global stage

Featuring leading Australian and New Zealand universities, test your mettle and capitalise on your analytical skills against some of the world's most promising young talents.

Win a job Interview with Kearney

The winning solution of GMCC will interview for a Summer Internship role at one of the premier consulting firms in the world, Kearney. You’ll also take home $1000!

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9th-13th August: registrations are open for the GMCC and strictly close at 11.59pm on the 13th of August.


16th August 5.30pm-7.30pm: Zoom case workshop, hosted by industry professionals. The aim of this workshop is to inform students about what a case competition is, and how to break down and approach a case in a case competition. The case is also released straight after the workshop.


23rd August: Students submit their slide decks and executive summaries. Top 5 teams from these submissions will go on to present their recommendation live to a panel of judges at the campus finals.


27th August, 5.30pm-8.00pm: Campus finals. The top five Monash teams will present their deliverables live in front of a panel of judges in-person. Judges will select the top ranked entry to compete at the global heats and finals.


30th-31st August: Global heats and finals. The winners from each participating university will compete against each other in the semi finals and finals for a chance at winning a $1000 cash prize, and an interview for an internship at Kearney