About the NGM Case Competition

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) is a joint venture between Barrick and Newmont to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world. Their mission is to be the world's most valued gold mining business by finding, developing, and owning the best assets, with the best people, to deliver sustainable returns for their owners and partners. NGM has teamed with the Lee Business School and the Department of Accounting in presenting a case competition to provide needed financial assistance to business students at UNLV, enhance public awareness and perceptions of the mining industry in Nevada, and increase students' understanding of career opportunities in the mining industry and with NGM.

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General Rules

Teams will consist of four Lee Business School students. Although faculty members are encouraged to promote this competition on campus, NO faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving the case.

Each case competition entry will present their solutions and responses to this year’s case. Teams must apply for registration to the competition by responding to the following Qualtrics survey before Monday, February 5 at 3 pm. The survey will request the complete names of all team members, along with their NSHE numbers, academic major and graduate or undergraduate status. When teams are approved they will receive an email with the required forms. All teams who apply before the deadline will be notified if their team is approved by Tuesday, February 6 at 5 pm.

Students will prepare a video and post the video to YouTube. The video must be more than 12 minutes and less than 15 minutes and should include the teams’ should include the teams' analyses and responses to the requirements in the 2024 NGM Case Competition Overview. The video must be unlisted on YouTube. Please visit the support page for directions to make a video unlisted. Assistance from the UNLV video department is permitted. Teams may practice their presentations with live audiences but cannot receive technical feedback or guidance related to the case solution from faculty or other professionals.

Entries must be submitted to unlvaccounting@unlv.edu no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024. Each entry must include:

  1. A signed Ethics Compliance Form for each team member.
  2. A signed Photo/Video Release Form for each team member.
  3. A link to the YouTube video that contains your case analysis.

The top four teams will be announced on Friday, March 15. The four finalist teams will have virtual coaching sessions with Nevada Gold Mines representatives and will present their case analysis live to judges from NGM., industry representatives or UNLV representatives on April 11. Finalist teams will receive more details on the format of the finals on March 15.

Multiple criteria will be used in evaluating the first-round videos and the live presentations in the finals. Judging criteria include technical content, presentation skills, presentation organization, real-world application of ideas, and strength of recommendations and conclusions.

Case Competition Documents

2024 NGM Case Competition Overview


The winners of the NGM Case Competition will receive:

  • $12,000 to the 1st place team ($3,000 each team member)
  • $8,000 to the 2nd place team ($2,000 each team member)
  • $6,000 to the 3rd place team ($1,500 each team member)
  • $4,000 to the 4th place team ($1,000 each team member)


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