How to participate?
The International Economics Olympiad is held for high school students or recent graduates who are younger than 20 years old as of June 30 of the year of the Olympiad. Participants are chosen by means of National competitions in each separate country.
In order to participate in the qualification of the Swiss selection you must be a participant of the YES Company Programme. The students of the TOP 25 can apply for the selection with a short video. Our jury will then select the 10 most suitable applicants and invite them to an instructive assessment workshop.
What will expect you?
1) The students at the International Economics Olympiad will be facing the financial literacy simulator. The goal is to prove your financial knowledge and invest sum x to reach the final sum y as fast as possible.
2) The next challenge will be the economics exam written on paper. You have the option to choose from 3 out of 5 tasks. The tasks must be answered in detail.
3) The most intense task will be the business case. You and your team have 24 hours time to solve the case and prepare a powerpoint presentation.
4) The grand finale is the presentation itself. You will have about five minutes time to show your results and convince the jury.