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ACG Cup School Contacts
  Drexel University,
LeBow College of Business

Erin Lemons 
Phone: 215.571.4516

  La Salle University
School of Business

Dr. Susan Borkowski
Lindback Professor of Accounting and Joint Faculty, Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program
Phone: 215-951-1491

  Penn State University
Smeal College of Business
MBA Finance Association
  Matthew Herbert
MBA Candidate 2015
  Saint Joseph's University
Haub School of Business
  Bob Dean
Visiting Professor
Department of Finance

Dr. Rajneesh Sharma
Department of Finance
  Temple University,
The Fox School of Business
  Rachel Carr

Kim Cherwinski

Valerie Henry
Director, MBA Programs
The Fox School of Business
Temple University

  University of Delaware
Lerner College of Business & Economics

Helen Bowers, PhD
Assoicates Professor of Finance and Director, MS Finance Program

John Stocker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance

  University of Pennsylvania,
The Wharton School
  Villanova School of Business

William Andahazy
Associate Director
Graduate Career Management & Professional Development
Phone: 610-519-4795


Wharton Takes Home the 2015 Grand Prize

ACG Philadelphia presented $25,000 in awards to eight MBA teams at the 9th annual ACG Cup competition, sponsored by KPMG LLP on April 16, 2015.  The Philadelphia Cup is a highly realistic private equity/investment banking case study competition that requires a combination of corporate strategy, finance and valuation skills. A total of 29 MBA students from 7 regional schools participated in the Final Round of the ACG Cup. Each student took home prize money and more importantly, invaluable real world experience.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania was the Grand Prize winner of the 2015 ACG Cup. The team included Eduardo Barclay Nihill, Luke Bateman, Jordan Carter and Eoghan Sheehy.  The student team received a total award of $10,000 and the Philadelphia Cup Trophy, which the school can proudly display for the next year.

In second place was Penn State University and team members David DeFelice, Peter Greensmith, Jason Miller and Tim Sandusky. Placing in third place was Temple University team members Ahmed Boholaiga, Madhura Chaudhari, Wei Chen, Yijie Fu and Raaghib Quinn. The following schools placed as finalists (listed in alpha order): Drexel University, LaSalle University, University of Delaware and Villanova University.

Grand Prize Winner: Wharton

Second Place: Penn State University

Third Place: Temple University


About the ACG Philadelphia Cup

About the ACG Philadelphia Cup

The Association for Corporate Growth is pleased to present the 9th annual ACG Philadelphia Cup. 

The Philadelphia Cup is a case study competition designed to give students real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community. 

The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school competitions, with the winning team from from each school competing head to head at the "ACG Philadelphia Cup" Finals. The winning team is awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title and trophy. A total of $25,000 in prize money will be awarded based on each team’s ranking and not all teams will be eligible to receive a monetary award. 

The competition, which is open exclusively to MBA and MS Finance students attending the participating universities (schools and contacts noted along the left side of this page), whether they are full-time, part-time or executive MBAs. The case work is rigorous and other degrees would not provide students with the necessary finance foundation. 

ACG Philadelphia has created an ACG Philadelphia Cup University Handbook designed to be a comprehensive resource for school administrators, faculty and student.

For further details, please view the competition timeline and important dates provided below.


Thank you to the
ACG Cup Sponsor

Team registrations typically opens in January of each year.
ROUND 1 Dates
The date/time for each school's respective Round One competition will be posted to our web site as soon as it is available. Your school representative will communicate all logistics related to Round One
Drexel University 

La Salle University

Penn State University 

Temple University 
University of Delaware 

The Wharton School

Villanova School of Business

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