Dr. Susan Borkowski
Lindback Professor of Accounting and Joint Faculty, Integrated Science, Business and Technology Program
Graduate Career Management & Professional Development
The Association for Corporate Growth is pleased to present the 8th annual ACG Philadelphia Cup.
The Philadelphia Cup is a highly realistic private equity/investment banking case study contest that will present a total of up to $25,000 in awards to MBA students representing some of the top MBA programs in the greater Philadelphia area.
Competing teams will be drawn from leading Philadelphia business schools. View the list of schools and contacts along the left side of this page.
The contest, which is open exclusively to MBA and MS Finance students attending the universities, will start with Round One competitions to be held on-campus at each school. Each team will analyze and present their solutions and recommendations to a complex business case that requires a combination of corporate strategy, finance and valuation skills. The top team from each school's ROUND 1 competition will advance to the "ACG Philadelphia Cup" Finals.
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.
Mid-February - Mid-March: Release of Case Study & ROUND 1 (On-Campus) Competition
Each team will analyze and present their recommendations and supporting rationale for a complex investment case that requires corporate strategy, finance and valuation skills.
ACG will utilize a Virtual Data Room for the release of the case. All registered team members will receive log in and password information to the Merrill DataSite. Teams will have 2 weeks to prepare for the case in advance of ROUND 1.
School representatives will communicate with your team, as necessary, throughout this process and be available to answer questions (other than related to the case itself).
Monday April 14th. Finals
Teams will compete head-to-head with the winners from the other regional MBA schools for a total of $25,000 in prize money, which will be allocated among the final round teams as determined by the judges in their sole discretion. Prize money will be awarded based on each team’s ranking and not all teams will be eligible to receive a monetary award.