The competition is open to all graduate school business students and MS finance degrees at participating universities, whether they are full-time, part-time or executive MBAs.
Webinars for Students
ACG holds webinars that will be recorded and available for registered students to view in the Merrill DataSite. Once registered students will automatically receive access to these webinars. Topics include: Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Leveraged Buyouts and Merger Consequences Analysis.
February 11: ACG will host a workshop for registered teams on Mastering a Winning Presentation. Time/Location: 6 - 7:30 PM at offices of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, One Logan Square, Ste. 2000, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996
Topics to be covered include: presentation skills (oral & written), valuation skills, private company financial metrics, and common mistakes, as well as time for Q&A. We will also have a regional investment banking firm doing a pitch as an example of a well structured and successfully delivered presentation.
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).
April 11, 2013. 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.