ACG Cup®

The Premier MBA Competition

The ACG Cup®  is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country 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 and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup® title and cash awards.

Participating in the ACG Cup® provides students with the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Interact and network with leading finance professionals and organizations
  • Gain insight into the inner workings of corporate finance through a variety of transaction perspectives
  • Meet and develop relationships with potential employers, team members and mentors
  • Experience the opportunity to apply critical academic skills to a highly realistic M&A case study
  • Enhance and polish presentation, team-building and networking capabilities
  • Win meaningful cash rewards
"As the leading authority on corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions, ACG is in a unique position to offer students and business schools around the world direct access to a community of senior-level professionals, potential employers, resources and networks. The ACG Cup® provides ambitious students at top business schools the opportunity to apply their classroom studies to solving real-world business issues and gain significant connections and recognition for their efforts."
-Gary A. LaBranche, CAE

Participating Schools 

Carnegie Mellon University
Duquesne University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
West Virginia University