Student teams will have about one week to complete their analysis as well as develop their presentations. Team members will receive a link via email to an online database that allows access to the case and supporting case materials. The MBA case will be provided by ACG Global and created by finance industry experts.
Round 1 will be held at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and Marquette. The winner from each round will move on to the Final Round to compete for the top prize in the ACG Cup Finals.
The Round 1 objective is to provide students with an opportunity to present their analysis of the case and recommendations to the panel of judges with real-world business experience. Teams will compete against their own schools.
Following the competition, the judges will provide overall feedback and advice, as well as announce the highest scoring teams. These teams will move on to the Final Round.
During the Final Round, each team will get an add-on case to Round 1 and have about one week to create a presentation. Each team in the Final Round will present their recommendations to the judges. Students should anticipate the possibility of interruptions and questions from the judges during their timed presentation. After the last presentation, the judges will convene for an allocated amount of time to determine the winning team.
A total of $6,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to competing teams that make it to the Final Round, with a grand prize of $3,000 for the winning team.
Networking and career opportunities with ACG members and local and regional business leaders.
Gain valuable real-life skills in mergers and acquisitions. This experience, exposure and training in M&A is not found anywhere else!