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MBA Stock Pitch Challenge
November 03, 2017

The annual MBA Stock Pitch Challenge provides a forum for top MBA students to compete and showcase their stock-picking skills in front of a panel of distinguished judges. The event challenges teams of finance students from twelve top MBA programs to prepare and present buy/hold/sell recommendations and vigorously defend them. Judged by a panel of investment industry experts, the intense competition is designed to replicate the fast-paced, demanding experience of sellside and buyside analysts and asset managers.

Description
For each stock pitch, a single presenter from each team makes a ten-minute presentation, followed by judges' questioning of all three team members for five minutes. For each of the three stock pitches, teams feature a different team member as presenter. The event is held before a live audience, but other competing teams are not permitted to watch one another's presentations in the first two rounds. Finalists are allowed to watch other teams present as long as they have finished their own presentation.

In addition to gaining valuable experience and competing before judges, MBA students have a chance to shine before prospective employers. Recruiters from sponsoring firms come to shop for top talent. As one judge commented, "There's no one I wouldn't hire."

Teams of 3 members.

Winning Criteria
Judges will be provided with a score sheet for the competition. In brief, the presentation will be judged on the basis of the quality of the analysis, presentation delivery, and the quality of the Q&A session.

2016 Outcome
1st Place: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
2nd Place: Chicago - Booth School of Business

Below are all participating schools of 2016.
Organizer
Johnson - Cornell University
Fidelity Investments
Eligible Schools
Boston College - Carroll School Of Management
Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School Of Business
Dartmouth Tuck School Of Business
Johnson - Cornell University
Notre Dame - Mendoza College Of Business
Virginia Darden School Of BusinessColumbia University - Graduate School of Management, New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management
Prize
Undefined