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.
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.
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.
1st Place: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
2nd Place: Chicago - Booth School of Business
Below are all participating schools of 2016.