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What : Teams of MBA students receive details of a bid to buy a fictional company and have one week to recommend a course of action to the judges acting as the company’s board of directors. Campus winners will advance to a regional competition.
Who : Students in the MBA program are eligible to participate in the Competition. Teams are approved by the College of Business & Economics.
Video : Preview a short video of the competition.
Sponsor : Association for Corporate Growth, a professional organization for specialists in corporate growth and development, mergers and acquisitions.
When started : The Los Angeles chapter held the first ACG MBA Cup – since renamed ACG Cup-competition in 2005-2006. The Orange County Chapter introduced it to UC Irvine, Chapman University, and Cal State Fullerton in 2006-2007.
Goals : Give MBA students experience in finance and mergers an acquisitions, and give the association exposure to business schools and their MBA students.
Skills tested : Teamwork, ability to work under deadline, public presentation proficiency, adaptability when circumstances change, capacity to defend recommendations.
Prizes : Regional winner received $10,000: runners-up received $6,000, $4,000, or $1,000.
Future: Local association members will share their experiences with all 51 chaptered in May in the hope of establishing a nationwide competition.
* Information provided by The Orange County Register.
¨ Be prepared to attend one Information Session and a tutorial session.
¨ Attend one Information Session in Nov or Dec
¨ Attend the Tutorial Session in January (mandatory—dates and time TBD)
¨ Compete in the Mihaylo ACG Cup in late January
¨ Wining Team Advances to ACG Cup Finals in late Feb or beginning of March (date TBD).
Questions on how to get involved should be directed to your program advisor in the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at (657)278-4690.