So many of our students are participating in wonderful activities that help them grow beyond the classroom. I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight four graduate students who recently traveled to Milwaukee to compete in the Annual Wisconsin Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup Case Competition.
Originally, 16 students (including one online student), representing 4 groups competed in the intra-campus ACG Cup hosted on the UW-Whitewater campus. Each group attended special training sessions hosted by Dr. Linda Yu and business experts on topics such as mergers and acquisitions valuation models, investment banking business practices, and effective presentation skills.
The competition began when students were assigned a financial business scenario relating to the valuation and bidding process of a proposed merger and acquisition deal. Participants were given one week to complete the case analysis and prepare a presentation for a panel of judges. The intra-campus competition was held on January 24. Team Two represented by Abdullah Al-qahtani, Spencer Gullick, Zihao Lin, and Jessica Resch won the intra-campus competition and prepared for the regional challenge in Milwaukee.
Teams from Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater competed at the regional finals on Saturday, February 9. The Whitewater team competed well, but was defeated by a tough Marquette team. We would like to extend our congratulations to our team members for a job well done.
At UW-Whitewater we believe student real-world applications such as the ACG Cup Case Competition play a significant part in student learning. The 27 student organizations in the College of Business and Economics have always represented UW-Whitewater with exceptional achievements in regional, state, and national events. You can view a list of the student organizations at http://www.uww.edu/cobe/aboutthecollege/studentorgs.
Written By: Dr. Robert M. Schramm, Assistant Dean, College of Business and Economics