MBA Stock Pitch Challenge Overview

Group of MBA students looking at the two judges speaking.

What Happens at the MBA Stock Pitch Challenge?

Thursday – November 7, 2024

  • Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Speaker

Friday- November 8, 2024

  • Teams will pitch two stocks in the preliminary rounds of the competition. Each team is responsible for preparing three pitches in total. For the first two preliminary rounds, teams will pick from a basket of stocks assigned to them by the organizers. All three team members are encouraged to participate in the presentation and answer the judges’ questions in all three rounds. Presentations are seven minutes long with eight minutes of Q&A from judges. Teams should use a pre-issued PowerPoint template for their presentations. Judges will select the teams to advance to the final round.
  • The four finalists will proceed to the final round, where they make a seven-minute presentation on any stock of their choice, followed by eight minutes of Q&A. First and second-place winners are announced.
  • Non-finalists are encouraged to watch finalist teams in the final round.

Why Participate?


  • Experience the intensity, depth, and breadth of questions posed by top investment professionals – the kinds of questions asked daily on Wall Street.
  • Network with investment industry professionals – SPC judges, sponsors, and MBA competitors who will soon enter the field.
  • Prepare concise, compelling pitches.
  • Use professional investment software, including Capital IQ, FactSet and Bloomberg.


  • Gain priority access to top MBA candidates; watch them demonstrate their intellectual horsepower under intense time pressure.
  • Network with peer investment professionals, research faculty, and top MBA students.
  • Enhance your firm’s prestige through Ivy League associations.
  • Raise your visibility with the business schools that contribute the most talent and research to your industry.