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What Happens at the MBA Stock Pitch Challenge?

Thursday – November 4, 2021

  • Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Speaker
  • Company interviews with selected students

Friday – November 5, 2021

  • Three simultaneous presentation tracks will occur.  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. Each team pitches the common stock in the first round and an industry-specific stock in the second and third rounds. The highest-scoring team from each group in the preliminary rounds advances to the final afternoon round.
  • The three finalists will proceed to the final round, where they make a ten-minute presentation on any stock of their choice, followed by five minutes of Q&A.  First and second place winners are announced.
  • Competing teams are not permitted to watch one another’s presentations in the first three rounds.  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.