Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ACG CUP NORTHWEST HANDBOOK CONTAINS THE ANSWERS TO MOST QUESTIONS AND MAY BE FOUND IN ITS ENTIRETY UNDER THE “RESOURCES” TAB.

a. The ACG Cup® case-study competition provides MBA, graduate and undergraduate finance majors students an opportunity to solve a real-world issue in a high-pressure setting.  Students are challenged to find solutions for a finance-related case in the field of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.  After the teams analyze the case and agree upon a course of action, the students make presentations to a panel of judges comprised of successful corporate executives in the field of finance.  The Practice Round, Semi-Finals and Finals Competitions foster the student’s presentation experience intra-University, intra-State and, finally, with head to head competition between schools in Oregon and Washington. (see ABOUT tab: http://www.acgcupnw.org/about/ )

a. Most of the major universities in Washington and Oregon are participating. (see UNIVERSITIES tab:  http://www.acgcupnw.org/universities/ )

a. The rules may be found in the HANDBOOK located under the RESOURCES tab of our website: http://www.acgcupnw.org/resources/handbook/

a. The timetable is as follows:

Team/Student Registration:  Now through January 15, 2019

Part 1, Base Case Release:  January 1, 2019

Final Determination of Teams:  February 1, 2019

Part 2 Case Release:  February 1, 2019

Intra-School Team Competition, if necessary:  During January 2019

Semi-Final Competition:  Begins 9 a.m., February 22, 2019

Finals Competition:  Afternoon, February 22, 2019

b. All teams must register on our dedicated website. This may be done at any time but not later than mid-January of the competition year.  (see Handbook:  http://www.acgcupnw.org/our-handbook/  page 5)

a. There is no charge from ACG to any participating university or team member to compete. See Handbook:  http://www.acgcupnw.org/our-handbook/  page 11.

a. There are cash awards for winning teams. See Handbook:  http://www.acgcupnw.org/our-handbook/  page 1

a. The current structure of ACG Cup Northwest involves competition among schools located only within Washington and Oregon

a. Team formation is described in the HANDBOOK. (see Handbook: http://www.acgcupnw.org/our-handbook/ )

a. Judges for any intra-school competition will be determined by the liaisons and university coordinators.  The semi-final and final winners will be determined by judges from the financial community that were selected from the states of Washington and Oregon by the ACG Cup committee.

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