I read this story and thought how cool it was to have such events.
ITHACA, N.Y. - The questions were pointed, probing, detailed and relentless.
"What are the drivers?"
"What's the leverage?"
"What do the stock options do to the numbers?"
"How much stock is owned by insiders?"
"Are insiders selling?"
"What's the short interest?"
"Would you be trading a pig for a dog?"
MBA students from ten of the nation's top business schools gathered last week at Cornell University for the third annual MBA Stock Pitch Challenge. Each three-member team had 12 hours to prepare recommendations on three stocks. In the first round, the students had five minutes to make their buy, sell or short recommendation on one of two stocks to a panel of four Wall Street pros. The judges, who were analysts and money managers, then lobbed questions at the students for 15 minutes. Each team was identified only by a number, and the judges didn't know the school or the contestants. Source Article