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  1. Graduate Finance Association2004 MBA Finance Challenge • Graduate Finance Association, September 20, 2004

  2. What is the Finance Challenge? • Three days – November 10 – 12, 2004 • Team case competition open to all first year MBA students • Focuses on key topics covered in core Finance class and used in corporate applications • Corporate Finance • Longest running and largest MBA case competition at McCombs • 2004 marks the 14th annual Finance Challenge • Eight corporate sponsors • Networking • Opportunity to compete at Tulane’s national Finance Challenge • FUN!!!

  3. Logistics of the Challenge • Wednesday, November 10 • Kick-off the Challenge • Case pick-up • Begin work • Thursday, November 11 • Working day • Attend regular classes • Friday, November 12 • Breakfast • Case presentations • Lunch and announcement of finalists • Finalist presentations in afternoon • Cocktail reception and announcement of winners • Saturday, November 13 • Golf

  4. Who’s involved in the Finance Challenge? • First year students • Roughly 150 participants • Second year students • Team mentors • Room hosts • Finance faculty • Judges • Corporate sponsors • Judges • Networking opportunities

  5. What to think about when selecting a team • Diversity of talents • Quantitative and qualitative analysis • Presentation skills • Strong rapport and teamwork abilities • People you like! • Similar expectations

  6. Golf

  7. Timeline between now and November • Select teams • Complete resumes • Stay on track with concepts covered in your core Finance course • Recognize that there will be skills you may gain during PLUS that you will be able to use in the Finance Challenge • Possible “crash course” offered by professors prior to Challenge • Sign-up for Finance Challenge, September 30

  8. Sign-up process • Firm commitment • September 30 and October 1 • Teams of four • Team name • Completed resumes • Decision on Golf participation • Questions: Rachel Carlson