Undergrad business team wins masters-level competition

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Case Western Reserve University business students are uniquely prepared for success.

Case in point: A team of four Weatherhead School of Management undergraduates recently took first place in a business competition intended for masters-level students. 

The ACG Cup is a regional case study competition where teams are given a real-world business scenario and present their recommendations to a group of judges, who are professionals in the mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and private equity industries. 

"Our students showed their agility and skill in dominating this prestigious competition,” said Scott Fine, a CWRU professor of banking and finance who coached the team. “Opportunities to connect with senior business professionals are an important element of our students' success, especially so during COVID times.”

How does it come to be that four undergrads could elbow out teams of MBA candidates?

Early access to skill-building business classes, leads to early internship experiences (84% of business students complete at least two internships). The result: business majors who are primed for success.