Student Competitions for Mason Undergraduates

Michigan UG Investment Conference

Fall Semester

This annual conference hosts twenty five student teams from around the country. Each team of two to four members gives a PowerPoint presentation explaining their stock pitch. Four teams will move on to the final round. For more details on W&M's 2011 team, check out their feature in Forbes magazine!

W&M Team
W&M Tax Team
Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition

Fall Semester

Teams of five students complete a simulation exercise, role play with professionals and give a presentation. Students first compete at the Regional Competitions, and if they win continue on to the National Competition in Texas. For the past 15 years, a W&M undergraduate team has been represented in the finals.

Deloitte Consulting's Battle of the Beltway

Fall Semester

The Battle of the Beltway is a Federal business case competition for college sophomores and juniors. Up to nine teams of four students each compete at their own university, analyzing the case and presenting their solution. The top two teams will then compete against other colleges in the final round at George Washington University.

Georgetown Stock Pitch Conference

Spring Semester

Teams of two to four students compete in a tournament-style stock pitch competition. Finance professors and faculty serve as judges and score teams based on their stock pitch and presentation. If teams advance to the final round, they have the opportunity to win a cash prize. In 2011, W&M placed second.

CFA Institute Research Challenge

Spring Semester

In this global competition, teams of three to five students research and analyze a publicly traded company. Both a written, Initiation of Coverage report and oral presentation are evaluated to determine a winner. Teams compete in local competitions, and the winners will move on to the regional competitions and ultimately the global final. 

CFA Challenge Team
W&M Business Plan Competition

Spring Semester

The Business Plan Competition allows for W&M students to experience presenting a business idea to potential investors. Consisting of three rounds, teams of one to four students create an executive summary of their proposal, give an elevator pitch and in the final round, submit their business plan and give a final presentation.  The top three teams win monetary prizes.

Navigant Consulting Case Competition

Spring Semester

This annual event has William & Mary students competing against their classmates in a 24 hour case competition. After reaching a solution, teams present to W&M Alumni working at Navigant as well as Executive Partners of the College. The top four teams move on to the finals and compete for cash prizes.