What Happens at the NUS Asian MBA Stock Pitch Competition?
1st Evening – Arrival at NUS Business School.:
The event begins with an evening reception that will give students an opportunity to meet and greet.
2nd Day - Preparation:
Students undergo a morning Bloomberg training session at the CAMRI Investment Management & Trading Laboratory. After lunch, a common stock and two industries are assigned to the teams. A list of companies in each of the two industries will be provided. For the common stock, teams must decide whether to present it as a long (buy), neutral (hold), or a short (sell) recommendation. For each of the two assigned industries, they must select either a long or short candidate. Additional restrictions may be imposed on each selection (e.g. market capitalisation, trading volume, investment style, etc.) Students have until midnight to prepare for the three presentations.
3rd Day - Competition/Recruiting:
In the morning preliminary round, each team pitches one common stock and one industry-specific stock. For each stock pitch, a single presenter from each team makes a ten-minute presentation, followed by judges' questioning of all three team members for ten minutes. For each stock pitch, teams feature a different team member as presenter. The event is held before a live audience, but other competing teams are not permitted to watch one another's presentations. The two highest-scoring teams from each group in the preliminary round advance to the final afternoon round. After brief, private practice sessions, the finalists make their final presentations and undergo the judges' rapid-fire questioning.
Late in the afternoon, awards are presented at a reception, and recruiters may schedule individual interview with MBA candidates.