Previous Competitions

2014

UMD-Smith Hosts M&A Competition; Tepper Wins
Students representing some the country’s top MBA programs competed to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business 8th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition, held Oct. 23-24, 2014 at the university’s College Park campus. A team from the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business captured the $5,000 first prize.

2013

MBAs Compete in M&A Competition; Maryland Team Wins
Teams from some the country’s top MBA programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 7th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition, held Nov. 7-8, 2013 at the university’s College Park campus. The team from the Smith School captured the event's $5,000 first prize.

2012

MBAs Compete in the Smith School's Mergers and Acquisitions Contest; Ohio State Wins
MBA students had the upcoming presidential election on their minds as they plotted merger and acquisition strategies and recommendations for big players in the aerospace and defense industries. Teams from some of the country’s top MBA programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 6th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition. A team from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business captured the Oct. 25-26 event's $5,000 first prize.

2011

Mergers and Acquisitions Contest Draws top MBA Programs;  UVA Triumphs
A college football weekend likely comes to mind when a mid-autumn competition is associated with beer and the likes of UCLA, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia. Teams from these schools and others recently concluded a pressure-packed competition. But it involved neither athletics nor tailgating fans. Instead, MBA students matched their skills as the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business staged its 5th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition. UVA's Darden School of Business captured the Oct. 20-21, 2011 event's $5,000 first prize.

2010

Notre Dame Takes Top Prize in Fourth Annual University of Maryland M&A Competition
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its fourth annual Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 28-29, 2010. The event, organized by Smith’s MBA Finance Association, challenged 10 teams of MBA students from leading business schools to craft and present M&A pitches to a panel of executive and faculty judges. The student team from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business won the $5,000 first prize.

2009

NYU Takes Top Prize in Third Annual University of Maryland M&A Competition
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its third annual Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 22-23, 2009. The event, organized by Smith’s MBA Finance Association, challenged 10 teams of MBA students from leading business schools to craft and present M&A pitches to a panel of executive and faculty judges. The student team from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University won the $5,000 first prize.

2008

Chicago GSB Takes Top Prize in University of Maryland M&A Competition
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its second annual Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 16-17, 2008. The event, organized by Smith’s MBA Finance Association, challenged teams of MBA students from leading business schools to create and deliver M&A pitches to a panel of executive judges. Students from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business won first prize, $5,000.

2007

Columbia Business School Takes Top Prize in University of Maryland M&A Competition
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its first Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 11-12, 2007. The event, organized by Smiths MBA Finance Association, challenged teams of MBA students from leading business schools to create and deliver M&A pitches to a panel of executives from Wall Street firms including Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. Columbia Business School won first prize, $5,000.