A team of MBA students from the Real Estate & Infrastructure program at York’s Schulich School of Business won top spot in the 2012 Argus Software University Challenge last Friday.
The Schulich team, comprised of Amber Lam, Maxwell Vo, Anastasia Malina and Sarah Hsu, beat 20 other teams from universities across the United States and elsewhere to receive the $8,000 first-place prize.
Right: The winning team from York’s Schulich School of Business. From left, Maxwell Vo, Anastasia Malina, Sarah Hsu and Amber Lam
Andre Kuzmicki, executive director of Schulich’s Real Estate & Infrastructure program, helped prepare the team for the online competition.
A team from the University of San Diego finished second and a team from the Stern School of Business at New York University came in third.
The competition was based on Valuation Discounted Cash Flow (DCV) knowledge. The challenge included simulating a realistic investment analysis and composing a paper detailing the projected outcome of the investment opportunity.
One team from each participating university also had to complete a case study – Investing in an Emerging Market: The Wizarding World created by Pernille Christensen, who holds a LEED-AP, BD+C certification and is a certified ARGUS Valuation-DCF Trainer.
The following is a list universities that participated in the challenge:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The Pennsylvania State University
The University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Texas A&M University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Colorado – Boulder
California State University – Easy Bay
University of San Diego
University of Pennsylvania
New York University
Covenant University – Nigeria
University of Laval
Louisiana State University
University of Texas – Dallas
University of Texas – Austin