t’s one thing to learn about investments, valuation and other business concepts in textbooks, and quite another to experience the challenges of business in real life. The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) provides an annual opportunity for college students throughout the world to experience real-life lessons of a simulated business case through the ACG Cup Competition.
Nebraska’s ACG chapter is holding the ACG Nebraska Cup for the first time in 2012. Boyd Ober, president of Leadership Resources, served as a judge for the first round. He and fellow judges acted as board directors of a fictional company. Teams of three to five students made presentations to the judges as members of an investment banking firm competing for the fictional company’s business.
“There are many opportunities for students to test skills and make their mark. The ACG Nebraska Cup is a first-rate option. The competition was intense with really smart MBA’s presenting,” Ober said. “It was an honor toserve as a judge—especially because Leadership Resources products closely target the goals of typical ACG businesses.”
Three Nebraska schools entered the ACG Nebraska Cup in its inaugural year: Creighton University, University of Nebraska—Lincoln and University of Nebraska—Omaha. Each school chose teams to participate in the competition’s first round at their respective schools on February 2. Two first round winners from each school will compete in round two, held on March 1st at the University of Nebraska—Omaha.