Valuation Challenge

Northern Illinois University's premier organization within the exceptional College of Business, NIU Investment Association, is proud to announce the 2021 Valuation Challenge.

  • Teams of students are invited to select and investigate the hypothetical merger of two publicly traded firms belonging to an assigned industry.
  • Teams will conduct a thorough analysis of both the industry and the companies, considering both quantitative and qualitative deal aspects and the ramifications for the companies involved.
  • At the end of the two-month period, teams are required to submit a document detailing their recommended strategy.
  • Teams advancing to round two will virtually present and defend their strategy to the full board of Northern Illinois University Investment Association (NIUIA) judges and members.

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The application deadline is February 12, 2021

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Gina Nicolosi, Ph.D.
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