February 11, 2010
Marquette graduate business students win state competition
Team beats UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee to take home ACG Cup
MILWAUKEE – Five students from Marquette University’s Graduate School of Management defeated teams from the University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to win the second Wisconsin Association for Corporate Growth
Cup. The ACG Cup
is a case study competition where MBA students analyze and present on a hypothetical investment acquisition.
The Marquette team, which won the $5,000 top prize, comprises Ben Adams, Scott Ginal, Michael Sanfilippo, Jason Woldt and Andrew Zimmerman. The team first competed internally against six other teams at Marquette to advance to the state competition.
“We’re very proud of all our students—the winning team and the other teams that competed internally here at Marquette,” said Dr. Jeanne Simmons, associate dean. “At Marquette’s College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, we have a strong focus on applied learning. It’s important to us that we equip our students with the real-world knowledge and skills to compete successfully in competitions like this. Ultimately, we’re preparing them to excel in their careers.”
The ACG Cup competition is judged by chief financial officers, investment bankers and other leaders in the field who are ACG members. ACG also provides mentors to the students.