Cornerstone University News

CU Hosts ACG Cup for MBA Students

Four leading Western Michigan MBA programs will compete on Feb. 25 on the Cornerstone campus for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup title and a $5,000 cash prize.

The annual competition allows teams of MBA students from Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Ferris State University and Western Michigan University to compete in a two-round competition.

“It is an intensive learning experience but well worth it,” said Dr. Sandra Upton, dean of business programs for Cornerstone’s Professional and Graduate Studies program. “And it has become an important and value-added highlight of Cornerstone’s MBA program.”

The teams will analyze business cases and present strategies to a panel of local judges. Strategies will include valuations, identifying capital markets, developing merger/acquisition strategic alternatives and financing options.

Winners will be announced at the ACG Outstanding Growth Award reception held in March.

“The ACG Cup is a great way to help our MBA students apply business theory to real-world experiences and interact with successful business leaders in the West Michigan community,” said Dr. Upton. “The global and prestigious competition not only challenges students to exercise quantitative skills like finance and accounting, it also forces them to prove other critical business acumen such as strategic thinking and presentation skills.”

The PGS program at Cornerstone offers both an online MBA program as well as a traditional MBA program.

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