Students

Meet the Students Participating in AlphaChallenge

Below is a list of current and past schools that have participated in the Alpha Challenge. The quality and caliber of students sent from these prestigious academic institutions exemplifies just how serious and rigorous this competition can get. If your school is interested in participating in future alpha challenge competitions, please feel free to contact us

2019 Competing Schools

University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Columbia Business School
Cornell University, SC Johnson College of Business
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
MIT Sloan School of Management
New York University, Stern School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Yale School of Management

Other Past Participating Schools

University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management
Harvard Business School
INSEAD, The Business School for the World®
London Business School
University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 UNC Kenan-Flagler Alpha Challenge. The event will be held virtually on December 3rd & 4th.

The Alpha Challenge is considered the premier MBA event in the investment management industry. The event presents an opportunity for 3-person teams to present their investment analysis for both long and short recommendations from a predefined list of companies. MBA students from the top programs around the world come to Chapel Hill for this unique opportunity to present in front of some of the top portfolio managers and analysts in the industry.

Each year, UNC Kenan-Flagler invites 5 prospective MBA students to attend the Alpha Challenge. While the prospective students do not compete in the challenge, they are invited to watch the various rounds of the competition and experience the exceptional investment management resources that exist here at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Important information to remember: Candidates will receive invites directly from admissions by the end of October. Note: Participation in the Alpha Challenge does not guarantee admission to UNC Kenan-Flagler. If you are selected to participate in the Alpha Challenge and have not already interviewed with Kenan-Flagler (for MBA admission), we will arrange for you to interview while you are on campus.