Northern Illinois University's premier organization within the exceptional College of Business, NIU Investment Association, is proud to announce a High School Valuation Challenge which invites teams of top students in high schools across the Chicagoland area 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 aspects of the deal, and the ramifications for the companies involved. At the end of the 8-week period, teams are required to submit a document detailing your recommended strategy. Teams advancing to round two will present its strategy to the full board of Northern Illinois University Investment Association (NIUIA) judges and members on NIU's DeKalb campus in Barsema Hall.
Questions or comments? Please reach out to our NIU Investment Association President, Oleg Grachev at email@example.com or our Faculty Advisor and Finance Department Chair, Dr. Gina Nicolosi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to having you on campus this Spring! Get excited and best of luck.