Valuation Challenge 2023

Northern Illinois University's premier organization within the exceptional College of Business, NIU Investment Association, is proud to announce this year's ON CAMPUS NIUIA Valuation Challenge.  Participating teams of top students in schools potentially worldwide select and investigate the hypothetical merger of two publicly traded firms belonging to an assigned industry.  In the Challenge's 1st round, teams submit a written report containing a thorough industry and company analysis which considers both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the deal as well as the ramifications for the companies involved.  Teams advancing to the Challenge's second round will submit a slide deck and then later will present and defend their strategy to the live virtual full board of NIUIA judges and members. 





Getting Started


Questions or comments?  Please reach out to our NIU Investment Association President at or our Faculty Advisor and Finance Department Chair, Dr. Gina Nicolosi, at

Thank you and we look forward to having you on campus this Spring!  Get excited and best of luck.

NIUIA High School Valuation Challenge 2023.pdf
RulesfortheCompetition 2023.pdf