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

Past Participant Schools

University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School)
Yale (School of Management)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business)
University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)
University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business)
University of California Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management)
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business)
NYU (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)
MIT (Sloan School of Management)
Michigan (Ross School of Business)
London Business School
Northwestern (Kellogg School of Management)
Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)
Cornell University (Johnson Graduate School of Management)
INSEAD (The Business School for the World®)
Harvard Business School
Duke (Fuqua School of Business)
Dartmouth (Tuck School of Business)
Columbia Business School
University of Chicago (Booth School of Business)
University of California Berkeley (Haas School of Business)

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 UNC Kenan-Flagler Alpha Challenge. The event will be held on November 16th & 17th at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill.

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.