12th Annual National Energy Finance Challenge
Thursday & Friday, October 20th – October 21st, 2016
The AT&T Conference Center (2247 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78713)
The National Energy Finance Challenge is a business case competition focused on real world finance issues facing the energy industry. The purpose of the event is to bring corporate executives and recruiters from world-renowned companies with links to the energy industry into contact with the best MBA students from around the country and to provide a unique learning experience for the students involved. We expect to host approximately 16 teams consisting of four or five first and second-year students from a range of top US business schools. At least three first year students per team are required. Participants must be full time MBA students.
Preliminary Schedule (subject to change):
Thursday, October 13
The business case challenge is distributed via e-mail at 4 pm (CST)
Sunday, October 16
Case solution and presentation turned in by 9 pm (CST)
Thursday, October 20
Teams and judges travel to Austin
Networking reception and dinner at Stadium (Centennial Room) at 6 pm
Bring hardcopies of presentation for judges to dinner
Friday, October 21
Breakfast for teams and judges
Lunch provided for teams and judges; finalists announced
Finalists compete for cash prizes
Cash prizes are 1st – $10,000, 2nd – $5,000, 3rd – $3,000
Late afternoon/early evening, winners announced followed by networking reception
Primary Student Contacts:
Andrew Israelson (Event Organizer)
Ian Macgregor (Event Organizer)
This year’s sponsors include: Chevron, Conoco, Wells Fargo, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., General Electric, and Shell. Funding as well as judging expertise will come from sponsor organizations.
Burnt Orange Sponsors
Each semester we plan trips (or “treks”) to visit companies in the industry, particularly potential employers. Houston, being a short drive from Austin, is a mainstay on the trek schedule. The objective of these trips are twofold:
1) to expose firms in the industry to the talent in the McCombs MBA program and
2) to educate our members.
Periodically, we will host or co-host events featuring guest speakers from the industry. These create educational as well as networking opportunities.
The knowledge and experience represented within our membership are an extremely valuable asset to our group. To facilitate inter-member networking, we frequently host happy hours.
UT Energy Forum
Once a year, UT puts a spotlight on its assets when it comes to energy. This student-led event will bring together leading University researchers and professors, industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today’s most pressing energy challenges.