9th Annual National Energy Finance Challenge
Thursday & Friday, October 17th – October 18th, 2013
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
The Energy Finance Challenge is a business case competition focused on the real-life finance issues within 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 very 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 one first year student per team is required in order to take advantage of the networking events with investment banks looking for interns. Participants must be full time MBA students.
Primary Student Contact:
Ariel Shalin, Event Organizer
Sponsors: Past challenges have been supported by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte Consulting, and the Energy Management and Innovation Center at the University of Texas. Funding as well as judging expertise will come from sponsor organizations.
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.