Business & Finance Competitions
Business competitions provide a highly valuable and rigorous learning experience, regardless of whether your career goals include launching a business, growing an enterprise or designing a corporate innovation initiative. Competitions allow you to gain feedback from customers and industry experts, the ability to expand your network, hone your pitch, receive non-dilutive startup funding and test your innovative idea early and often. They also give you the chance to earn funding.
Looking for a competitive way to demonstrate your programming and quantitative skills? Interested in finance and trading? Then the annual University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition is for you! This competition is open to undergraduates with an interest in trading/quantitative financing. It is an algorithmic trading competition comprised of a team of 3-4 students from the same institution (one member must be able to code in Java). The competition also includes networking opportunities with premier employers such as Citadel and IMC. The competition is held each spring in Chicago, Illinois and is limited to 25 selected teams.
The International Business Ethics Case Competition is the premier international competition of its kind. It is jointly sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas (MN), the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI).