Twenty-nine Teams Vie For $10,000 Grand Prize In Real Vision TV Case Study Investment Challenge, Hosted By The Economist Which MBA?

Competition invites university teams to predict which stock is the better long-term buy--Amazon or Walmart

03 Dec, 2015, 15:27 ET from The Economist

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Vision TV Case Study Competition, hosted by The Economist's Which MBA? site, has launched. Twenty-nine teams from universities across the world will compete for the grand prize of $10,000.

The competition invited teams to weigh in on which stock is the better long-term buy—Amazon or Walmart; the participating teams of business school students predicted two-to-one that Walmart is a better long-term investment than Amazon.

"One of the most important aspects of what we are trying to do with Real Vision is to bring real world economics to students around the world through exposing them to the unfettered thinking of the brightest minds in finance today," said Grant Williams, Co-founder of Real Vision TV, a video-on-demand channel for finance.  "By asking students to think critically about a seemingly straightforward collision between a giant, old-economy company and one of the businesses long-predicted to own the future of retailing, we hope to help contestants open their minds to a wider range of outcomes in a time of rapid change."

To compete for the prize, each team submitted a written and video proposal to answer the case study challenge. The submissions are hosted on The Economist's Which MBA? site.

The competition awards a total of $21,000 in prize money to the winning teams. First and second place runners-up will take home $5,000 and $3,000 in prize money. The top three teams will be selected by Real Vision TV. There will also be a People's Choice award of $3,000, which will be given to the team that receives the most votes from the public. Winners will be announced in March of 2016.

The 29 teams hail from:

  • Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • American University, Kogod School of Business
  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
  • Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
  • Tufts University, The Fletcher School
  • Aston University, Aston Business School
  • London Business School
  • Ball State University, Miller College of Business
  • California State University San Marcos, College of Business Administration
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • University of North Texas, College of Business
  • Creighton University, Heider College of Business
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • San Francisco State University, College of Business
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL College of Business Administration
  • FIA - Fundacao Instituto de Administracao, FIA Business School
  • Florida Atlantic University, Florida Atlantic University College of Business
  • Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business
  • Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business
  • University of North Alabama, UNA - College of Business
  • University of Portland, Pamplin School of Business
  • University of Saint Thomas, Opus College of Business
  • The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management

To cast your vote in the case study competition or to inquire about opportunities to participate in upcoming case study competitions, visit: http://economist.com/case.

About Which MBA? (economist.com/whichmba)
Which MBA? offers a suite of online products serving both prospective MBA students and business schools. Consumer products for prospective students include a GMAT preparation course, annual MBA rankings, and content on Economist.com. Which MBA? offers multi-media advertising solutions for business schools ranging from online MBA fairs, to traditional online and print mediums, to custom white-label lead generation tools.

About The Economist  (www.economist.com
With a growing global circulation (now more than 1.55 million including both print* and digital) and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary. In addition to the web-only content such as blogs, debates and audio/video programmes available on the websiteThe Economist is now available to download for reading on Android, Blackberry PlayBook, iPhone or iPad devices.
*Audit Bureau of Circulations Worldwide, Jan-June 2015

About Real Vision TV (www.realvisiontv.com)
Real Vision is the world's only video-on-demand channel for finance, where the world's best investors share their ideas; in essence, they are the Netflix of Finance. Their content features exclusive in-depth interviews and presentations from the world's sharpest independent analysts, fund managers, geopolitical strategists, economists and investors. Fresh content is released several times each week and subscribers also have access to the ever-expanding video vault. Free from groupthink, agenda, and sensationalism, Real Vision presents its viewers with the very best economic information and financial insight available and then allows them to make up their own minds. Follow them on Twitter at  @realvisiontv.

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