NEW YORK, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Does Amazon's or Walmart's stock make for a better buy if you can't sell the stock for a decade? This was the challenge poised to 29 business school teams around the world in the Real Vision TV Case Study Competition, hosted by The Economist's Which MBA? division. Teams from 29 universities around the world competed for $21,000 total in prize money.
Raoul Pal and Grant Williams, Real Vision's co-founders, selected the top three proposals, and visitors to the case study competition website voted for the People's Choice winner:
- First place was awarded to Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, which predicted Walmart's ten-year return on investment (ex-dividends) to be 93 percent, compared to an anticipated 78 percent return on Amazon stock.
- Second place was awarded to Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
- Third place was awarded to Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.
- The People's Choice Award went to Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management after they received the most votes from the general public
"We had applicants from all around the world, some of the finest minds in finance," said Pal in Real Vision TV's winner announcement. On the winning team's decision to invest in both stocks despite their prediction that Walmart would generate higher returns, Pal explained that "the students at Ryerson thought outside the box and decided that they wouldn't choose one of the companies to invest in, but both of them, but cleverly weighted it to allow for growth and value, which we thought was genius."
The teams' videos can be viewed along with their written analyses on The Economist's Which MBA? site.
The 29 teams who competed hailed 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
- The Fletcher School, Tufts University
- Aston Business School, Aston Business School
- London 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 - Fundação Instituto de Administração, 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, 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
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SOURCE The Economist