Wake Forest University Schools of Business Finishes 2nd in ACGå¨ Cup MBA Competition

3.22.2012 Article, General, School News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A team of students from the Wake Forest University Schools of Business MBA for Working Professionals program in Charlotte placed 2nd in the ACG Cup competition held last month in Raleigh.

Students representing Wake Forest included: Matt Decker, Shannon Osborne, Mike Staples and Alfonso Straffon. They are first-year MBA students who attend evening classes at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center.

They earned $500 for winning at the Wake Forest intra-campus level and $3,000 for the state ACG® Cup round.

“We are very proud of the success of these students. Between their full-time jobs, school and family life, it took an extraordinary effort to find the time necessary to study and prepare for this competition,” said Leslye Gervasi, Director of Wake Forest Charlotte MBA Programs.

(L to R) Matt Decker, Alfonso Straffon, Mike Staples, Shannon Osborne
During the case competition, students assumed the role of a merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory team and made recommendations to a private equity firm. Members of the Raleigh-area ACG Chapter served as judges.

CapitalSouth Partners generously supported Wake Forest’s participation in ACG® Cup.