IFSA Team Finalists, Duff&Phelps YOUniversity Challenge
A group of two students from our college, members of IFSA Network India, took part in YOUniversity Deal Challenge conducted by Duff & Phelps. A total of approximately 80 teams across India participated in the competition and only three teams were shortlisted for the final round. This team from our college, ended up as one of the finalists and was the only undergraduate team of students. The students had a chance to present their solution in front of the Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, India at their Mumbai Office. The competition aimed to test the students’ understanding of M&A Advisory, Transaction Opinions, Valuation Services and Disputes Service Line. It revolved around real-life problems faced by the companies. When asked about how one should prepare for such competitions, one of the team members advised there is no fixed hard and fast approach that needs to be followed to win such competitions. Just some simple things that need to be kept in mind:
- Rather than aiming for 10 different competitions and distributing time for each of them focus on one single competition and give it the proper time it requires.
- When preparing for any particular competition do it with utmost dedication rather than just doing it for the sake of participation cause that will only lead to sheer wastage of your time.
- Try to develop a regular reading habit of news related to business, consulting and finance as it helps in broadening one’s horizons and hence you learn different ways to approach research. Such competitions provide a perfect opportunity to the students to recognise their strengths and work upon them.
Bringing yet another achievement to the college’s hall of fame, these students reflect the talent and proficiency that SSCBS aims to harvest.