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Duff & Phelps' YOUniversity Deal Challenge engages teams of business students from around the world to hone a broad range of skills, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, transaction opinions, disputes and investigations and valuation advisory.

The YOUniversity Deal Challenge encourages students to team up with their like-minded peers in hopes of being rewarded for their potential as future leaders in the finance field. For some participants, it has opened a door into the business world via an internship and later a full-time job with the company. Even better, all finalist teams receive thousands of dollars in scholarships. Working in teams, participants apply technical reasoning and critical thinking through key stages of the deal-making process. Together, they put those skills to work as they solve a complex transaction related to a key stage in business deal-making. If selected as finalists, teams present their solution to Duff & Phelps experts and nationally recognized professors.

The 2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge was our most internationally-focused event yet, with participation from teams all over the world. Learn more about the 2020 Winners.

Registration for 2021 is now open. Please click here for information on the rules and regulations, and find the links to the registration pages for each region below:

YOUniversity Americas Team 2021

YOUniversity EMEA Team 2021

YOUniversity APAC Team 2021

YOUniversity India Team 2021

For additional details about the 2021 event, please email YOUniversity@duffandphelps.com.

Past Winners And Case Studies

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Americas, Chicago Office

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Americas, Chicago Office

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge - India

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge - India

EMEA 2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge Teams – University of Macedonia, IE Business School, Bocconi University (not pictured – they were remote)

EMEA 2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge Teams – University of Macedonia, IE Business School, Bocconi University (not pictured – they were remote)

B2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Team

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Team

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Team, Judges

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Team, Judges

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Auburn University Team with Rebecca Nelson, Chicago Office Leader

2020 YOUniversity Deal Challenge – Auburn University Team with Rebecca Nelson, Chicago Office Leader

Bocconi Winners

Paride Prati and Stefano Bertamini - Bocconi University – 2020 International Grand Finals Winner (not pictured – Federico Zacco)

Bocconi Winning Team

“It was an amazing journey and we enjoyed every step of it!” – Paride Prati

Members of the US team, Andrew Chanin, Karthik Ganesh, Jonathan Zhao, Jake Silverman with Noah Gottdiener (CEO, Duff & Phelps)

Members of the winning team from London, Susan Chen, Carl Wei, Jasmine Hu

Members of the winning team from London, Susan Chen, Jasmine Hu, Carl Wei and Nils VanDeKerkhove (Duff & Phelps)

Members of the winning team from India, Prabal Gupta (winner representing Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi), Bhishm Chugan (faculty judge – SDA Bocconi Asia), Umankata Panigrahi (D&P), Sharlotte Carvalho (D&P)

Members of the University of Illinois team, Carl Robst, Jake Fernandez and Alex Gamsjaeger presenting during the 2018 YOUniversity Deal Challenge.

2018 winning team - Ben Iverson (Advisor), Jessica Landro, Tyler Hardy and Kyle Nordhagen from Brigham Young University.

2018 University of Illinois team - Carl Robst, Jake Fernandez and Alex Gamsjaeger.

2018 Auburn University team - Jimmy Brewster, Ben Yost and Ty Lamar.

Jessica Landro, Tyler Hardy and Kyle Nordhagen of Brigham Young University presenting at the 2018 event.

2018 Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge judges - Joe Hahn (University of Texas), Martin Essenburg (University of Pittsburgh) and Mark Mondello (Duff & Phelps).

2018 winning team from Brigham Young University with Noah Gottdiener (CEO, Duff & Phelps).

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