National Investment Banking Competition and Conference

NOTE: the application deadline has been extended to October 19, 2012

Other competition dates have also been amended.

The National Investment Banking Competition & Conference is the most sophisticated event in North America focused on investment banking and the capital markets.

The competition offers a $10,000 prize pool and is open to students currently enrolled in a university program at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The competition consists of a Preliminary Round and a Final Round, with cases prepared by investment banking professionals to closely reflect the work of analysts and associates at investment banks. The top ten MBA teams and top fifteen undergraduate teams are chosen from the Preliminary Round to compete in the Final Round for a $10,000 prize pool.

The Organizing Team has worked closely with our Industry Sponsors and Board of Advisors to create a competition that reflects high-quality, potential real life transactions of publicly traded companies.

Participating in the Preliminary and Final Rounds of the Competition will give students hands-on experience and insight into the actual work that investment bankers accomplish when executing transactions, such as financial modeling, evaluating scenarios against client parameters, and creating pitch-books. The Competition culminates with a live pitch to Senior Managing Directors of leading Canadian investment banks.


Sep 24, 2012 - competition registration opens

Oct 19 - application deadline

Oct 19 - resume and ethics form due

Oct 22 - case dissemination

Nov 16 - electronic submission

Nov 23 - hard copy submission

Dec 3 - final candidates announced

Dec 9 - final round fee due ($175)

Jan 8 - 10, 2013 - final round competition and conference

For further details about the NIBC event and application procedure, refer to these resources:

NIBC 2013 - Fact Sheet (524 KB)

NIBC 2013 Competition Prospectus.pdf (3.24 MB)

Interested students can also speak to Dr. Pei Shao (undergrad) or Dr. Helen Kelley (graduate).