Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge

Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC)
With the support of Sterling Partners, the 2015-2016 Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC) encouraged students to form teams to conceive and propose original investment theses on which they wished to work. Over a span of three months, selected teams worked with mentors from Sterling Partners and other invited private equity firms. During this period, each student team developed an investment thesis and recommended an execution strategy.

Learn more about SPITC via the Info Session slide show. For more information, including application information, please consult the SPITC application information document. The SPITC application is due on January 20, 2017 and while there will be some work involved in WQ17, if accepted, you will be registered for Private Equity Lab (FINC 939) for Spring Quarter 2017. You need to have the prerequisites for PE Lab, completed by the end of Fall, 2016 quarter**

Students enrolled in Winter Quarter 2017 PE Lab may participate in SPITC because SPITC grading is associated with spring quarter, and does not involve an internship at a PE Lab host firm.

** Prerequisites:
Students must have completed the following:

  • Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-430 or ACCT-438B)
  • OR
  • Turbo Accounting (ACCT-434)
  • MMM Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-440)
  • AND
  • Finance II (FINC-431 or FINC-441) OR Accelerated Corporate Finance (FINC-440)
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