Training the next generation of valuation analysts is crucial to advance the profession. One great way to participate in this effort is to lend support to the BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge, held annually at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Public accounting firm Moss Adams gives teams of students a real-world private company to appraise. Then, armed with tools supplied free by BVR, they compete for the best valuation presentation.
How you can help: Consider involving your firm—or your alma mater—in supporting the next challenge, to be held in May 2014. Challenge organizers are looking for finance and accounting professors at AACSB accredited business schools who will enlist and be in charge of participating student teams. Letters are going out to 500 deans of these schools inviting the first 24 respondents to participate.
For more information, go to the Valuation Challenge website.
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