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LSU MBA Husband-Wife Team Wins ACG Cup

05/03/2012 03:42 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Flores MBA student Ruchika Shah and Professional MBA student Dhaval Shah won the ACG Louisiana Cup Competition in April, marking two years in a row that a team from LSU has taken the top prize in the event. Ruchika and Dhaval Shah were married last January.


According to ACG’s website, “The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community. The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title and cash awards.”


“We are extremely proud to represent the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at this state level competition and are very happy to win it,” Ruchika Shah said. “The ACG competition as itself has been a huge learning experience for us.”


“This is something we were looking forward to and are very happy to have won it,” said Dhaval Shah. “We are and will always be proud to represent the LSU Flores MBA Program.”


For their efforts, the Shah’s were presented with a check in the amount of $3,000 and a trophy to commemorate their victory.


“The LSU Flores MBA with the finance specialization is very popular and a very solid offering,” said LSU Flores MBA Program Director Edward Watson. “Our winning MBA team members each specialized in finance. Coupled with our emphasis on professionalism and communication skills, they had the tools necessary to perform well in this competition. We are grateful for ACG’s support and for the strong competition from Tulane and Loyola.”


In addition to LSU, teams from Tulane University, Loyola University, the University of New Orleans and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette took part in this year’s competition. Tulane’s team placed second, while Loyola placed third.


Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and more than 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.

E. J. Ourso College of Business