Frequently asked questions

What is the competition schedule?


Information Session - attendance to one is required, all 6-7 PM CST Monday March 1 : Information Session 1 Wednesday March 3 : Information Session 2 Zoom Tuesday March 9 : Information Session 3 Zoom Tuesday, March 23rd : Information Session 4 Zoom Competition Week - workshop live attendance is encouraged; April 17th is required April 12 : Case Given to Teams, 10 AM CST April 13 : Texas Consulting Case Workshop, 6 PM CST April 14 : University Finance Association Finance Workshop, 6 PM CST April 17 : Presentation Day, 9 AM - 3 PM CST




Who is sponsoring this Case Competition?


Our company sponsors this year include Altria and KPMG. They provided the financial support to make this competition possible and will be included in our roster of judges.




Which organizations are partners for the ALPFA Case Competition?


Our organizational partners this year are Texas HBSA, Texas Consulting, and University Finance Association. They are assisting us in the promotion and hosting of workshops which will assist competing teams.




Is this event open to all UT students? Will the information sessions, workshops, or presentation day be in-person or virtual?


Yes, but we still ask that at least one of your team members be a McCombs student. This all events - information sessions, workshops, and presentation day will hosted over zoom. We will provide more information on this in the information sessions and email updates to all the participants.




Can I still participate if I cannot attend the workshops?


YES! Although we encourage live attendance for the opportunity to ask questions, we will provide the recordings to all participants. Keep in mind that the recordings will have to be provided AFTER the workshops take place, so try to have at least one of your team members attend live.




Is there a deadline to sign up, and is there a cap to overall participants?


The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 12th and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cap to registration, but once we reach a threshold of applicants we can accomodate, we will have a waiting list for the others. You will be notified on the day after the registration form closes.




Are there any requirements to compete in this case competition?


We ask that you apply as a team of four or as an individual who is willing to be placed on a random team, considering there is available space. Each team must have at least one McCombs student participating. There will be a $15 deposit fee that is required from one team member or an individual applicant (fee will be returned after competition).




Are there cash prizes, and could this affect my financial aid?


You are competing in a case competition that, should you win, comes with a cash prize. The money for this cash prize goes through Financial Aid. If you are currently a recipient of Financial Aid, winning this prize could impact your scholarships/loans. The Office of Student Life cannot control how this money will impact your scholarships/loans. For those not receiving Financial Aid, you will either receive the money through Direct Deposit or a mailed check. This money will not be sent until after every winner has completed the paperwork and it has been processed by UT. It will take 1-2 months to get your prize to you. Should you receive a prize for this case competition, a member of the Office of Student Life will contact you with steps you must complete in order to receive your cash prize. You will have one week to follow these instructions or you will forfeit your cash prize. [Must agree to an understanding of this in the registration form.




Who can I reach out to if I have a question about participation?


Regarding participation, ALPFA Vice President Fernando Martinez at alpfa.vp@gmail.com. Updates are going to be sent via email to all participants.




How do I register?


Apply to this ALPFA Case Competition google form! The deadline to register is Friday, March 12th. Even if you are registering close to the deadline, we encourage you to sign up before March 12th to ensure that you can be put on a waitlist should a spot open after applications close.