Yale SOM Students to Compete in Championship of CNBC's Fast Money MBA Challenge
New Haven, Conn., August 16, 2007 — Yale School of Management students will go head-to-head against students from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in the championship round of the CNBC Fast Money MBA Challenge.
Bob Doherty, Koichi Kurisu, Jeffrey Levi, and Krishnan Vishwanathan from the Class of 2008 are representing Yale SOM on this new game show billed as the “varsity sport of the financial mind.” Hosted by Dylan Ratigan, the show pits MBA students from eight top business schools against each other in a traditional single-elimination bracket tournament.
To advance to the championship, the Yale SOM team defeated Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in the first round competition on August 8 and UCLA’s Anderson School of Business in the semi-final round on August 15.
Columbia, MIT, NYU, and the University of Chicago also participated in the competition.
The winning team will take home the grand prize of $200,000, awarded by TD Ameritrade, to use toward school expenses.
The championship game airs live from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on August 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
For more information about the show, visit: http://mbachallenge.cnbc.com