How ModelOff Works
Rounds 1 and 2 of ModelOff will be a two-hour online contest held simultaneously around the world. In 2014, there will be two windows to ensure greater flexibility for entrants. You will work through a number of case studies, each consisting of a variety of multiple choice questions. Some Case Studies may require you to build a Financial Model in order to answer the questions.
Case Studies may relate to topics such as Discounted Cash Flow Modeling (DCF) as well as Practical, Theory and Excel related problems (for more info see the ModelOff Framework). Round 1 will be conducted completely online and participants will compete individually, so all you need is a computer, internet connection and a copy of Excel. We encourage you to use the latest Microsoft 2010 Excel version throughout the competition.
Top competitors will move through to Round 2 – similarly structured to Round 1, but with more challenging questions.
ModelOff 2014 will culminate in a Live Finals Event held in the spiritual home of Financial Modeling, New York City. The Top 16 Finalists will be flown to New York to do battle in front of world-class judges and will be set a variety of challenges testing Innovation, Speed, Data and Risk understanding, Best Practice Modeling Theory and more.