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What Is Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge?

The Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge (MECC) is a program designed for college and university students to enhance their Excel proficiency through engaging challenges and competitions. It provides a platform where students can improve their skills by tackling real-world scenarios, making the learning process both practical and enjoyable.

How Does It Work?

MECC consists of two main components: Challenges and Competitions. Challenges are completed individually at your own pace, covering topics ranging from personal finance models to advanced Excel functions. Competitions, held at specific times, offer a competitive platform to test your knowledge against students worldwide. By participating in either or both components, you have the opportunity to showcase your skills and earn a Certificate of Completion. This program for students is FREE of charge.

Why Should You Join?

Enhance Excel Skills

MECC provides a structured platform to enhance your Excel proficiency, helping you master both basic and advanced functions crucial for academic and professional success.

Practical Application

By tackling monthly challenges based on real-world scenarios, you gain practical experience that is directly applicable to your studies and future career endeavors.

Recognition and Achievement

Completing challenges and earning a Certificate of Completion showcases your dedication and skills to potential employers, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Networking Opportunities

Engage with like-minded students, industry professionals, and Excel experts, expanding your network and potential career connections.

Flexibility and Convenience

MECC's online platform allows you to participate at your own pace and convenience, fitting seamlessly into your busy academic schedule.

Exciting Competitions

MECC offers exciting online Excel competitions where students can challenge themselves, compete globally, and vie for a spot in the in-person Finals held in Las Vegas.

Who Organizes MECC?

The MECC was founded by Associate Professor of Finance David Brown and Andrew Grigolyunovich, CFA, MFM in 2021. It is jointly organized by the Financial Modeling World Cup and Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. You can read the full story of the origins here.