Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge (MECC) Materials 2022 - 2023

Case ID:

The Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge (MECC) is a program that engages students with gamified Excel models to encourage extracurricular learning. Walkthrough videos and example answers guide students in completing the training challenges. Students compete in online and in-person competitions to test their abilities and determine the best collegiate Excel modelers. The materials, including training challenges and competition cases, are available, free of charge, to anyone who signs up at The best way to learn Excel is to practice building models in Excel, and the MECC provides such opportunities. 

Educational financial modeling programs are designed to address the challenge of effectively managing and forecasting financial operations and planning within educational institutions. These technologies provide a robust framework for simulating various financial scenarios, aiding in budgeting, resource allocation, and strategic planning. Current solutions often involve generic financial modeling tools or spreadsheets that require significant manual input and are prone to human error. These conventional tools can also lack the specificity and complexity needed to handle the unique financial dynamics of educational settings, such as fluctuating enrollment numbers and variable funding sources.


  • Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI)
  • Financial modeling education


  • Increased accuracy
  • Scenario analysis
  • Tailored features
  • Efficient resource allocation
  • Strategic planning support
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Jay Martin
Licensing Associate, Software and Copyright
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
David Brown