Case Competitions

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The Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Study Competition

Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition 2019

A unique interscholastic competition – Open to freshmen through seniors

What is it? The Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition provides an opportunity for students from some of the nation’s top accounting and tax programs to gain real-world experience through participation in a unique interscholastic competition.

Do I qualify? Each team must consist of 4-5 students, which will include 2-3 freshmen/sophomores and 2 juniors (one junior can be substituted with a senior, but there can be no more than one senior per team). Eligible students must either be enrolled in or have completed an accounting class and must be full time students. No student with more than 12 months relevant work experience (excluding internships) is eligible to participate. Students who have previously participated in this program are not eligible to participate. Current Deloitte employees and interns are not eligible to participate. Students who have accepted employment with Deloitte, with a start date after January 18, 2020, are eligible to participate.

Where/When: ALL TEAMS must register by September 30, 2019.

Mid-October – All teams will receive the case via email. Each team will have a Deloitte Advisor who will answer basic questions, but will not offer specific guidance related to the solution. All teams will present a PowerPoint (proposed solution) to judges (who represent the majority shareholders of a client). Presentation must be submitted to Deloitte by Monday, November 4th at noon.  

November 7 (Thursday) – 6:30-9:00 pm: Kickoff Dinner and reception in Charlotte

November 8 (Friday) – All teams will engage in a case simulation exercise with Deloitte professionals. Each team will have a finite period of time to prepare for a 10 minute presentation, followed by a 5-7 minute Q & A from the judging panel. The top team in each “region” will advance to the National Competition.

January 17-18, 2019 – The top teams (the first place team from each region) will advance to the National Competition which will be held at Deloitte University — outside of Dallas, TX.

What is in it for you? Students will gain practical problem-solving, research, and presentation experience, and be able to network with accounting professionals.

Monetary awards are provided as follows: National first place team – $2,000 per student; National second place team $1,000 per student; National third place team – $500 per student; All other National participants – $200 per student

Second place team from each of the regions receives $200 per student.

In addition, all students who attend the Regional FanTAXtic Competition will receive a gift certificate for their participation in the program.

What do you need to do now? Contact Jennie Dirienzo at or by September 25, 2019  if you are interested

For more information: Deloitte FanTAXtic


SAP/Deloitte Co-Innovation Event Case Competition


What is it?

Invited students will participate in team-based exercises leveraging their SAP knowledge, gaining valuable first-hand experience while working on real-world business challenges. You’ll meet a diverse group of talented students, add SAP and Deloitte practitioners to your professional network, and experience a range of professional coaching to help prepare you for a potential career in consulting. Using out-of-the-box thinking and leveraging the SAP platform to build an innovative go-to-market solution, students will address a business problem and then present their solution to a leadership panel. The competition takes place at Deloitte University in August during a weekend.


Do I qualify?

Evaluation Criteria includes:

  • GPA: 3.5 and above
  • Graduation Date: within the next year
  • Undergraduate major or coursework in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other related majors.
  • Basic understanding of SAP (obtained through ACC340 and ACC440)
  • Demonstration of strong communication and writing skills
  • Understanding of system development life cycles (SDLC) and various project phases
  • (business requirements gathering, documentation of business processes, testing, and
  • deployment)
  • Understanding of how SAP technologies support business functions
  • Understanding of business processes and data analytics
  • Enrollment in a full time program during the Competition period
  • Legal resident status (legal residents include US citizens, students with visas, etc)
  • Age 18 or older


How to Apply


An announcement will be made in spring semester to send your resume to Dr. Bradford, who teaches ACC440, ERP systems, for her to forward onto Deloitte.


What is in it for you?

  • Using out-of-the-box thinking and leveraging the SAP platform to build an innovative go-to-market solution, students will address a business problem and then present their solution to a leadership panel. 
  • Members of the first place team will receive a $500 gift card, second place team members will each receive a $250 gift card, and third place team members will each win a $100 gift card. All applicants will receive the Official Rules once their submission is received.



IMA Case Competition 2020

What is it?

Teams of students respond to a case (published in Strategic Finance) by preparing and submitting a videotaped presentation to judges selected from IMA members. This very exciting competition presents students with real-life challenges and the opportunity to:

  • Applying analytical skills using a case;
  • Enhancing presentation and communication skills.


2020 Case Link Click here

Do I qualify?

Each campus of any college/university is eligible to select a team(s) of three to five members to determine the best solution for the management accounting Case. Each team must consist of three or five members with the following composition:

  • Teams must have no more than 50% of team members may be Master’s Degree students.
  • All members must have the intent to apply, have already applied, or be currently enrolled in the Poole College of Management.
  • Each student participant must be an IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Member. Member # is required.


Teams must submit a videotaped presentation of their case solution to IMA through YouTube. Using a blind judging process, a panel of IMA judges selects the top four teams. Those four teams will present their case recommendations at the annual IMA Conference.


Entries must be submitted February 2, 2020.  

Application form and rules of competition – click here

What is in it for you?

  • Each team member and faculty advisor receives a certificate of achievement.
  • Each of the selected finalist teams receives a $3,000 monetary award for being selected as a finalist.
  • Each finalist team receives a plaque engraved with the college/university’s name and the name of each team member.
  • On top of the $3,000 award for being a finalist, the winning team receives an additional $2,000 monetary award.


What do you need to do now?

If you are interested in competing, please respond with your name, major and class year directly to Professor Al Chen ( no later than Friday, September 29th, 2019. If you would like to be on a team with a specific group of other students, let us know that as well. However, don’t worry about having a complete team – once we know who is interested, we will put together the teams for you.


AGA Government Finance Case Challenge 2019

What is it?

Student teams will collaboratively analyze and offer a written response to a case centered on the creation of a citizen-centric report for a U.S. city, county government or a school district.  A two-round, national undergraduate student competition focusing on a different actual government each year.

  • Round 1 – Prepare 4-page citizen-centric report for a designated government and 2-4 page summarizing the decisions the team reached in preparing the report.  The round depends on your creativity and ability to right. You do not have to understand government accounting to participate in the competition.
  • Round 2 – If selected for the national finals, submit 20-25 minute video describing the report and why the city council should select your report. Good presentation skills will be important during this round.

Do I qualify?

Two teams are allowed per undergraduate program.  Each team can include up to 3 undergraduate members.


  • Teams must register by September 20, 2019 noon ET. Case materials will be emailed to teams at 4pm that day.
  • Round 1 – Submissions are due October 8, 2019 by 6 pm ET.
  • Finalists announced October 28, 2019.
  • Round 2 – Finalist teams must create and submit videos by November 11, 2019 by 6 pm ET..
  • Winners announced by December 2, 2019.

What is in it for you?

Students will gain an understanding of government financial statements and how to develop a citizen-centric report.  You will enhance your creativity, writing skills, teamwork skills, and presentation skills. Gift cards will be awarded to the competition champions.  Three different NC State teams have made it to the finals. You can be the next!

What do you need to do now?

If you are interested, contact the case competition advisor Paul Williams at or 515-4436 no later than September 20, 2018. A meeting will be held with everyone who is interested in participating in the case.  The most qualified students will be selected to comprise the teams.

For more information: Click here for official rules

Our Recent Successes:

2019 Deloitte’s SAP Co-Innovation – Third place

2019 IMA Case Competition – Elite Eight

2019 PwC

2019 Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition

2019 Government Finance Case Challenge


Here is a video of past successes!

Case Competition Video