Case Competitions

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The Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Study Competition

Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition 2018

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 21, 2019, are eligible to participate.

Where/When: ALL TEAMS must register by September (date not yet finalized), 2018.

Mid-October – All teams will receive the case via email. Each team will be 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).

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

November 10 (Saturday) – 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 18-19, 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 jtvallon@ncsu.edu or jdirienzo@outlook.com by September (date not yet finalized) if you are interested.

For more information: Deloitte FanTAXtic

 


The PWC Challenge 2018

What is it?

What is it? The PWC Challenge case competition models real-world business scenarios

focusing on the strategic issues currently being faced by companies all over the world.

Do I qualify?

  • Each team must consist of 4-5 students, which will include any combination of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Juniors must have the intention of applying for a 5 th year program (master’s program).
  • At least 2 members must be enrolled in the Poole College of Management. Teams are encouraged to include a member who is majoring or minoring in a STEM discipline.

Where/When:

ALL TEAMS must register by October 15, 2018.

Rally: The teams will get together with representatives of PWC on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5 pm in Nelson (room to be determined) for a Rally. During the Rally, PWC representatives will provide you with the case competition materials and go over the details. They will also give you the information on how to sign up your team and team members. In addition, at least one PwC professional will be assigned as a professional mentor to each team and Professor Jennie Dirienzo will serve as the faculty mentor to all teams.

Presentations: The teams will present their results on Friday, October 26, to a group of PWC

professionals in their Raleigh offices. The presentations will be followed by a celebratory lunch

where the winner will be announced. Final presentations will be made before a panel of PwC judges. Teams should be prepared to make an 8-10 minute presentation and provide a 1-2 page written executive summary.  Each team member is required to speak for at least one minute. All team members must also be prepared for a question and answer session that immediately follows the presentation.

What is in it for you?

  • There are both personal and financial rewards. Team with friends to discuss and solve real world problems. Gain exposure to PWC professionals who will evaluate your teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills. Walk away with a stronger sense of professionalism and improved presentation skills, along with a broader network of relationships.
  • Each member of a winning campus team will receive $200.

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 Jennie Dirienzo (jtvallon@ncsu.edu) no later than noon on October 15, 2018. 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.

 


IMA Case Competition 2018

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.

 

2018 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.

Where/When:

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, 2019.  

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 (alchen@ncsu.edu) no later than Friday, September 28th, 2018. 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 2018

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.

Where/When:

  • Teams must register by September 21, 2018 noon ET. Case materials will be emailed to teams at 4pm that day.
  • Round 1 – Submissions are due October 5, 2018 by 3 pm ET.
  • Finalists announced October 26, 2018.
  • Round 2 – Finalist teams must create and submit videos by November 9, 2018.
  • Winners announced by November 30, 2018.

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 paul_williams@ncsu.edu 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

 

Here is a video of past successes!

Case Competition Video