UH BUSINESS STUDENTS COMPETE IN NATIONAL
CASE STUDY SEMINAR
Participants in Financial Accounting Competition to Receive Scholarship
HOUSTON, March 28, 2007 – Students from the University of
Houston and five other colleges and universities are preparing for
the 12th annual Deloitte National Student Case Study Seminar, a
nationwide event at which teams of undergraduate accounting students
compete to solve real-world case studies involving complex financial
The seminar, to be held Friday and Saturday (March 30-31) in Scottsdale,
Ariz., is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation through contributions
from retired partners of the Deloitte U.S. firms.
The six colleges and universities participating in this year’s
competition are Florida A&M University, University of Houston,
Miami University, Michigan State University, University of Southern
California and the University of Washington.
Members of the winning team will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Second-place team participants will earn $500 scholarships and members
of the four other finalist teams will win $250 scholarships.
“The National Student Case Study Seminar remains an important
learning experience that gives our future accounting talent the
opportunity to tackle the same complex issues that members of our
profession face every day,” said Shaun Budnik, president of
the Deloitte Foundation and partner of Deloitte & Touche USA
LLP. “Under the guidance of experienced educators and accounting
practitioners, the seminar helps students hone the skills that are
critical for success in a real-world working environment –
a command of the material, the ability to research and analyze technical
issues, working collaboratively as a team and effectively presenting
In the seminar, each student team solves accounting cases with
the support of a faculty adviser and a Deloitte & Touche LLP
manager. The teams present their cases and solutions to a panel
of active and retired partners, who play the role of senior management
or the audit committee of a client company. At the seminar’s
conclusion, the group of partners selects the student teams who
best identify the relevant accounting issues and effectively present
The members of the University of Houston’s C. T. Bauer College
team were selected from a local competition featuring seven teams.
Members of the winning team, who are all juniors, are Don Diehl,
Jessica Fung, Drew Haney, Emram Khan and Ann Tran. Their faculty
adviser is Michael Newman.
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