University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Business School Students Compete in Prestigious IMA Student Case Competition

Four School of Business students competed in the final round of the Institute of Management Accountant’s Annual Student Case Competition on June 23. The annual case competition was held in conjunction with the IMA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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This is the first year UVM entered the case competition. The competition has two parts. In the initial round, case teams submit anonymous video presentations of their analysis of this year’s case, Product Costing at Fine Foods: Is it a Symptom or the Problem? Twenty-two teams submitted video submissions presenting their analysis of the case. Four finalist teams were selected from the initial submissions; the UVM team was thrilled to be selected as one of the four. They traveled to New Orleans where they presented their case analysis to a judging panel of accounting practitioners and academics. Approximately 50 meeting attendees were in the audience.


All four team members graduated from the School of Business Administration in May. The team members include Master of Accountancy graduates Wen-Hua Chang and Nan Zhao, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual concentrations in accounting and finance graduates Tom Barkovic and Tyler Jaworski.  Nan will be working for the Bank of China in Beijing, Wen-Hua will continue her graduate education in finance at Brandeis University, Tyler will be working for EMC Corporation in Boston, and Tom will be part of the General Electric Financial Management Program.  Congratulations to all of the team members.