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2012 KPMG/Ascend Case Study Competition

Congratulations to the following schools that have been invited to participate in this years KPMG/Ascend Case Study Competition.


Baruch College

Drexel University

Georgia State University

Indiana University

Northern Illinois U

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Texas at Dallas

DePaul University

UC Berkeley

2012 KPMG/Ascend Case Study Competition: Details





It is with great pleasure that we officially announce our annual KPMG and Ascend National Student Case Study Competition to be held during Ascend’s Annual National Convention in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 2012.

The KPMG/Ascend Student Case Study Competition is an extremely popular event that will present accounting students with the challenge of resolving real-world accounting issues in a collegial and competitive environment. It will also provide students with the opportunity to work with KPMG professionals, better understand the demands and rewards of the accounting profession, and network with finance and accounting professionals and students from across the United States.


Please note that this year, KPMG/Ascend has extended invitations to only a few chapters to participate in this competition.

Congragulations to the schools that have been invited: Baruch College, DePaul University, Drexel University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Northern Illinois University, University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas Dallas



Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ascend National Convention, Sheraton Chicago
Winners Announced: KPMG Reception that evening


  • First place team will receive $500 per each team member
  • Runner-up team will receive $300 per team member






  • Major: Accounting/Finance with a curriculum to support sitting of the CPA exam upon graduation
  • Graduating: Spring/summer 2012 or later; only ONE graduating senior on each team
  • GPA: 3.2
  • Onlyone membercan be a past participant from our previous KPMG/Ascend competition
  • Students should bedues paying Ascend memberswho embrace and support Ascend's values, mission, and principles




Application Process:

  • Team Selection
    • Students from the invited chapters will form a team
    • Please submit 5-8 resumes for consideration
    • There will be no more than five students on a team
    • KPMG will select the final students for the team
    • Email all resumes as one document to the email address in your invitation email
  • Once Approved
    • Receive case materials (sometime in July)
    • Receive additional information regarding the competition
  • Teams will meet on July 29, 2012 at Convention to discuss final details
  • Presentations by team
  • Winner is selected on the same day

PMG will cover:

  • the cost of airfare to attend the competition
  • the cost of 2 nights of hotel
  • the cost of the faculty adviser, should they decide to attend

Ascend will cover:

  • the cost for the student convention registration (excludes EY Luncheon and Gala dinner)

Winners will be announced:

  • Sunday night at the KPMG Reception
  • Monday morning Opening Breakfast


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