An annual case competition focused on high-level issues to test and improve decision-making skills.
Every November, PricewaterhouseCoopers invites about 100 schools nationwide to compete in the PwC Challenge. The winning team from each school receives a cash prize and an invitation to compete nationally in an optional Corporate Responsibility Challenge.
Each team is made up of five students, who work as consultants for a fictitious client. They have two weeks to research an assigned accounting issue and develop a 12-minute presentation. Each team is assigned a faculty coach, PwC mentor and student mentor. On the day of the competition, each team presents its analysis and recommendations to a judging panel of PwC professionals.
The PwC Challenge presentations were held Nov. 4 at the UB School of Management. Eleven teams of accounting students delivered presentations, acting as accounting consultants to help a firm address sustainability issues. In all, 55 students competed.
Congratulations to the winning teams:
After the presentations, all participants enjoyed a catered dinner, networked with PwC staff and received a PwC tee shirt.
Congratulations to the students and coaches who took on this year's challenge. Mark Bruno, head of recruiting for PwC in Buffalo, and other firm staff were very impressed by the School of Management's showing.
Accounting and Law Department
School of Management
University at Buffalo
375 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000