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Mays Business School Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge
Students advance to national innovation competition to take place in April 2020
Dallas, Texas — The six-member student team from Mays Business School was named as one of two regional winners of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC). Teams representing 50 colleges and universities across the country participated in the regional competitions Nov. 21 and 22 in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
Hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte’s audit innovation and talent acquisition groups, the AICC is a nationally driven program that accelerates innovation in education by helping both students and educators keep pace with the rapidly changing marketplace and evolving technologies. The AICC program engages students and faculty from campuses across the country, providing an educational experience designed to help students develop skills for success in professional services and share the culture of innovation at Deloitte with academia and the talent of the future.
Mays Business School had five weeks to respond to a challenge statement released in October. The six-person team, supported by a Deloitte adviser, innovation subject matter leaders from Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance services practice, and faculty adviser, presented its response to a panel of Deloitte judges in [INSERT CITY] and was declared one of two regional winners. The students from the finalist teams each received a cash award.
Twelve teams total will advance to the finals and compete at the 2019 National Audit Innovation Campus Challenge April 4, 2020, at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. The national competition grand prize is $10,000 for the first-place school and $2,000 for each student on that team, $5,000 for the second-place school and $1,000 per student, and $2,500 for the third-place school and $500 per student.
Last year, the University of South Carolina was awarded first place for its idea to develop and streamline an active user validation assurance process for social media, e-commerce, streaming, and network applications.
About Mays Business School
At Mays Business School, we step up to advance the world’s prosperity. Our mission is to be a vibrant learning organization that creates impactful knowledge and develops transformational leaders. Mays Business School educates more than 6,200 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its programs and for faculty research.
From left to right: James Flagg; Marissa Miller (Deloitte); Paul Brittain, Carlie Aguilar; Jenna Donnelly; Diane Harrison; Kara Kennedy; Jay Nam; and Jeff Buhr (Deloitte).
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