Government Finance Case Challenge

AGA invites currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students to compete in a virtual Government Finance Case Challenge. Over two and a half weeks, student teams analyze data for an AGA–specified U.S. state, city or county government and develop a Citizen-Centric Report (CCR) for that location. The case challenge experience  raises student awareness of the importance of government accountability and transparency, helps students learn how much "data" is available that needs to be turned into information for citizens to consume, and raises awareness about exciting careers in government.

Submissions are judged by a panel of government finance experts, and finalists are invited to present their findings in a team-created video of a mock government meeting. Graduate teams are judged against graduate teams; and undergraduate teams are judged against undergraduate teams. Additionally, members of each winning team and their advisors each receive a $1,000 scholarship award

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2020 Government Finance Case Challenge:

Target City: City of Urbandale, Iowa

Graduate Team Winner:
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler College of Business

Advisor: Jenny Teruya, Ph.D. Accounting
Student Team: Chloe Honbo, Denis Mannschatz, Kristine Santaniello
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Chloe Honbo

Master of Accounting Candidate, Master of Arts

Denis Mannschatz

Master of Accounting Candidate

Kristine Santaniello

Master of Accounting Candidate

Undergraduate Team Winner:
City University of New York, College of Staten Island (Team 3), Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business

Advisor: Patricia Galletta, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Student Team: Angelyne Acevedo, Aqsa Naz, Olaitan Okeowo
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Angelyne Acevedo

Accounting and Business Management Double Major

Aqsa Naz

Accounting and Business Management Double Major

Olaitan Okeowo

Accounting and Business Management Double Major

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