2016 KPMG/ALPFA Case Competition

The University of Maryland has been selected to participate in the “selection process” to compete in the 2016 KPMG/ALPFA Case Study Competition! The KPMG/ALPFA competition continues to be an extremely popular event and based on positive feedback the competition will again consist of MBA-level cases with a global element. We believe that this format, focusing on critical thinking and presentation skills will provide you with a challenging experience in a competitive environment.
The 2016 competition will begin on Saturday, August 6 with a mandatory orientation, followed by three hours of onsite case preparation held during the national ALPFA convention in Dallas, TX. Teams will present their case solution the following day. No advance preparation or research will be necessary as all teams will receive the case on-site at the convention.
All teams will present on Sunday, August 7. The top two teams from each room will compete again in the final round of competition for the National Winner and Runner up titles later that afternoon.
The benefits provided to Students selected for the competition include:
  • Hotel for 3 nights
  • National Winners will be awarded:
    • $1,500 individually
    • $1,500 to their school chapter
  • National Runner-up will be awarded:
    • $1,000 individually
    • $1,000 to their school chapter
  • Each Student participant will receive $100 gift card to use for travel expenses or other incidentals.
Eligible students must meet the requirements below:
  • Students must be graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 or later. All classifications are eligible for this opportunity (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).
  • Students must be one of the following majors: accounting, finance, information systems, or any other business-related major.
  • Students must be actively enrolled in college and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 (résumés must be submitted along with the case study application in order to be considered).
Students should embrace and support ALPFA’s values, mission, and principles as identified on the ALPFA Web site at www.ALPFA.org.


KPMG’s selection process:

  • KPMG will select a total of four students to be on each team. In addition, a fifth student will be selected as an “alternate.” This student will only be sponsored to attend the convention if one of the four team members has to be replaced prior to the competition.
  • All teams will be comprised of only one graduating senior, no more than one returning case study participant, and of 75 percent Hispanic-Latino students.
  • Each team will receive a practice case to allow you to prepare for the competition. Each team will also have KPMG advisors assigned to work with them.
Please note that each student selected must be able to attend the convention from Saturday, August 6, through Monday, August 8. There will be a mandatory orientation that will be held on Saturday, August 6.
All résumés must be submitted to your KPMG recruiter no later than Friday, April 8. KPMG will select approximately 24 teams based on the résumés submitted. Selections will be made and all students notified no later than Friday, April 22.
Please click here to find the Case Study Application. You must submit this application along with your résumé to your KPMG Campus Recruiter.
KPMG Campus Recruiter: Hayley Ford
Contact Information: hlford@kpmg.com
If you have any additional questions about the KPMG ALPFA Competition, please contact KPMG at us-campusdiversity@kpmg.com.
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