UB School of Management Names Winners in Accounting Case Competition

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: February 18, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of two juniors and one senior in the UB School of Management was named the winner of the fourth annual Becker Professional Education Case Competition.

The winning team, Samuel Huoh and Marcos Manunta of Amherst and Nathanael Carbrey of Williamsville, was chosen from eight teams representing 28 students who participated in the competition on Feb. 5 in the Alfiero Center on UB's North Campus.

Each student on the winning team was awarded a $500 tuition certificate for the full Becker CPA Review course, in addition to other prizes.

The competition, sponsored by Becker Professional Education, is intended to help undergraduate students apply their knowledge and skills in the analysis of real-world accounting and finance issues.

This year, the teams presented their research and recommendations for a case involving proper accounting procedures for financial institutions receiving funds from the U.S. Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) program.

The judges for the final presentations were: Ronald J. Huefner, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Management's Department of Accounting and Law; Vincent LoRusso, experienced associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Raymond Crane, partner, Brock, Schechter & Polakoff.

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management No. 9 in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek has ranked the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.