Team of UNLV Accounting Students wins IMA Case Competition for Fourth Time in Five Years

Part of the winning IMA case competition poses with faculty advisor, Danny Siciliano in the courtyard of Beam Hall at UNLV..

Maeve Dow, Ingrid Zarate, and D’Nasia Thompson pose with IMA faculty advisor, Danny Siciliano.

May. 26, 2021


A team of UNLV Accounting students won the 2021Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Case Competition -- which marks the fourth time in five years a UNLV team has won the competition. In a blind submission and judging process, three of the four national finalists teams came from UNLV -- a first in IMA history. The team was tasked with analyzing and communicating a solution to a business problem faced by Star Textiles, an Indian wholesaler of cloth.

The teams in this competition submitted videos in early February and after multiple rounds of judging to select the final eight teams and final four teams, the UNLV team was announced as the winner.  This year’s winning team - which received $5,000 - was led by Ingrid Zarate who is UNLV’s first two-time national champion in this competition, winning her first title back in 2019. The team was also composed of Maeve Dow, Kiara Sims, D’Nasia Thompson, and Paul Wolf. Senior Lecturer and Deloitte Faculty Fellow, Danny Siciliano, was has served as the faculty advisor since UNLV began competing in the competition five years ago.