University of Queensland students win 2014 KPMG International Case Competition final

A team of four students from the University of Queensland has won the 2014 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final, which was held in São Paulo, Brazil. The team from Australia will receive exclusive and all-expenses-paid one-week ‘Entrepreneurship’ training at the Babson University in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

Now in its 11th year, KICC is said to be one of the world’s largest case competitions and represents KPMG’s flagship student recruitment initiative. Students from around the world competed for the KPMG International title by developing innovative solutions to complex real-world business issues.

This year, KICC drew some 16,000 students from more than 440 universities in 23 countries.

The final competing teams were asked to analyse a case on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and its environmental, financial and political implications. The challenge was to prepare a compelling set of recommendations and an engaging presentation for a panel of leaders from across KPMG’s global network of member firms.

After careful deliberation, the Australian team was selected as the winner due to the students’ innovative approach, insight into the subject matter and the passion exhibited in their presentation. The team included Johnny Black, Lachlan Campbell, Sam Leigh and Dan Mouat.