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Perkasie resident Matthew Earley advances to final four in national national IMA Case Competition


Matthew Earley of Perkasie was among the five students from The University of Scranton Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter selected as one of the final four teams for the national IMA Case Competition held in Austin, Texas in June.

The students presented in front of a live audience during the IMA Annual Meeting. The team offered its strategic recommendations on how to maximize customer value for a fictitious indoor futsal facility based on various economic, financial, cultural and industry factors.

For the competition, student teams from around the country submitted their analysis in early February, and after multiple rounds of a blind submission and judging process, the final four teams were selected in late April. At the final four competition, The University of Scranton student team presented against three student teams from The University of Nevada-Las Vegas, with one of those being named the winner. Just for making it to the finals, the University of Scranton team received a cash prize of $2,000 and their trip was sponsored by the IMA.

This is the first time that a student team from Scranton was selected to present at the annual meeting since the student chapter’s inception in 2017.

Earley is a rising senior majoring in finance with business leadership and computer science minors. He is a member of both the Business Leadership Honors Program and the Kania School of Management Business Honors Program. He is the recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship. He is currently a corporate development intern with Dorman Products in their Colmar office.

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