Accountancy Data Visualization Competition

Organizations create and collect massive amounts of data as a result of their day-to-day operations.  Frequently referred to as “Big Data,” it represents an important asset for the organization. The Accountancy Data Visualization Competition is for students who are up to the challenge of working with Big Data and presenting it to provide insights that will support better decisions.  Students can compete individually or as part of a team. Competitors will take on the role of consultants hired by Huskie Motor Company, an automobile company with production and sales throughout the world that is seeking a “data-driven” strategy for decision making.   One month prior to the competition date, registered competitors will receive a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with data regarding product-specific details relevant to production and marketing.  You will also receive a request for analysis.  Microsoft Excel or other visualization software should be used to create visualizations of the data that support the analysis.  On competition day, you will have up to 10 minutes for a presentation of your data visualizations and analysis to a panel of judges. Your presentation will be followed by questions from the judges.

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