A team of four Management students have received an award from the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management (ACCID) for their case study examining issues faced by Volkswagen.




Anneke Kika, Kim Schäfer, Daniel Manta and Ioannis Skarpari, who were supervised by Professor Oriol Amat, received a 1,000 euro prize from the ACCID, an organisation which brings together professionals and academics in the field of accounting throughout Catalonia. The annual prize is awarded in collaboration with the Barcelona School of Management and the Department of Economics and Business of the UPF.


The case study, which is available to download on the ACCID’s website, analyzes Volkswagen’s financial situation and emissions scandal, and provides multiple exercises on the main qualitative strengths and weaknesses of the company.



Second prize was awarded to UPF students Marta Lucas, Elena Malavia and Celia Merino for their Fotoprix case study, with third prize going to the Abertis case study from Pol Borrelas, Alejandro Alzahrawi, Joan Cavallé, Joel Fàbregues, Rosa Ferrando and Ana Suárez, also from UPF.  First, second and third place prizes were each worth 1000 euros.


Fourth place, worth 500 euros, was split between the Spotify case study from Juan Barenys, Mireia Falgueras, Maria Garcia, Amadeu Roigé and Claudia Tarradellas; and Casa Ametller by Laia Barra, Juan Cano, Raquel de Haro, Ángel Delgago and Carla Díaz.


You can see all recent case studies on the ACCID website.


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