Four Bertolon School of Business students take first place in regional case competition

BSB case study winners

A team of four Salem State University business students led by senior accounting major Wendinyiide (Wendy) Tenkodogo) and including graduate finance student Mohamed Camara, senior accounting student Satya Mourairou and continuing education student Aly Diarra recently competed in and won the Eastern Region National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Student Case Competition. They competed against seven teams from Bentley, three from Suffolk University and a second Salem State team, unseating Suffolk as champions for the first time since 2001!  In addition, Wendy Tenkodogo was elected “Best Team Leader.”

The competition was held as part of NABA’s 27th Annual Minority Business Conference at State Street Corporation headquarters in North Quincy on October 22, and was judged by a panel of seven professionals representing institutions such as the internal revenue service, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Hedge Fund Services, State Street Corporation, and Bank of New York Mellon. The awards were presented at.

All four members of Salem State’s winning team are international students at the university, representing Burkina Faso, the Republic of Guinea, Benin, and the Ivory Coast.

Photo (from left): Aly Diarra, Wendy Tenkodogo, Mohamed S. Camara, and Satya Moutairou