College of Business Students Sweep Top Honors at 6th Annual ISACA North Texas Student Case Competition

Two teams from the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce participated in the 6th Annual ISACA North Texas Student Case Competition, winning first and third place.

Students were presented with a real-world business problem related to cybersecurity to analyze and answer three objective questions and then asked to present their findings and solutions to a panel of judges. First place was awarded to Sukriti Khanal (Team Lead), Thuan Nguyen, Amy Fernon, Farhan Munir and Hussein Shatnawi, who won a $10,000 scholarship award. Tapasya Singh (Team Lead), Aathira Nair, Shivani Kandukuri, and Prajwal Narayanaswamy were all part of the team that placed third in the competition and received a $5,000 Scholarship Award.

In addition, as part of supporting university students pursuing the fields of audit, risk and cybersecurity to excel in their studies and make a meaningful impact, the North Texas chapter of ISACA donated $22,000 to the College of Business at A&M-Commerce.

Vince Arnold, vice president of academic relations at ISACA North Texas, expressed his pride in the students’ passion, dedication,and talent displayed in the competition.

“As the author of the case, it was such a rewarding experience to see it take on a new dimension through their innovative solutions and teamwork,” Arnold said.

“Participating in the case competition was a transformative experience that enhanced my ability to generate innovative ideas and work seamlessly in a team of wonderful as well as talented individuals,” said Khanal, a graduate assistant for the Department of Marketing and Business Analytics Department.

Agreeing with her, Munir, also an M.S. in Business Analytics candidate, stated: “The case competition pushed me to think creatively, collaborate effectively and present persuasively – skills that will, undoubtedly, shape my future success.”

College of Business students have represented A&M-Commerce several times at the annual ISACA North Texas Student Case Competition. Last year, the college entered with one team, which came in second place. The competition provides students with a platform to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world business problems, enhancing their learning experiences while preparing them for future success in the field of cybersecurity. Furthermore, it provides them with the opportunity to showcase their skills, while networking with leading professionals in the industry.