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Congratulations to our BBA students who have won the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2016.
Ahamed Marzouq (BBA Year 2), Du Yan (BAC Year 2), Joel Goh Zongwei (BBA Year 4) and Sharyn Poerwanto (BBA Year 2) defeated 23 university teams from 19 countries to snag the top prize for NUS. Associate Professor Lau Geok Theng was the faculty adviser.
The team had to go through four rounds of competition, analysing cases involving organisations such as Gravity Payments, Volkswagen, Zuji and UNIQLO. The biggest challenge was the case format – teams had only two and a half hours to analyse each case.
Congratulations to Clayton Chu (BBA Year 2), Fabian Kho (BBA Hons Year 4), Jasmine Lim (BBA Year 3) and Sean Ling (BBA Hons Year 4) who came in first at the prestigious Global Business Case Competition in Seattle, organised by the University of Washington’s Forster School of Business. We are the first Singaporean team to do so in the competition’s 17 year history.
Our team scored with their in-depth analysis and wide-ranging set of recommendations for the business case on the embattled Volkswagen Group. Participants were given 48 hours to prepare.
Deputy Dean Professor Hum Sin Hoon who was the faculty adviser to the team said in a Straits Times article: “The judges were impressed not only by the sheer volume and completeness of the team’s presentation, but when questioned, the students were also able to immediately cite the exact page to illustrate their answers.”
They defeated teams from 11 other universities, which included the University of California Berkeley, Portugal’s Universidade do Porto, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Australia’s Queensland University of Technology.
NUS Business School came up tops at the Belgrade Business International Case Competition. Led by Mabelyn Tan, with Phyllis Ng, Freddie Teo and Ahamed Marzouq making up the team, they faced off 15 other schools in two rounds of Serbian cases involving a bank and a tobacco company.
Congratulations to BAC students Han Xiaoming (Year 4 Hons), Jin Wan Xin, Phoon Tzin Wai and Joseph Soh Shi Yang (all Year 3 Hons) who received the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Scholarship at the recent ISCA Awards.
The ISCA Scholarship is awarded to students who have outstanding academic results and performed well in their various CCAs. The ISCA is the national accountancy board of Singapore.
Year Fours – Team Leader Ivan Ho (BBA Hons), Mabelyn Tan (BAC Hons), Goh Hui Han (BBA Hons) and Douglas Eu (Hons) – were champs at the CBS Case Competition organised by Copenhagen Business School. They were accompanied by Associate Prof Lau Geok Theng. Click here to relive the joy as the camera captures the moment of their win.
The team beat eleven other teams and finalists McGill University and the University of New South Wales to bring home the trophy. This is the fourth time NUS is bringing the trophy home. We are also the school that has won the most time in the competition’s history.
Congrats to our Year 3 BBA Hons students – Jerome Chan Ker Liang, Reuben Cheng Qian Wen and Terence Ng Zi Qian – on emerging 2nd Runners-Up for the Investment Analysis Paper competition.
The 15th Indonesia Capital Market Student Studies (15th ICMSS), organised by the Faculty of Economics at Universitas Indonesia, is a by-invitation only event based on the submission of equity research reports from the top 24 teams across South-East Asia.
The students had to deliver a stock pitch report, a group presentation and a Q&A. At the assessment, judges praised the NUS team for their detailed analysis, clear presentation and concise snapshot of the airline industry, as well as the company they were analysing.
Students interested in participating in next year’s programme can log on to www.icmss-febui.com
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Congrats to our students Sean Ling Wei Tsi, Kristel Tey Hui Shi, Ng Wei Jian and Poon Jun Boon – all BBA Honours Year 4 – who placed 3rd at the case competition organized by Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario. They were joint winners with Northeastern University.
The NUS team, led by Assistant Professor Vishal Narayan of Marketing, faced 11 other teams, including teams from Hong Kong, the United States, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand.
Congrats to Albert Ho (BBA Hons Year 3) and Ng Kian Siang (BAC Year 3) whose team won at the Pacific Venture Capital Competition 2016.
Organised by the University of British Columbia and currently in its fourth year, the competition challenges undergraduate students who are interested in venture capital and private equity through a series of presentations and video pitches. Some 45 teams from over 30 countries participated this year.
Of the experience, Albert said: “We evaluated numerous start-ups in terms of their industry, business model, management team and exit outcomes, while valuing them through various methods: Comparable Companies analysis, Venture Capital Method, DCF and Berkus Method as well. While it has been a tough competition, the judges were pleased with our analysis and valuation results, noting how realistic they were.”
“It is a great opportunity for the students to showcase their research to the entire business school community. By exposing the students to a wider audience, they improve their work through feedback from diverse perspectives. Furthermore, the event inspires them to embark on fresh research ideas and encourage collaboration across departments,” said Sumit Agarwal, Vice-Dean (PhD and Research) and Low Tuck Kwong Professor.
At the heart of the event is the poster competition held in the MRB atrium where students (second year and above) get to present a visual summary of their research topic in a poster, including the methodology and key findings. Judged by a committee of six faculty members, the posters are assessed based on factors such as originality of the research and the ability to connect to a wider audience.
There are also morning sessions where nominated first-year students present their research works in various seminar rooms.
This year’s winners are:
Department of Finance: 1st prize: Zhang Jian; 2nd prize: Zou Qiqi; 3rd Price: Zhang Changhao