A team consists of MS Finance students, Jane Zhong Jing, Frank Tao Ye, Daniel Wang Wenxiong, and MSc Business Information Systems student Jojo Wei Jian, has recently participated in the SCB Future Leader Challenge 2017, a business case competition that allows graduate students from around the world to showcase their creative ideas. The CityU team performed outstandingly in the competition, and garnered four awards – the Grand Prize His Majesty the King's Award, the 5-hour Case Winner and the 24-hour Case Winner, and the Winner’s Institution titles.
This year, the SCB Future Leader Challenge attracted more than 1,000 participants from different business graduate schools including, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Fudan University, etc. In the final round of the contest, the team was assigned a real business case and given 18 hours to complete the analysis before presenting recommendations, implementation and financial analysis to the panel of judges. The case was based on real scenarios of Siam Commercial Bank, the main organizer of the SCB Future Leader Challenge.
Jane Zhong, one of the team members, said, “The knowledge we learned from class is highly applicable when we’re doing business case analysis. Our team is very grateful to Dr Amy Yip, who has given us valuable advice throughout the competition.” Dr Amy Yip Choi-yee, Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics and Finance, was the adviser and coach of the team.