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Undergraduate students notch up first runner-up prize in HSBC/HKU Business Case Competition

Four undergraduate students represented CityU to take part in the HSBC/HKU Hong Kong Business Case Competition 2018. They were required to come up with a business solution in three hours and present it to a panel of senior business executives from the international business community. The team won the second place in the final.

The team prepared for the HSBC/HKU competition with presentation and trainings, coached by Dr Zachary Leung Ngai-hang from the Department of Management Sciences, Mr David S O Yip from the Department of Accountancy, Dr Zhao Huazhong from the Department of Marketing, Dr Yue Wei Thoo from the Department of Information Systems, Dr Michael Wong Chak-sham from the Department of Economics and Finance and Dr Benjamin Chan from the Department of Management.

The winning team comprised of:

  • Alex Cho, BBA in Accountancy
  • Tristan Lau Chun-shing, BBA in Management
  • Jade Tam Wing-yee, BBA in Accountancy
  • Hon Wong Een-hon, BBA in Finance

Dr Leung commended students for their brilliant work, he said, “I enjoyed working with the students, especially seeing how they worked together as a team, and how they improved in their case analysis and presentation skills. I am proud of how well they performed in the competition.”

Team member Tristan shared that it was an eye-opening experience, “We not only earned an award, but also friendship. A valuable opportunity to learn from Dr. Zachary Leung and other professors. The problem solving skill which I developed through the training and competition is invaluable to my future career development.”

Alex said, “With only 3-hour onsite preparation for a 20-minute presentation and Q&A session, this competition requires extra attention to details, reference to real life business situations and immense cooperation amongst the team members. I am glad to have been selected to represent CityU, and that our team won the second place.”

Hon said, “We were exposed to new yet challenging cases. It has certainly sharpened our problem solving skill and logical induction by balancing both effectiveness and feasibility of proposed strategies.”

Jade said, “It was a wonderful team. I am grateful to be part of it, and we learnt the most together.”