CityU students triumph in HSBC/HKU Hong Kong Business Case Competition 2019

A team of four undergraduate students, Martyna Chmielewska, Holly Kong, Belle Chan and Ella Xu represented CityU in the HSBC/HKU Hong Kong Business Case Competition 2019 on 30 May. Battling through two gruelling rounds of competition, the group faced teams from seven local universities before eventually triumphing in the Championship.

"I am very proud as I saw how they have developed their case solving and teamwork skills this past semester. I also feel a great sense of accomplishment that they were able to win the Hong Kong competition by defeating very good teams from other universities," said the team's coach and trainer Dr Zachary Leung, Assistant Professor of the Department of Management Sciences.

Team member Holly said "The cases we tackled, both in the competition and during training sessions were quite varied and required the application of these skill sets in distinctive contexts. In light of this, I have broadened my business knowledge across industries and polished my hard and soft skills."

Martyna said "I would recommend students of various disciplines to take up case analysis practice as it has been one of the most enriching experiences for me and I think it will help anyone in the future career. Not only have we learned how to deal with time pressure, but also how to stay creative and open-minded when facing business problems we have never encountered before."

The HSBC/HKU Business Case Competition is an annual competition organised by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Asia Case Research Center of the University of Hong Kong. It aims to enhance students’ business skills and global perspectives, and nurture them to be future business leaders.