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HKBU business student wins category champion in international case competition

05 Nov, 2018
img Emily Li Tong, a Year 4 BBA Accounting student of the HKBU School of Business, and fellow team members won the first place in their category of the Team Case Competition at the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) 2018 Global Leadership Summit. The team, comprised of students from Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico and the US, outshone the other eight teams in their category with their outstanding analysis of the assigned business case and entered the final round along with three other teams. The Summit took place from 1-4 November 2018 in Chicago.

As a Highest Honours Roll Chapter of BGS, the HKBU School of Business nominated one student to attend the 2018 Global Leadership Summit, joining hundreds of the highest achieving students from the top 5% of business schools around the world for a unique learning experience. The Summit, made up of the case competition and a series of leadership sessions including the sharing of Marc van der Chijs, co-founder of popular Chinese video sharing website Tudou.com, presented students with opportunities to network with global counterparts and business veterans.

“The Global Leadership Summit allowed me to work in a multinational and multicultural setting. Not only did we have the chance to learn from business leaders about how they succeed in the past and present, we also got valuable insights from them about how they see future trends like Blockchain. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend such a meaningful event,” Emily said.

The Team Case Competition challenged 36 teams of business students from different universities across the world to collaborate and provide a solution to a complex business scenario. Each team presented to a panel of judges and the four category winning teams became the top four finalists and showcased their business solutions to the full group of Summit attendees. One overall winning team was selected as the Champion of the competition.
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