Savvy business students across the world have the opportunity to gain global exposure and learn valuable skills for the future courtesy of the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Global Business Challenge (GBC).
The 2012 CIMA GBC, which is being held in partnership with Barclays, is an international business management competition open to full time undergraduates of public and private colleges and universities who are ideally from a business or finance background. The competition is designed to bring out the best in potential young business leaders. It provides students with a great opportunity to test the depth of their financial knowledge and expand upon their competitive ability. In addition, it has previously led to internship opportunities from well-known organisations.
CIMA offers an international qualification in management accountancy and is the world’s leading and largest professional body. Each team will be expected to analyse, report and present on a CIMA case study. The winning team from each region will be flown to the global final in Sri Lanka on 21 and 22 July 2012 to compete against 21 other regions for the title of global champions.
The teams taking part will come from Australia, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the UK, Vietnam and Zambia.
Geetu Ahuja, Regional Manager – Middle East, CIMA, said, “CIMA provides an internationally recognised professional qualification in management accountancy and represents some of the highest flying finance leaders in the world. The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an exciting initiative for students throughout the GCC to work on a real life case study and further develop their business skills. It is an opportunity for students to not only standout in their educational institutions, but also with future employers.”
Team Scions, from the Philippines, were crowned champions at the 2011 global final held in Chengdu, China. The team beat nearly 9000 international student applicants and presented to over 700 guests before being assessed by a panel of industry expert judges from organisations across the globe to emerge as the winning team.