Global Business Competition

Each year, we invite our MBA students to join Global Business Competitions to test their mettle against other top MBA students around the world. You will be asked to form your own team of diversified global talents in your class, and get inspirational feedback on your business ideas from seasoned investors and senior executives. As a competitive and leading business school with a global reputation, here are some of our recent accolades from international competitions:

  • Champion, USC Marshall's Global Consulting Challenge 2017 (Seattle, Washington, USA)
  • Winner: Trade Show & Winner: Sustainability Challenge, New Venture Championship (NVC) 2017 (Portland, Oregon, USA)
  • 1st Place, Yale SOM Integrated Leadership Case Competition (ILCC) 2017 (New Haven, Connecticut, USA) 
  • 1st Prize for the presentation and runners up in the biathlon, The International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) 2017 (Santa Monica, California, USA)
  • 1st Runner-up in Outstanding Performance & 1st Place in Outstanding Reports, International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition 2017 (Anaheim, California, USA)
  • 1st Runner-up, AMALGAMATION - Mergers and Acquisitions Case Competition 2017 (Singapore)

Case competition is a huge part of the MBA experience and I had heard a lot about it even before coming to HKUST. Apart from the case-based teaching method in classes, a unique and intense weeklong Enhancing Professional Skills program also further equipped me. The skills gathered in the preparation, the collaborations and the analytics involved have greatly influenced the way I work and collaborate with others. My team participated in the USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge hosted on Google’s campus, and we came first in the Consulting Prompt, which was a huge accomplishment and honor! Through collaboration and the case competition, I have definitely become even more confident about tackling real-life business challenges.

Celine Zhu China, Class of 2017 Pre-MBA: Investor Relations Manager, China ZhengTong Auto Services Holding Ltd.
Post-MBA: Associate of IDG Group, Actis