Global Business Competition

Each year, we invite our students to participate in 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 testament to our reputation as a competitive and leading business school, here are some of the recent accolades from international competitions:

  • Champion, Kellogg Energy Case Competition 2019 (Illinois, US)
  • Winner, IESE Roland Berger International Case Competition 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Winner, Elevator Pitch, International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition
  • 2019 (California, US)
  • Champion, Negotiation Case, HKUST Global MBA Challenge 2019 (HKSAR, China)
  • 1st Prize Award, InnovateChina 2019 (Shanghai, China)
  • Entrepreneur’s Choice Award, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School Invest for Impact
  • Competition 2019 (North Carolina, US)
  • 3rd Place and Best Q&A, Gies MBA Strategy Case Competition 2019 (Illinois, US)

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 
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