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:

  • 1st Prize, Haskayne 24 Hour Case Competition 2015 & 2016 (Calgary, Canada)
  • 1st Prize, Consulting Segment, USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge 2016 (Los Angeles, U.S.)
  • 1st Prize, Baume & Mercier HKUST Global MBA Challenge 2016 (Hong Kong, China)
  • 1st Prize, Yale Integrated Leadership Case Competition 2015 (New Haven, U.S.)
  • 1st Prize, INNOVATEChina Competition 2014 (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st Prize, Sofaer International Case Competition 2014 (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • 1st Runner-Up, SDA Bocconi International Competition in Finance 2016 (Milan, Italy)
  • 1st Runner-Up, Odyssey Global MBA Competition 2015 (New York, U.S.)
  • 1st Runner-Up, APICS Operations Management Competition 2015 (California, U.S.)

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