NUS BBA 05 May 2015

NUS BBAs Win Global Competitions

Our outstanding BBA students have done the School proud yet again, by winning two international competitions.

Final year undergraduates Valerie Soh, Lewis Phey, Matthew Yeo, and Timothy Leow successfully defended their title as champions in the International Case Competition at Maastricht in the Netherlands. Organised by the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the competition highlights strategic business challenges and requires competing teams to solve real problems within short time frames. Under the guidance of Dr Doreen Kum, our team emerged as the winner after an intensive week of case analysis and presentations.

ICC Maastricht Winners (L-R): Valerie Soh, Daniel Kremerov (team host), Matthew Reuben Yeo, Lewis Phey, Timothy Leow, Dr Doreen Kum

ICC Maastricht Winners (L-R): Valerie Soh, Daniel Kremerov (team host), Matthew Reuben Yeo, Lewis Phey, Timothy Leow, Dr Doreen Kum

“The rigour of the competition format gave us all a good glimpse of Europe’s business landscape. I believe that we won the case largely due to our team’s prior experience from Finance internships, openness to ideas and mutual support for one another,” says Lewis Phey. “It was a first win for a couple of us, while the last competition for most of us and hence a perfect victory lap!”

RSM STAR Case Competition Winners (L-R): Albert Ho, Fabian Kho, Mabelyn Tan, Joseph Lim

RSM STAR Case Competition Winners (L-R): Albert Ho, Fabian Kho, Mabelyn Tan, Joseph Lim

Another team of our students also took first prize in RSM STAR Case Competition 2015, organised by Rotterdam School of Management. Year 3 Undergraduates Mabelyn Tan and Fabian Kho, and Year 2 undergraduates Albert Ho and Joseph Lim beat teams from top international business schools in the five-day competition. The team, with guidance from Associate Professor Lau Geok Theng, impressed a jury of academics and business executives with its robust and creative analysis of a case and by the way it handled the Q&A session.

“It’s been an extremely rewarding experience, competing with students from  top universities. We’re immensely grateful to the business School for such a great opportunity!,” says Mabelyn Tan.