NUS BBA 16 April 2015

Undergrads Emerge Victorious in Competitions

Our undergrads did us proud by winning national and international competitions recently.

Team Chrome Consulting, comprising of our undergraduates Eleanor Low, Phyllis Ng, Matthew Reuben Yeo and Soh Hwa Jie, beat 14 international teams to win the Scotiabank International Case Competition 2015. Organised by the Ivey Business School in Canada, the annual competition explores the diverse challenges and complexities associated with a international business. With just 15 hours to prepare for the case, our team impressed the judges with their in-depth case analysis, quality of presentation and responses to judges’ questions.  The team is grateful to Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan, for her mentorship and guidance throughout the competition.

Scotia Bank International Case Competition

Team Chrome Consulting (L-R): Eleanor Low, Soh Hwa Jie, Assoc Prof Tan Soo Jiuan, Phyllis Ng and, Matthew Reuben Yeo

Back home, Teams DAAS and Precise Advice flew the NUS flag high.  Team DAAS, comprising of Year 2 Business students Albert Ho, Teh Shinwei and Damian Foo, along with Year 3 Business/Engineering student Ayush Pacheriwala, beat eight other local teams to win the Oliver Wyman Case Competition 2015. Team Precise Advice, featuring Year 2 Business students Glenn Heng, Jared Ho and Celeste Chia, with Year 3 Life Sciences student Elson Ng, came in second runners-up.

Oliver Wyman Competition Asia

Team DAAS (L-R): Albert Ho, Teh Shinwei, Dr Jeremy Lim (Partner, Oliver Wyman Asia Pacific), Damian Foo, Ayush Pacheriwala

Organised by consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the annual competition exposes our students to the consulting industry where participants are required to tackle real-life business situations.  Presenting to a panel consisting of Oliver Wyman partners, our teams had to address a real issue faced by a healthcare insurance company.  They recommendations to the company included integrating its value chain, embracing a paradigm shift and changing its  portfolio of investments. The teams’ presentation skills and synergy also impressed the judges.

“This competition was a fantastic experience. It was enlightening to hear directly from Dr Jeremy Lim, Partner, Oliver Wyman Asia Pacific, and our interactions with various consultants in Oliver Wyman gave us a better grasp and understanding of the consulting industry,” says Year 2 undergraduate winner Albert Ho.

Besides winning the championship title, Team DAAS also won an internship interview opportunity with Oliver Wyman Asia Pacific Singapore and a networking dinner with the firms’ senior partners.