Students at the Australian School of Business have the opportunity to participate in various competitions. Along with the general benefits of getting involved in these competitions, students can also use the experience to impress future employers.
See below for some of the competitions you can get involved in as an Australian School of Business student.
PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge
The Global Student Challenge (GSC) is a first-of-its-kind global business plan competition. The competition is staged for university and secondary students to present their creative ideas with business flair, and to compete in front of successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
The competition is also a unique opportunity for students to turn their ideas into real innovative products and services. In the inaugural GSC 2010 competition, over 180 high quality submissions were received from teams in 21 countries.
A total of 60 short-listed teams with 240 contestants, from the secondary and university divisions, have been invited to compete in the semi-final and final round competition, which will be held on PolyU Campus in June 2010. They will compete for the gold, silver, bronze, commendation and theme awards. Participants will be sponsored for their return flights to Hong Kong and on campus accommodation will also be provided.
For more information visit the PolyU website.
Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition
The Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition was launched in January 2010. Organised by the Singapore Management University (SMU), the competition is open to undergraduates from universities, colleges and polytechnics from around the world.
Students have the chance to vie for a share of the USD$60,000 in cash and grants and an all expenses paid trip to Singapore to compete in the final.
SMU are pleased to invite entrepreneurial students from UNSW to take part in this year’s competition. Participants are required to submit a 1,000 word business plan summary online at the SMU website.
Reserve Bank of Australia Economics Competition
The Reserve Bank of Australia sponsors this annual national essay competition for undergraduate students studying economics at any accredited university in Australia.
The competition provides students with an opportunity to further their understanding of an important economic issue of relevance to Australia.
At UNSW, the competition is organised by the Economics Society and is designed to encourage participation in economic debate, along with promoting economics and its relevance to study.
For more information, including details about the competition rules, submission guidelines and prizes please visit the UNSW Economic Society’s website.
DCM BlueLake Portfolio Competition
The DCM BlueLake Portfolio Competition is a virtual share market competition where participants manage share portfolios on a real-time basis online. The competition provides student competitors with the chance to apply the financial theories learnt at university.
For more information about the competition rules, submission guidelines and prizes please visit the Trading Places website.
2012 Chartered Accountants Australian Economics and Business Studies Competition
The organising committee would like to thank all the schools that participated this year for their support, and welcome any new schools looking to participate in 2013.
More than 15,000 secondary students from over 900 schools participate in the competition and are challenged with thought-provoking questions about economics and business studies. The competition is recognised as a valuable educational tool which stimulates student interest in business.
For more information about the competition, including details on how to register, please visit the Economics and Business Studies Competition website.
The Global Management Challenge
The Global Management Challenge consists of a strategic management online simulation, in which each team runs a company with the objective of finishing with the highest company share price on the simulated Stock Exchange.
The teams are organised into groups (with a maximum of 8 teams). Each group creates a competitive market, in which the teams compete with one another. For further information please visit the Global Management Challenge website.