Top business schools from all around the Asia-Pacific region will go head-to-head in a new international case competition hosted by the the Australian Graduate School of management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales.
The Asia-Pacific Challenge will see 12 teams of three MBA students from top business schools strive to develop the best solution to real business scenarios, within an allocated time frame and present it to a panel of corporate judges.
The challenge will be held for three days from December 5.
The theme of the inaugural competition will be Engagement in Asia and the cases will be about the challenges faced by real organisations. Each team will be required to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom towards solving an actual business problem.
Each school must be represented by a team of three students and one coach. However, the coach is not allowed to participate in the analysis and preparation of the case.
Teams will simulate a consultancy firm that must present solutions to a real business problem faced by an organisation seeking to start or grow business in Asia. Participating teams will receive the actual case problems on the scheduled day and will be allocated a timeframe, depending on the intensity of the round, to prepare presentation decks. They will present their proposals to a panel of judges which would then be followed by a Q&A session.
All teams will be provided with the same amount of working time for analysis and preparation, and will then present to the panel of judges. All teams will participate in three preliminary rounds and the three highest scoring teams will compete in the final round of competition.
The participating schools include: