HKUST BBA Students Win ACCA HK Business Competition 2012 Championship with Four Awards

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 4:10pm IST | Agency: PR Newswire
HKUST BBA Students Win ACCA HK Business Competition 2012 Championship with Four Awards

HONG KONG, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition (Degree Category) organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong was held on 1 December with great success. After rounds of competition, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology won the Championship and was awarded the "Best Proposal", "Most Creative Team" and "My Favourite Team" awards of the Competition. The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong were awarded the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

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Throughout this innovative challenge, ACCA Hong Kong aims to equip both full time accounting and business degree and sub-degree students with thorough analytical skills, business proposal writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills through working in a team environment in a real and interesting business situation.

This year the organiser has invited Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Partner Organisation. Each contesting team was required to simulate a non-profit making project that is conducive to the development of creative industries in Hong Kong for an institution/organisation and prepare a business proposal for this project to bid a sponsorship from CreateHKs CreateSmart Initiative (CSI). On the day of final competition, the five finalist teams were required to present their business proposals for this project to the panel of judges comprising finance leaders and creative industry experts. The CSI was launched in 2009 to provide financial support to initiatives that are conducive to the development of local creative industries.

Mr William Mak, Chairman of ACCA Hong Kong and one of the panel judges summarized that the judging panel was impressed by the sophisticated content, innovative concept and feasible action plan of the business proposal submitted by the winning teams. Mr Mak also appreciated the outstanding performance by each of the team players.

For more information please visit: www.accabusinesscompetition.com

Notes to editors:

List of Awards Recipients of Final Competition of ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2012(Degree):

Awards

Institutes

Programme

Champion

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business)

1st Runner-up

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Law)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)

2nd Runner-up

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Studies)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis)

Best Presenter

Julie Ng/ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science (Economics and Finance)

Best Team Spirit

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business Studies)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis)

Most Creative Team

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business)

Best Proposal

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business)

Best Budgeting

The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Law)

Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)

My Favourite Team

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Business Administration (Global Business)

Sponsors of the ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition (in alphabetical order):

Partner Organisation:

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)

Company Sponsors:

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Michael Page International, PwC, The Hung Hing Ying & Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation

Supporting Organisation:

UNESCO Hong Kong Association

Chinese Newspaper Media Partner:

Ming Pao Newspapers Limited

English Newspaper Media Partner:

South China Morning Post

Official Recruitment Partner:

Classified Post

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. As the first global accountancy body entering into China, ACCA now has over 22,600 members and 42,500 students, with 7 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accounting professionals bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of consistent global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

We support our 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

www.accaglobal.com

About Create Hong Kong

"Create Hong Kong" (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the HKSAR Government to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. Set up in June 2009, it co-ordinates the Government policy regarding creative industries, focuses Government's resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries. The CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) is administered under CreateHK which provides funding support to initiatives that are conducive to the development of creative industries.

www.createhk.gov.hk

SOURCE ACCA




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