Gain better financial and business understanding

  • Metro News
  • Monday, 18 Mar 2019

UCSI University’s Business and Information Sciences Faculty students during an event tie-up with LifeChamp last year.

Graduates these days face many challenges. These include successfully securing a job after graduation and earning enough to be financially independent. With Industry Revolution 4.0 inching closer to replacing human workforce with automation, students need to be prepared for any future challenge. This is especially so for those studying business and finance programmes.

This is why UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, is having a Student Investor Challenge. Organised by UCSI’s Business and Information Sciences Faculty, the workshop is designed to equip students with greater financial and business understanding within the context of a stock market competition.

The challenge exposes students to underlying principles that make stock markets function, real-time trading and the roles played by financial analysts.

If you are a school-leaver and would like to know more about financial and business studies, drop by the UCSI KL campus on April 27 and take part in the workshop to further your interest in the field and see if it suits you as a future career.

The deadline to register for the event is March 31.

The event will take place from 9am to 3pm at GG 08, Block G, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, and those who are sitting for the SPM and STPM exams as well as students from private and international schools are welcome to participate.

The challenge will be conducted by industry experts and the event will consist of a talk and hands-on workshop highlighting the importance of share trading.

Students are required to bring their own laptops for the installation of a software for the challenge.

USCI University event coordinator Thomas Wong explained why students should join the workshop and what inspired them to conduct the event.

“This investment workshop will provide participants with accurate information.

“During the workshop, a Stock Simulation Game will take place and participants will have to analyse the background of different companies and several financial situations given to decide whether to buy or sell the shares.

“Students these days need to have this crucial and added knowledge.

“It is also good to learn more about how to invest your assets wisely while minimising other potential risks,” said Wong.

He estimated that 150 students would join the event.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate from UCSI University.

For details or to register, call 016-771 5065 (Thomas Wong) or email

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