Students show they can think like bankers

  • Education
  • Sunday, 09 Apr 2006

TUNKU Abdul Rahman College emerged overall champions in the inaugural University Malaya-Citigroup Intervarsity Case Challenge 2006 recently. 

The challenge saw the teams presenting their recommendations and strategy before a panel of judges and students. 

The finalists were Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College, INTI College and Universiti Technology Malaysia. 

TAR College team leader Anna Tan said they could only meet at night to discuss as they were all doing their practical training. 

The teams that made it to the final round of the Citibank-sponsored challenge.

“The work was divided among the four of us and we integrated everything we knew and learnt, right up to the last minute.  

“We didn’t think we stood a chance and we are happy to have been able to achieve this,” said Anna. 

Citibank Berhad country marketing director Leong Khai Fatt said: “Case studies are a good way of making students think fast and zero in on the problem.  

“It is important students take into consideration the psychology of impression. This has been a great opportunity to see the presentations of students and I hope they have learnt something from here.” 

Head judge University Malaya Assoc Prof Dr Latif Haji Salleh, from the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, said: This competition creates a stimulating platform for case analysis and the quality of the presentations were quite impressive.  

“Although there were some areas which needed improvement, overall, I am happy with the results and hope that we will improve on this further next year,” he said.  

The teams were given a case study on a bank merger and given a week to write an analysis.  

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