Full-time undergraduate students with a passion for business and finance are invited to register for the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2013 by 5 April, 2013. The challenge is an international business competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, in partnership with Barclays and Absa, and is designed to identify the business leaders of tomorrow.
Teams of four compete by analysing a case study based on CIMA's test of professional competence and submitting a 3000-word report by 2 May, 2013. Last year, 74 teams competed to be shortlisted for the final. Once reports are submitted and assessed, four teams are selected and will be announced on 9 May. These teams are invited to participate in the South African final on 30 May, 2013.
The winning team from each country will fly into South Africa, which is the 2013 host country, for the global final in August to compete against for the title of global champions. Twenty-five countries will be participating this year, with teams representing: Australia, Bangladesh, mainland China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The UK, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.A great opportunity
Samantha Louis, CIMA's Africa regional director, said: "With four African teams participating this year, we are excited to display the depth of talent coming from our continent. The competition is open to full-time undergraduates of public and private colleges and universities. It is designed to bring out the best in potential young business leaders and provides students with a great opportunity to test the depth of their financial knowledge and expand upon their competitive ability. In addition, it has previously led to internship opportunities from well-known organisations."
To participate, go to the CIMA website to register. Registrations can be done online immediately at www.cimaglobal.com/gbc2013