CIMA 2013 GBC national finals

Throughout May, multiple locations
The institute’s flagship 2013 Global Business Challenge, sponsored by Barclays, has been in full swing around the world in recent months.

National finals took place across three continents, as teams from Malaysia to Pakistan and the UK to Ghana battled it out to win a place in the global final in South Africa.

Girl power triumphed in the Malaysian final at INTI International University as an all-female team of students clinched the national title. Representing Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Team E-Z found it was anything but easy as they battled to beat four other teams.

The Middle East showcased its growing potential, with more than 100 teams from 24 universities across the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman, registering to take part in the competition.

All six finalists presented strong business cases, but Middlesex University, Dubai, once again produced the winning side as Pinnacle emulated the successes of its predecessors.

Not to be outdone, South Africa produced a nail-biting national final, with Simplified Solutions beating three other teams to clinch victory in Johannesburg.

Head judge David Cropper, CIMA Africa regional board chairman, said: “We were extremely impressed with the quality of work presented. The talent displayed makes us hopeful that the youth of today will lead South Africa into a brighter future.”

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