Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
13 November 2013

Our students compete in the IBM Universities Business Challenge (UBC) 2013-14

IBM Universities Business Challenge

A group of five students from all our academic departments, namely, Maria Gaci, Alexandra Patrascu, Haris Liampas, Tijana Maljevic and Marko Drca entered this year’s IBM Universities Business Challenge (UCB) representing the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College.
Our team is competing against students from other universities worldwide and is currently on Trading Period 4 of this international student competition with one more to go till the Semi-finals.
Each week teams have to make financial decisions on all aspects of the company they are running (Solar Power Systems Inc), in order to maintain a sustainable, profitable and socially responsible business.Only the top teams will continue to Round two.
The Round 3 Grand Final is run live over one day. This is scheduled for late March 2014 and will be hosted by the lead employer partner IBM at a London venue. The top ten teams from the Round 2 Semi‐Finals compete to be Winners of UBC United Kingdom and put their university’s name on the trophy.

Meet the International Faculty’s participating team!

Name

Academic department

 

Year

Maria Gaci

Computer Science

3

Alexandra Patrascu

Computer Science

3

Haris Liampas

Psychology

3

Tijana Maljevic

Business

3

Marko Drca

Business

3


What is the Universities Business Challenge (UCB)?

This international student competition is the world's longest established and most recognised simulation-based competitive challenge for undergraduates designed to develop employability and enterprise skills. Supported by the UK's leading universities and graduate employers, more than 20,000 students have benefitted from participating in the UBC Worldwide over the past 15 years.
The Challenge gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work as a board of directors of realistic, simulated companies, making all the critical business decisions that affect the company's performance. The UBC simulations are varied and challenging - and range from manufacturing to service businesses to ensure a rounded learning experience. The Challenge is not just for Business Studies students. The UBC increasingly attracts participants across faculties and disciplines from leading universities as its value in employability and enterprise skills development is recognised.
Besides the invaluable experience and prestige of progressing through the competition, there are also cash prizes for the first three teams: 1st £1000, 2nd £500 and 3rd £250. Plus certificates of participation and achievement as students progress through each stage of the Challenge.

 

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