Platform for students to display business acumen

BANGALORE: CIMA announced the winners of Southern region finals of the CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2012 held in Bangalore recently. The day saw an overwhelming stream of business insi

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BANGALORE: CIMA announced the winners of Southern region finals of the CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2012 held in Bangalore recently. The day saw an overwhelming stream of business insights and ideas.

The winners were declared after a close competition and would compete for the national final round on March 10 in Mumbai, after the western, northern and eastern region finalists are declared.

The fourth CIMA GBC 2012, a case study competition for undergraduates, flagged off with an enthusiastic response from students across the country. After an unparalleled success for the last three years, the fourth edition of the CIMA GBC 2012, witnessed over 400 teams from various colleges across India registering for the competition.  

The six teams who participated in the south regional finals of GBC 2012 are Encore — Christ University (Bengaluru), Corporate Honchos — National Institute of Technology (Trichy), Crisis Breakers — Chinmaya Vidyapeeth (Ernakulum - Kochi), Gray Hawks — National Institute of Technology (Trichy), Shudh — National Institute of Technology (Suratkhal) and Esprit — CMS college (Kottayam). These teams presented their business proposals to a panel of distinguished jury members consisting of Vinesh Singh, vice president of Reliance Retail, Ravi Raman, head investment analytics and operations function of InfraHedge Limited (UK) and John Coughlan, finance director of Global

Business Services.

Arati Porwal, chief representative of CIMA India said, “The CIMA Global Business Challenge provides an international platform for students to showcase their business acumen. CIMA’s key objective is to help people and businesses to succeed. The Global Business Challenge assesses and equips participants to succeed on the world stage of business. It develops the future leadership talent of the country. We are delighted by the performance of the teams. They have raised the bar of the competition. We look forward to the rest of the competitors doing

the same”.

The participating teams at the CIMA GBC 2012 are expected to analyse, report and present a case study.

The Indian winners of the GBC 2012 would compete at the global level with the lead teams from 22 other countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Ireland, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK and

other countires.

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