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NUBS Malaysia students win HSBC Malaysia Business Case Challenge 2015

Winners of the HSBC Malaysia Business Case Competition 2015

From left to right: Charles Tan Wen Fei, Tan Lee Xiang, Fabiolla Netto and Tan Kok Pin

A team of students from Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia has emerged champions of the HSBC Malaysia Business Case Challenge 2015. The team, T&F Consulting, will represent Malaysia at the regional HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2015, organised by the Asia Case Research Centre of The University of Hong Kong. The Competition is scheduled to take place over three days from June 3-5 2015, with the initial rounds at The University of Hong Kong and the final round at the HSBC Main Building in Central, Hong Kong.

“NUBS Malaysia continually emphasises the importance of bridging academic learning with corporate practice, and we are very proud of our students who have come so far in their achievements - and now onward to Hong Kong to compete at the regional level," said Dr Chuen-Khee Pek, Principal Mentor of the Business School’s Student Competition Mentoring Group (Mentors+) and Senior University Teaching Fellow of Green Economics at NUBS Malaysia.   

Team T&F Consulting consists of NUBS undergraduates Charles Tan Wen Fei, Tan Lee Xiang, Fabiolla Netto and Tan Kok Pin. The team found the experience rewarding, as the competition provided them with a platform to apply concepts learnt in the classroom to real-life situations. In reflection, the students also collectively said that "the competition has brought us closer and made us realise that to perform as a team, it is not about personal accolades; just one team with a common goal in mind - to win."

The Malaysian leg of the Challenge had kicked off with 16 teams from participating universities, from which 8 teams entered the Semi-finals and 4 teams competed in the Finals, which took place on May 13, 2015 at the Best Western Hotel Petaling Jaya.

As Champion, Team T&F Consulting received a cash prize of RM15,000, together with trophies and certificates. 

The Business School wishes Team T&F Consulting every success at the Asia Pacific finals in Hong Kong.

NUBS Undergraduate Students' Recent Achievements

Recently, undergraduates from NUBS Malaysia have also been successful at various business competitions including Champion of the AIESEC Social Startup Challenge 2015, 'Best Digital Communication Campaign’ at L'Oreal Brandstorm 2015, National Champion of the Accenture Risk Management Challenge 2015, Champion of the Intervarsity TalentAchievers Challenge 2015, Champion of BDO Malaysia’s BD'One Challenge 2014, and National Champion of the CIMB-ASEAN Stock Challenge 2014.

For more information, please contact Ms Chan Wen Li, Director of Information and Communications, Nottingham University Business School Malaysia (

Posted on 15th May 2015

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