Students set for semi-finals of national IBM challenge
A team of students from the University of York’s Management School are through to the regional semi-finals of this year’s IBM Universities Business Challenge.
Made up of Aneeb Bani, Andrew Broughton ,Vita Spoka, Dominic Safarian and Chris Rigby the York team will be competing against nine other regional universities in the semi-finals taking place during February and March 2012.
Beating 300 rival teams and finishing top in the simulated trading game by twice making the most profit Aneeb said: “It’s been an extremely competitive first round so we’re delighted to have made the Semi-Finals”.
The IBM UBC is a national business simulation, which this year attracted teams from over 60 universities offering opportunities for undergraduates to improve their knowledge of the business world, put business theory into practice and develop team-working, leadership and employability skills.
Open to participants from a range of disciplines from accounting to science, the competition is renowned for its excellent opportunities to improve decision-making skills, develop team-working abilities and increase knowledge across key business areas such as marketing, finance, production and human resources.
Each semi-final is hosted by a major graduate recruiter, giving students the opportunity to impress prospective employers, as well as representatives from the headline sponsor, IBM.