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Kingston Business School student teams gear up for IBM Universities Business Challenge 2012

Friday 16 November 2012

Kingston Business School student teams are gearing up for the IBM Universities Business Challenge 2012. 12 Kingston University teams including 6 from Kingston Business School have, over the past weeks, been acting as board members in a series of simulated business scenarios; making challenging decisions, competing against other universities for cash prizes.  IBM is lead sponsor, with Lloyds Banking Group, Procter & Gamble, Jaguar Landrover and RBS supporting the live semi final competitions. The students can expect a ‘true learning experience’ as they will increase their decision-making and team working skills as well as building knowledge in key business functions, such as marketing, production and finance.

Round 1, which involves students working as consultants, analysing the company’s financial position and markets, and then submitting weekly decisions, over a six week trading period. Teams are competing to achieve maximum profit, acquire new business and enhance customer satisfaction. Round 2 consists of regional live Semi-Finals at locations which are sponsored by major graduate employers with the top teams going through to the one-day live Grand final sponsored and hosted by IBM UK in the new year.

With 12 teams from across Kingston University there is a little bit of healthy inter-faculty competition, so here’s your opportunity to support your Kingston Business School peers and get behind a team.

Kingston Business School teams

Kingston ConsultantsKingston Consultants:  Aidarous Sheikh, Daniel Tuitt, John Mohammed Khan, Leslie Viriri, Jacob David (pictured)
Dynamic Vision: Rajvir Nirwan, Pavandeep Khosa, Imran Anwar, Nazma Haque, Zain Akhter
Dynamo: Anique Rehal, Letty Rushton, Meena Kingra, Kjasmin Reehal, Emily James
The Biz: Daniel Mcteigue, Nushrinah Sadeer, Stevi Walter, Max Leadbetter, Dipen Patel
Pluto: Demelza Collier, Aima Wright, Yana Staeva, Saptarshi Masid, Noaman Mangera
Synergy: Lamya Arbi, Louise Russell, Adam Ahmed, Mohamed Al Mehdar, Malaika Urhobo

This is the one of several university competitions which Kingston students will be competing in this year, Kingston Business School recently competed in the University Trading Challenge which we won last year.

The IBM Universities Challenge and Trading Challenge are just a few of the excellent opportunities that Kingston University’s Careers & Employability coordinate to help enhance students' employability skills and CV’s. If you want to find out more about how we help our students increase their job prospects, contact the Careers & Employability team on careers@kingston.ac.uk