Students make their mark at the University Business Challenge

Guildhall students do the faculty proud at the University Business Challenge Finals.

Date: 26/03/2015

Once again our students at London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law proud as they came in sixth place and the top 4% nationally out of 297 Universities in the University Business Challenge. At the finals which took place at the IBM London in Southbank.  The Universities Business Challenge Worldwide is the world’s longest established and leading undergraduate simulation-based competition designed to develop employability and enterprise skills. Supported by the UK’s leading universities and graduate employers, over 20,000 students have benefited from taking part in the UBC Worldwide Challenge since 1998. London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law have been a part of UBC for over 10 years.

Our students completed successfully four tough rounds throughout the day. The University Business Challenge is based on a realistic simulation challenge where students are given the opportunity to work as a board of directors, making all the critical business decisions that affect the company's performance. Each team has 30mins to make a decision and the team who is able to have the most turnover, wins.

Etienne A Principal Lecturer, Team Leader for Business and Management lecturer was part of the challenge from the beginning and he mentored the students, he said “it was a very interesting experience, our students were very confident in their capabilities and achieved well going far in the competition, we are proud of them as lecturers and as a faculty, they should be very proud of themselves.”

Jeanne Rosa Babin a business management student also gave us their view on the overall competition and how the day went for them, “I loved the experience. It was very good to have something extracurricular with high prestige to engage with. We represented our faculty and done it proud I believe that our knowledge of aspects related to creativity, innovation or strategy were very good as we worked as a team.

Overall, it was a great day for the students to interact with other universities to build on the skills required for employability and personal development. The Faculty would like to thank everyone involved and also for their hard work.