HKU Business School Students Dominate the Scotiabank International Case Competition 2022
Facing off against 12 competitive teams across the globe, our students have come out on top and become the winner of the 32nd Annual Scotiabank International Case Competition! Let’s give them a round of applause!
The Scotiabank International Case Competition (SICC) 2022 was organised and hosted entirely by the Ivey Business School students. This year marks the 32nd edition of SICC which has attracted teams from the top business schools around the globe. As one of the most respected international case competitions, SICC has given students an unparalleled opportunity to be exposed to different cultures and gain real experience with international business.
The competition aims to provide a forum where undergraduate business students can experience real-world business problems through case preparations and learn from the diverse perspectives of the international competitors; to foster meaningful relationships among students and the business schools around the world; to provide an opportunity for industry and media to witness the future leaders of the business world, and to arouse public awareness of the growing importance of undergraduate business education.
Miss Jade Joyce NG, BBA(Law)&LLB, Year 4
Mr. Chun Wai TSANG, BBA(Law)&LLB, Year 3
Miss Sharon WONG, BBA(IBGM), Year 2
Mr. Yui Pong YEUNG, BBA(Law)&LLB, Year 3
Dr. Winnie S.C. LEUNG, Assistant Dean (Undergraduate)
“The SICC 2022 was an unforgettable experience. Although I participated in various case competitions before, SICC is my first attempt at an international case competition. We had to come up with strategic solutions for the future of work of a company within 24 hours and it was not easy. Within the limited time frame, we conducted thorough research and analysed the impacts of hybrid working.
It was a tough, yet fruitful experience. Due to the pandemic, everything moved online and our team worked on a wholly virtual basis from preparations, discussions to presentations. Despite the physical limitations, our team was able to collaborate seamlessly. Working with James, Donald, and Sharon was a wonderful teamwork experience. We divided the work according to our strengths, and everyone was able to shine. Last but not least, I would like to send my heartfelt gratitude to our case coach Mr. Kenny Lam who equipped our team with the essential skills to ace a case competition. The achievement would not be possible without his guidance and support.”
– Jade Joyce NG, BBA(Law)&LLB
“First and foremost, I would like to thank HKU Business School for the splendid opportunity to participate in this prestigious competition. I would also like to express my gratitude to my teammates for their hard work and contribution. This was my first time joining an international case competition. Witnessing the caliber of other top business schools all over the world was exciting and rewarding. The judges asked thoughtful questions, which pushed us to analyse the case more comprehensively. Solving a case in 24 hours was also a new experience. It was challenging: research had to be completed and summarised swiftly to curate a coherent storyline, especially since the case — concerning the future of work — contained a lot of nuances that we have to consider.”
– TSANG Chun Wai, BBA(Law)&LLB
“I am glad and honoured to represent HKU in participating in the Scotiabank International Case Competition. As a Year 2 business student, I did not expect to have such an opportunity to join an international case competition due to my limited case competition experiences. Through this opportunity, I was able to meet some of the top professional business leaders and talented students all around the world and further developed my case cracking skills and analytical skills when solving real-life business cases with my teammates. At first, I lacked confidence and worried that I could not meet the high expectation. However, I was lucky enough to have my teammates and this year’s case coach, Mr. Kenny Lam, to support me and point out the areas that I should further improve on, which I value a lot. I am proud to be part of the team and achieved such success!”
– Sharon WONG, BBA(IBGM)
“The experience is eye-opening. It is fantastic to observe the variety of perspectives and approaches to resolving complicated business problems. I am especially inspired by the detailedness of strategies developed by other good-performing participating students. Besides, the judges have provided us with valuable comments which were constructive and helpful in further improving our business consulting skillsets. The virtual engagement and social events also allowed us to experience cultural diversity.”
– Yui Pong YEUNG, BBA(Law)&LLB