New Delhi: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the call for applications for its 11th Annual Student Case Competition, which will give university students from Africa, the Middle East and India the opportunity to respond to a global business case study. IMA’s “Ace the Case” is a global case competition that allows students to test their business acumen and present analysis in front of prominent global professionals. This year’s case will once again offer participants the chance to be selected for the Grand Final, where the top four winning teams will have the opportunity to compete against their peers from Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. South East. In India, six teams will compete in the regional finals to reach the world final.
This year’s case on “The Role of Digital Transformation in Customer Engagement and Improving Business Processes” will allow university students around the world to come together to solve a real business problem. The university team that comes up with the best solutions will have the chance to be shortlisted for the Grand Final in Dubai, where they will have the opportunity to compete with their peers from other regions – Europe, India and South East Asia.
Highlighting the long-standing success of this annual competition, Hanadi Khalife, Senior Director of MEA and India Operations, IMA said, “This year’s competition is unique as it follows the world’s healing from the COVID-19 pandemic. and will give students the opportunity to really think outside the box when developing their case proposals through interaction and expert advice. In the post-COVID era, the global business landscape is even more challenging given supply chain challenges and increased regulatory and stakeholder scrutiny. Technology offers an incredible opportunity for businesses large and small to navigate this complex maze without compromising growth. I wish the Indian student community the best for this year’s competition.
The IMA will select the top four teams from the Middle East, India and Africa who will then compete with their peers from other countries. Eligibility to participate in the competition includes the following criteria:
Students must be enrolled in universities in the Middle East, India or Africa.
Team members can be from different university programs, but all must be from the same institution.
Team size should be between 3 and 5.
Each team must have an educational advisor from the same institution.
Each team must designate a team leader.
Team members who achieve the first, second and third positions will receive prizes including a gift certificate. The winning teams will also have the opportunity to engage in an in-person or virtual conversation with Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, President and CEO of IMA. The winning teams will participate in the team mentoring program with the IMA locals. All winning teams will also receive an IMA CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) scholarship.