2006
25
May

Sunway Students Play Industry Captains in Online Business Competition from Canada

The Sunway University College (Sunway) Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) students had a chance to play the dream role of Donald Trump when they took part online in the High School Business Competition organised and hosted by Canada’s Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. Competitors were the best of almost 10,000 students who were enrolled in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) programme (which CIMP offers) from across Ontario, Manitoba, Trinidad & Tobago and Malaysia.

Sunway Students Play Industry Captains in Online Business Competition from Canada

Competitors, through the use of a virtual simulated business, “owned” a fictitious Backpack company and had a free hand to spend CAD$100,000 a week risk free while making executive decisions for their company.

Sunway’s CIMP students fielded 6 teams comprising between 2 to 4 students each during the quarterfinal stage of the competition on May 9. To match the timing of the competition in Canadian time, Sunway students had to be bright eyed and “working” for their company during the competition hours of 10 pm to 2 am.

Sunway Students Play Industry Captains in Online Business Competition from Canada

The best Sunway team in the quarterfinal round made up of Eric Saniputra and Erwin Simon eventually advanced to finish 5th place in the semifinal round on May 11 when their Backpack company earned CAD$13,187,379 which was only CAD$169,149 behind first place, putting them in the top 25 teams out of over 350 teams competing.

Jennifer West, International Business lecturer at CIMP who was the advisor to students in the competition was pleased. “Congratulations to all the students involved. You should be very proud of all your hard work and dedication to the competition” she said.

“I am indeed happy and have tremendous pride for the teachers and students who participated in this international competition. This is what CIMP is all about – the real world application of knowledge and skills” said Dr Rosemary Gannon, Director of the CIMP at Sunway.

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Categories: Canadian International Matriculation Program, Pre-University