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European business finals for exceptional Abertay students

13 February 2013

From left to right: Natalie Fayle, Nathanael Bastone, Lynsey Young, Calum Walker and Hannah Muir.

Students from the University of Abertay Dundee jet off today (Wednesday 13 February) to the finals of the European Business Masters Cup in Stuttgart.

They will compete over two days with the brightest young business minds of Europe, facing a series of international management challenges set by international experts.

The Abertay University students will be working in international teams with students from Birmingham City University in England; HEIG-VD, Yverdon-les-bains in Switzerland; Johannes Kepler University, Linz in Austria; and Stuttgart Media University in Germany.

Helen Smith, Lecturer in Accounting at Abertay, said: “I’m delighted to be taking another Abertay University team to a major international business challenge, after a series of European Business Masters Cup finals, IBM University Business Challenge finals and a world final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge.

“Giving students the opportunity to understand how businesses really work is so important, as it helps them apply everything they’ve learned in the classroom to challenging and often unpredictable real-life business situations.

“This year’s Dundee Business School team members have all shown great promise throughout the challenge, and each of them has very bright business careers ahead.”

The Abertay University students competing are Nathanael Bastone, Natalie Fayle, Hannah Muir, Calum Walker and Lynsey Young.

The European Business Masters Cup is an international management simulation competition in which students of all faculties learn to think and act as entrepreneurs.

During the simulation, the teams will take on the task of managing a solar panel manufacturing business. The participants make decisions on sales and distribution, purchasing, research and development, goods and services, personnel, finances and accounting, projects and planning.

The students also face special tasks in order to enhance their presentation, project management and negotiation skills.

In 2012/2013 the Startup Center of the Stuttgart Media University is conducting the EBMC in cooperation with the participating universities, the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Stuttgart.


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