[Undergraduate] 2017 Citi-HKUST International Case Competition (CICC)
Jun 02, 2017
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2017 Citi International Case Competition (CICC)
KUBS is now recruiting the university representatives for 2017 CICC.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Management (HKUST Business School) will be hosting the 2017 Citi International Case Competition (CICC) sponsored by Citi Group. KUBS, once again, has been invited and we are now recruiting KUBS representative team (4 undergraduate students). Your interest and participation are greatly appreciated.


Competition Period
October 21, 2017 (Sat) – October 27, 2017 (Fri)

(Schedule of the competition will be updated soon)

Competition Venue
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

Registration Fee
KUBS will cover registration fee (accommodation fee included) and airfare
Student Eligibility
Students majoring in Business Administration (dual degree included)

Overview and Schedule
There will be four undergraduate students in each team. The competing teams will be presented with a business case developed for the event by The Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, HKUST Business School. The case provides background about an organization and outlines a set of pressing business issues that senior management needs to address. Supporting data and other associated information such as annual reports, financial data, and market research studies will also be provided as references.
The competing teams have 22 hours to use their skills and expertise in a wide range of business disciplines from accounting, economics, finance, marketing, operational management, strategy and technology to complete their analyses. Each team of students will present their findings and recommendations to a panel of judges who come from the business world.
The tentative schedule of CICC 2017 is as follows (subject to change and to be announced later):
October 21
Teams arrive and check in at the on-campus Conference Lodge at HKUST, then proceed to a Welcome Dinner
October 22
City excursion with Team Ambassadors
October 23
Briefing Session followed by Short case preparation in the morning and Short case presentation in the afternoon
October 24
Company visit followed by Long case distribution and preparation
October 25
Long case preparation in the morning and Long case presentation in the afternoon (Division Round) and evening (Challenge Round)
October 26
Long case presentation (Final Round) and Award Presentation dinner
October 27

HKUST professors and representatives of Citibank

Application Submission
1) Student Eligibility: Students majoring in Business Administration (dual degree included) — (students double majoring or minoring in Business Administration are not eligible to apply)
2) Application Deadline: Submit your application to KUBS International Office (located in room 304 of KUBS Main Building) by June 2, 2017 (Fri) 
3) Application Materials:
  - Soft Copy: Email submission to
  - Hard Copy: 
June 2, 2017 (Fri); 4:00 pm — submit two copies of each document to KUBS International Office
• Email Title: [2017CICC_Application] Your English Name
• Documents to Submit:  
- Curriculum Vitae in English
- Statement of Purpose in English (1 page)
- Official KU Transcript in English

Additional Notes
Participants must attend all weekly meetings from August to the competition date.
Professor Tony Garrett and Professor Jongho Lee
Selection Process
- A final team will be selected through the Mini Case Competition at KUBS.
- The KUBS International Office will distribute an assignment for the Mini Case Competition. Then, submit your assignment in PPT format. The advisors will evaluate and select final candidates.

* The pre-screening will be conducted if there is a high number of applicants. Please note that the case assignment will be given to those who pass the pre-screnning stage.

Case Distribution
June 25, 2017 (Sun); further information will be announced later)
Mini Case PPT Submission
June 26, 2017 (Mon); email your assignment to by 12:00 pm
PPT Presentation
June 26, 2017 (Mon) (time will be announced later)
Announcement of Final Results
On the last week of June

Contact Us
KUBS International Office
Jenny Chang


2017 CICC Advisors
Professor Tony Garrett

Professor Jongho Lee