General Guidelines on Earning Credits by Competing in Business Competitions – SBMT 3300 (2018-2019 Winter)

The HKUST Business School (SBM) believes that through participating in business competitions, students can draw upon the concepts and principles learned throughout their study. This allows students to acquire effective techniques for interpersonal communication and teamwork in addition to real life opportunities and experience of thinking-on-your-feet. It also simulates the urgency, complexity, and uncertainty prevalent in "real-world" business organizations.

Undergraduate business students who attain certain level of achievement in business competitions (e.g. finalists in business competitions), may make applications for enrolling in SBMT 3300 Business Competitions and earn 1 credit in Winter Semester of 2018-19 academic year. Approval will be granted on a case-by-case-basis.


Important Notes

  • SBMT 3300 will open in Winter and Summer Semester for undergraduate business student only
  • Approval from SBM will be granted on a case-by-case basis
  • Student who has successfully enrolled in SBMT 3300 can earn 1 credit
  • Students may repeat the course for credits in different terms if different case competitions are taken
  • SBM UG Business Students and Dual Degree Program Students are welcome to apply

Application Method

  1. Before application, please read the “General Guidelines on Earning Credits by Competing in Business Competitions – SBMT 3300 (2018-2019 Winter)” and “List of the latest business competitions endorsed by the HKUST Business School” below carefully
  2. Write to UG Student Development & Career Services Team of HKUST Business School and attention to Ms. Christine Kwok (email: ) on or before Nov 27, 2018 to ask for endorsement of the eligibility of the Business Competition that you have participated
  3. If you have been notified that you are eligible, complete the online application formtogether with the following supporting documents on or before Dec 7, 2018
  • Aconfirmation of entry and participation in the competition
  • A notification of the competition result
  • An individual Reflective Paper (please refer to the “Reflective Paper Guidelines” as stipulated below)
  • A zip file of minimum 6 photos taken during the competition (Size of the jpeg file: at least 1MB each) 
  1. Students who miss the respective deadlines will NOT be considered further


Reflective Paper Guidelines

The Reflective Paper is designed to help you formally consider what you have learned and organize it through writing.  The following will guide you through the process.

Applicants must write an articulate, well-reasoned statement of purpose (minimum one A4 page but no more than two pages in length). Below are the questions that you have to answer in your reflective paper.

  1. What have you learned?
  2. Has this experience broadened your horizons? If yes, in what ways?
  3. Have you developed new appreciations?
  4. How has this learning affected your views of the world and the universe?
  5. What impact might this experience have on your lifelong learning process?
  6. Will what you have learned change your behavior in the future? If yes, in what ways?

List of the latest business competitions endorsed by the HKUST Business School

  • Championship of ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition
  • Grand Final of Accenture Risk Management Challenge
  • Winning teams of AllianzGI’s Business Competition
  • Final Round of AlphaSights Case Competition
  • Final Round of Asian Student Business Plan Competition organized by The Licensing Executives Society
  • Final Round of Cathay Pacific Hackathon
  • Regional Round of CFA Institute Research Challenge
  • Winning teams of CMA Young Post Green Manufacturing Competition
  • Final Round of Cosmo GIRL! PROJECT CG! Undergraduates Real Challenges
  • Round 3 of Deloitte Club uShine Case Challenge
  • Championship of EY Academy CSR Challenge
  • Final Round of Fidelity Student Innovation Case Challenge
  • International Final of Henkel Innovation Challenge
  • Finalist teams of HKICS Corporate Governance Paper Competition
  • Championship of Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge
  • Final Round of HSBC Financial Dialogue Series CSR challenge
  • Final Round of HSBC x LSE x Asia Investment Banking Conference M&A Case Study Competition
  • Round 3 of HSBC YDC Young Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Final Round of ICAP Case Challenge
  • Final Round of ISACA Student Group Annual Case Competition
  • Winning teams of Joint University Outstanding Marketing Award
  • Final Round of Joint University Student Training in Entrepreneurship Program Spring Intake – 30 Day Challenge
  • Final Round of KPMG Corporate Culture Case Analysis Competition
  • Top 3 of L’Oreal Brandstorm (Local Round)
  • Top 3 of McGill Management International Case Competition
  • Championship of NIVEA U Combat!
  • Top 3 of QP Case Analysis Competition
  • Internation Winner of REVEAL by L'Oreal
  • Final Round of SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards
  • Final Round of Shadow Entrepreneur

*The School reserves the right to make any changes on the above guidelines without prior notice