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SLP teams take part in the Global Management Challenge 2016
Thirty-two students from the AUS Student Leadership Program (SLP) are competing in the Global Management Challenge - UAE Edition 2016, which was launched on January 25, 2016 in Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Global Management Challenge is the world's largest strategy and management competition for university students, drawing around 30,000 participants from more than 30 countries each year. It is a management simulation where teams of three to five members run a virtual company with an objective of achieving the highest investment performance for its shareholders. The virtual company is based in Europe and manufactures three different models of a certain product. Eight teams from AUS are competing in the challenge.
"The launch of the Global Management Challenge was an enriching experience. Being able to socialize with CEOs and hear their goals and experiences made me have a wider view of the business world and how things work in real life. After seeing the previous winning projects, I was motivated to perform at my best in order to win. Such a competition is very helpful for me as a business student because it helps me link the concepts I learned in class and interpret them into reality," said Ghadeer Alrjoub, a sophomore majoring in finance.
"We encourage our students to take part in prestigious international competitions such as the Global Management Challenge that provide students with the opportunity to 'learn by doing.' The challenge enables students to be involved in decision making and to experience real-business constraints and conflicts. This is a multifaceted opportunity that promotes growth in leadership, communication, teamwork and time management," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.
The UAE competition will consist of three elimination rounds, with the winning team moving on to the international final, which will take place in April in Macau.