HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition 2021

by Mahidol University International College

Application Deadline

March 22, 2021

Competitors

Undergraduate Students

Awards

Cash Prize 120,000 THB
The winner will represent Thailand at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2021 from 30 May to 3 June

HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition 2021 is a business case competition for undergraduate students sponsored by HSBC in partnership with Mahidol University International College. Each year, undergraduates from leading business schools nationwide participate in this prestigious competition. The teams, consisting of four undergraduate students, must analyze real-life cases written by the Asia Case Research Centre, in affiliation with Hong Kong University. The teams will have a total of approximately six (6) hours to analyze, form recommendations, create financial plans and prepare to present to a panel of esteemed judges, who are Thailand’s top business leaders, consultants, and experts in their respective fields.

Upcoming Event

The HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition 2021 Is Here!!!

Round 1

April 22, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:35 PM

 24 teams from prestigious universities compete against each other throughout 6 divisions, presenting their cases to judges who are business experts from various fields!

Round 2

April 23, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:35 PM

24 teams compete with each other once again to gain the 3 seats in the final Round. Teams are divided into 6 divisions with 4 teams each division, once again presenting their cases to judges once again.

 

Final Round

April 24, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:10  PM

The final 3 teams compete for one last time to get the top prize as the best team of Thailand, and representing the country at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2021.

 

The Results

Entry Criteria

  1. Each team will consist of four students
  2. All participants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the same participating university in the competition year.
  3. Each participant must not be a member of more than one team.
  4. Students who have participated in HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition are not eligible to compete in HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition 2021 by Mahidol University International College.

Awards

Rank Awards
Winner
  • Trophy for the university
  • Cash prize of THB 120,000
  • Certificate for Winners
  • The winner will represent Thailand at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2021 from 30 May to 3 June
First Runner up
  • Trophy for the university
  • Cash prize of THB 80,000
  • Certificate for First Runner-ups
Second Runner up
  • Trophy for the university
  • Cash prize of THB 40,000
  • Certificate for Second Runner-ups
Final-round Best Speaker
  • Trophy in recognition
Best Team Videos (Top 3)
  • Cash prize of THB 5,000 per team
All participants (Round 1 onwards)
  • Digital certificates

Event Schedule

Date Session Venue

4 March 2021

HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition
On Tour
ZOOM Meeting
8 April 2021
Online Networking Session
ZOOM Meeting

19 April 2021

Training Day
ZOOM Meeting
22 April 2021
Round 1
Online submission ZOOM Meeting
23 April 2021
Round 2
Online submission ZOOM Meeting
24 April 2021
Round 3 (Final Round)
Online submission ZOOM Meeting

Including the Competition, the key events are listed as follows:

HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition On Tour (Thursday, 4 March 2021)

HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition On Tour event is the introduction to ‘HSBC Thailand Business Case Competition 2021’, which will be held live on ZOOM. Students will be informed about the concept and format of the competition to help them decide to participate and tips on how to deliver smart and realistic solutions to the business cases. The guest speakers will include HSBC senior executives who will share about the purposes and values of the competition, as well as tips on How to Present Effectively via ZOOM; and an overseas winner of the past regional competition who will share his experience and tips on how to be successful and how his participation in the competition has helped to sharpen the relevant skills in both his studies and future careers.

Networking Session (Thursday, 8 April 2021) 

The Networking Session will be held via ZOOM Meeting. The purpose of this session is to mingle and connect with the other participants to exchange views and discussions to further their career prospects.

Training Day (Monday, 19 April 2021)

A total of 30 teams (24 qualified teams & 6 reserve teams) will receive an exclusive hands-on training of skills crucial to be successful in a business case competition.  The objective of the training is to help them prepare for the next round(s) of competition and enhance their skill sets which can be utilized in the future. The 6 reserve teams are potential teams that could move up to be one of the qualified teams in case one of the original 24 qualified teams cannot enter the competition. The guest trainers will be business experts with extensive experiences in case competitions and in their respective industries. The two-hour training session, in the evening, is mandatory for all the qualified and reserve teams.

For the competition days,
please refer to the FORMAT below.

Format

The competition consists of three rounds as follows: 

Round 1 (Thursday, April 22 2021)

  • Twenty-four (24) qualified teams will be randomly divided into six (6) divisions via an online live slot drawing session. There will be four (4) teams competing with each other in each of the six (6) divisions.
  • Each team will receive a case to crack. They will be given only five (5) hours and forty-five (45) minutes to crack the case and submit their compiled slide deck.
  • Each qualified team is required to deliver a twenty (20) minutes presentation to the judges, followed by fifteen (15) minutes of Q&A. After five (5) minutes of deliberation, the judges will give each team feedback for five (5) minutes.
  • Each team will receive a score out of 4 from the judges. The 1st place from each division will receive four (4) points, 2nd place will receive three (3) points, 3rd place will receive two (2) points, and the 4th place will receive one (1) point.

Round 2 (Friday, April 23 2021)

  • Twenty-four (24) qualified teams will again be randomly divided into six (6) divisions via an online live slot drawing session, as in Round 1.
  • Each team will receive a new case to crack. They will be given only five (5) hours and forty-five (45) minutes to crack the case and submit their compiled slide deck.
  • Each qualified team is required to deliver a twenty (20) minutes presentation to the judges, followed by fifteen (15) minutes of Q&A. After five (5) minutes of deliberation, the judges will give each team feedback for five (5) minutes.
  • Each team will receive a score out of 4 from the judges. The 1st place from each division will receive four (4) points, 2nd place will receive three (3) points, 3rd place will receive two (2) points, and the 4th place will receive one (1) point.
  • The top three (3) finalist teams with the highest scores received out of eight (8) points will then proceed to the final round.

Round 3 – Final Round (Saturday, April 24 2021)

  • Three (3) finalist teams will proceed to Round 3 – The Final Round.
  • Each of the three (3) finalist teams will receive the final case to crack. They will be given only six (6) hours to crack the case and submit their compiled slide deck.
  • Each qualified team is required to deliver a twenty (20) minutes presentation to the judges, followed by fifteen (15) minutes of Q&A. The judges will have (5) minutes of deliberation.

CONTACT US

Palak Sharma

President of the MUIC Case Club, Head of Public Relations
palak.sha@student.mahidol.edu
(+66) 84-655-3821

Kantaphon Chaokitkha

Vice President of MUIC Case Club, Head of Operations
kantaphon.cho@student.mahidol.edu
(+66) 83-051-8840

Gursimran Singhprasong

Head of Finance
gursimran.singhprasong@gmail.com
(+66) 83-886-2495

Papawadee Panjawattanakun

Head of Marketing
papawadee.pan@student.mahidol.edu
(+66) 94-391-7929