The CFO Case Study Competition 2017 global entries open!
CFO South Africa will again host the 2017 global finals of The CFO Case Study Competition at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017. The recently concluded 2016 edition saw 320 teams from 53 Universities, 25 countries and 5 continents take on the challenge with the cash price of ZAR 100,000 ultimately being won by Team Athena from the Copperbelt University in Zambia.
CEO of The CharterQuest Institute and Project Director, Valentine Nti, said: "Feedback from business leaders, policy makers, universities, professional bodies, judges, sponsors and aspirants show a strong case for this prestigious business challenge. The 2017 edition promises to be an even bigger, more spectacular and globally competitive challenge with more teams from Europe, North America and Asia. Stay tuned for developments in 2017."
What is The CFO?
The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an international, annual multi-round business management and leadership-focused case study competition organised by The CharterQuest Institute. It challenges university students around the world to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex finance, operational and strategic problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets.
The objective is to prepare the next generation of CFOs & Global Business Leaders by advocating a deeper incorporation of the Integrated Case Method into the curriculum; highlight the centrality of entrepreneurial and business acumen, teamwork, analytical, creative as well as strategic
thinking in honing their applied problem-solving skills in a multinational context.
A National High School version, 'The CFO Junior' has just been launched and will run side-by-side with this globally-acclaimed inter-country university challenge from 2017.