IMA's China Case Competition Is a Hit
The final round of IMA's first China student case competition was held at National Accounting College in Beijing on June 14, 2009. The team called Jumper from Central University of Finance and Economics won first place. The teams called Wizard, also from Central University of Finance and Economics, and Sonic Youth from Nankai University took second and third places. Winners will receive their awards at IMA's 4th Annual Global Conference in Shanghai this month.
The competition began April 18, 2009, and lasted for almost two months, attracting nearly 700 students from 18 universities. Seven of the 125 competing teams participated in the finals. Some of the participants will also get the chance to be an intern or to shadow financial leaders at some of the world's top 500 companies, such as McKinsey, BOSCH, Caterpillar, and Unity Group, who were partners of the case competition.
Linda Li, from IMA in China, says: "Nowadays, facing the trend of globalization, enterprises in China are in great need of senior accounting professionals who are familiar with international practice, have an international perspective, and are about to undertake international business. …