Two Henley teams reach the semi-finals of the Universities Business Challenge

09 February 2017

Two Henley teams reach the semi-finals of the Universities Business Challenge image

Congratulations to the two Henley Business School teams that have reached the semi-finals of the Universities Business Challenge which will be held in Bristol on 10th March.

The Universities Business Challenge involved the teams running their own solar panel business and making strategic business decisions every week for six weeks. External factors such as costs and supply where changed each week, to simulate a real business experience. Lucas Cimino (Year 1 Entrepreneurship & Management) said about the challenge,

‘The business challenge has really helped me in my studies, especially my accounting modules.’

All the students agreed that they would definitely recommend this challenge to their peers. Brandon (Year 3 Finance and Investment Banking) said,

‘I would definitely recommend taking part in this competition because it is fun, you learn something and you can put it on your CV.’

Each team met for approximately 2 hours a week to go through last week’s results and to make their business decisions. This involved deciding where in the business to allocate funds to different business activities such as stock, marketing and personnel.

Team 1
• Emani Shah - Accounting and Business 1st Year
• Chaitavi Magia - Accounting and Business 1st Year
• Panayiotis Tavellas - Accounting and Business 1st Year
• Leonhard Sollors - Business and Management 1st Year
• Brandon Rodrigues - Finance and Investment Banking 3rd Year

 

Team 2
• Rustam Ishmukhametov- Accounting and Finance 1st Year
• Ze Yang- Finance and Investment Banking 1st Year
• Seghen Kiflu- Finance and Investment Banking 2nd Year
• Rayane Trabelsi- Finance and Investment Banking 1st Year
• Lucas Cimino- Entrepreneurship and Management 1st Year

Good luck to the teams in the semi-final!