Durham students' success
(4 March 2010)
Following success at the national stage of the KPMG International Business Case Competition last month, four Durham Business School students earned their place at the competition’s prestigious international final in Athens.
Durham representatives: Michael Shaw (Law), Catherine Xi Xu (Business Finance), Vivien Tse (Accounting and Finance), and recent Financial Management graduate Nouran Ezzat, beat stiff competition from teams from Nottingham, Imperial and Queen Margaret Universities.
The competition, which attracted 46 team entries, is run by international accounting firm KPMG. It is aimed at university students across any discipline. Each team of four take on a case study based on a real-life business problem, they have three hours in which to identify the key business issues before presenting their recommendations to a panel of Partners from KPMG.
The final in Athens takes place in April, when the Durham team will be up against teams from a host of countries including: Canada, USA, Sweden, Russia, Germany and Singapore.