Published on 19/04/2024
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Hein, Hussein and Shristi
Hein, Hussein and Shristi
  • The Universities Business Challenge Global Masters is a team-based business simulation event where participants act as a board of directors
  • The competition offers postgraduate students the opportunity to develop the skills needed for the working world
  • The Grand Final will take place in Southampton on Friday 26 April 2024.

A team of postgraduate students from Aston Business School has secured a spot in the Grand Final of the Universities Business Challenge (UBC) Global Masters competition. 

The competition is a team-based business simulation that provides participants with the opportunity to act as a board of directors who have taken responsibility for improving the performance of a company.

Team 'GJ1' from Aston Business School, comprising Hussein Mohammedali Rangoonwala (MSc International Business), Hein Htut Tin (MSc Investment Analysis) and Shristi Shrestha (MSc Investment Analysis), with the guidance of their staff mentor Adriana Braje demonstrated exceptional performance throughout the competition's qualifying rounds. 

The competition offers postgraduate students a unique opportunity to develop the skills that they will need when moving into the working world and consists of 80 teams, drawn from a wide range of UK and Irish universities.

Adriana Braje, a teaching fellow in marketing at Aston Business School, said:

“I'm feeling really proud as a mentor seeing my students reach the final of the UBC competition. 

“Their dedication and teamwork have been outstanding, and I'm excited to see them shine even brighter in the final round.”

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said: 

“I am pleased to see our students excel on a global platform like the UBC Global Masters competition.

“This accomplishment reinforces our position as a leader in business education and highlights the calibre of talent nurtured at Aston Business School, which is commitment to academic excellence and competitive spirit.

“It reflects our commitment in our Aston 2030 strategy to ensuring our students are ready for work and life.

“I wish the team all the best of luck for the final.”

The Grand Final will take place in Southampton on Friday 26 April 2024.
 

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

For over a century, Aston University’s enduring purpose has been to make our world a better place through education, research and innovation, by enabling our students to succeed in work and life, and by supporting our communities to thrive economically, socially and culturally.

Aston University’s history has been intertwined with the history of Birmingham, a remarkable city that once was the heartland of the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world.

Born out of the First Industrial Revolution, Aston University has a proud and distinct heritage dating back to our formation as the School of Metallurgy in 1875, the first UK College of Technology in 1951, gaining university status by Royal Charter in 1966, and becoming The Guardian University of the Year in 2020.

Building on our outstanding past, we are now defining our place and role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (and beyond) within a rapidly changing world.

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