The “Vita” team, maked up of 3 students coming from China, emerged as winners of the final round of ‘Ace Manager – The Sixth Set’, the sixth annual international online business game for students run by BNP Paribas. The final saw five teams, which had come out on top in the first phase, taking place online between 17 April and 7 May, go head-to-head for the title.
During the initial phase, competing teams of three students were asked to test their ability to perform a variety of banking-related jobs based on a number of financial case studies linked to the BNP Paribas Group’s three core business areas: Retail Banking, Asset Management and Corporate & Investment Banking. The teams were set the task of finding the best solution to assist clients looking to develop their business. The finals took place in parallel at the premises of BNP Paribas Shanghai, Beijing and Madrid. Ramiro Mato, Country Manager for Spain and Laurent Couraudon, Manager for China, were in attendance to congratulate the top teams in this international competition. During the day, the five finalist teams were asked to complete a final task in front of a jury composed of subject specialists and management of the BNP Paribas Group.
The final was run in two separate phases. During the first part of the day, the contestants worked on a financial case study impinging on the Group’s three core business areas. In the afternoon they were called upon to ‘reinvent’ the customer relationship and come up with innovative products and services.
1. Vita, a team composed of three students from China, undertaking studies at Peking University and University of Chicago.
2. Adjusted, a team composed of three students from Italy, Germany and France, undertaking studies at IE Business School.
3. Wahoo, a team composed of two students from China and one student from Italy, undertaking studies at University of Virginia, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
4. Glory36, a team composed of three students from China, undertaking studies at Peking University.
5. DongFeng, a team composed of two students from China and one student from Slovakia, undertaking studies at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Each of the finalists was awarded a prize. The top three teams received €6,000 plus a trip to Paris, €3,000, and €1,500 respectively. All final contestants will also receive tickets for tennis events. In addition, for the second consecutive year, BNP Paribas offered all the finalists the choice of a broad range of international internships to work in one or more of the Group’s three core business areas.