NUS Business School and Bank of China Singapore Branch sign agreement to advance Fintech innovation through the BOC-NUS Case Competition

The case competition celebrates 10th anniversary with record sponsorship; National competition to include all six autonomous universities in Singapore for the first time

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and Bank of China Singapore Branch signed an agreement that will allow students to advance innovations in the Fintech ecosystem.

The signing ceremony took place at the FutureChina Global Forum and Singapore Regional Business Forum 2018, with Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education witnessing the event. The agreement will see Bank of China sponsoring the 10th NUS Case Competition (NUS Case). The alliance will seek to bring the discussion about e-payments in the context of a Smart Nation to the youth. 

“Fintech is flourishing in Asia and China is one of the established leaders in Fintech Innovation,” said Mr Qiu Zhikun, General Manager of Bank of China Singapore Branch, Country Head. “Bank of China is excited in partnering with NUS Business School to be intrigued and inspired by our future innovators.  Through this partnership with Asia’s top university, we hope to use technology to create products that enhance customer experience, while supporting Singapore’s vision for a Smart Nation.”

The BOC-NUS Case Competition

Established in 2009 with the intention to grow and groom the next generation of business leaders, NUS Case is the longest-running, student-led, undergraduate business case competition in Singapore that includes national and international segments.

For the first time this year, the national segment will be open to all six autonomous universities in Singapore. For the international segments, 20 schools from 12 countries and regions will be participating, including Copenhagen Business School, Maastricht University, Peking University and University of California, Berkeley. 

It is also the first time the competition will feature a hackathon segment where the outcomes of the earlier case competition will be used to develop a separate case.  Undergraduates from Singapore will then go through a 48-hour hackathon to help BOC gather ideas for application architecture and design flow.

Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor at NUS Business School said, “The confluence of technological disruption, high penetration of smart phones and the booming e-commerce industry has transformed the way business is done. This year’s Fintech theme could not be more relevant.”

“We are proud to celebrate the NUS Case Competition’s tenth anniversary and are most grateful for the generous support of Bank of China. Run by students for students, the competition has become an established annual event in the national and international case competition circuit; we have every reason to be proud of our students’ achievements,” Prof Yeung added.

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