Vietnam students to compete in business contest in South Africa

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Four students from RMIT International University Vietnam in Hanoi will represent Vietnam at the international stage of the Global Business Challenge level after winning at the contest's national round, held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 18.

All commerce majors, the Alpha team of Doan Tuan Vu, Quyen Ngoc Khanh, Nguyen Hoai Anh and Nguyen Thu An beat out 59 teams from different colleges nationwide, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

For winning, the four students received a 50 percent scholarship to study a course in management accounting, offered by UK-based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world's largest professional body of managerial accountants.

They will next compete in the final round of the Global Business Challenge, held by CIMA on August 28 and 29 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Team captain Nguyen Thu An said she and her teammates hope the contest in South Africa will not only offer them a chance to meet students from other countries, but help them learn more about the field of accounting and management.

On its website, the CIMA Global Business Challenge is said as an international business competition designed to bring out the best in the young business leaders. It offers an opportunity for students around the world to showcase their talent in business management.

The competition is organized in partnership with Barclays, a British multinational banking and financial services company

It has evolved from eight participating countries and territories in 2009 to 24 ones this year.  

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