British University in Dubai hosts 3rd Inter Collegiate Business Quiz Competition
The British University in Dubai hosted its third Inter Collegiate Business Competition at its campus on April 10th, 2014 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. This competition coincides with Dubai’s prestigious GETEX exhibition showcasing the best of local higher education as exemplified by The British University in Dubai.
The competition created a fun-filled atmosphere for learning and acquiring knowledge for University students, keeping participants up to date with the latest news and developments in the areas of Business, Economics, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Technology, Business History, and the UAE Economy.
Dubai International Academic City acted as a support sponsor for the third year running joined by Akhtaboot as the on-line recruitment partner, and Young Vision Magazine as Media partner.
Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Head of Finance and Banking Programme at BUiD and the Quiz Master said: “I’m pleased to see such enthusiasm and energy among the students as this kind of competition creates a unique opportunity for them to test their knowledge and interact with their peers from other universities.”
It is worth noting that 12 teams from different Universities in the UAE participated in the preliminary rounds. Four finalist teams qualified to the final round which challenged the teams’ knowledge, and stimulated a competitive spirit among all who participated.
The prizes for the winners were an iPad for the champions, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for the second and third place. The event was a great success and the audience was entertained and excited by the competition’s many interesting rounds in which all engaged as they also had the chance to test their knowledge with one lucky winner receiving Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
This competition coincided with BUiD’s participation in GETEX at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. GETEX offers a fitting venue for the university to promote its unique, research- based postgraduate programmes. BUiD as Dubai leading local postgraduate research university is committed to Masters and Doctorate Degrees which provide the higher education sector with quality graduates and provide the job market in the UAE with highly skilled professionals. BUiD is proud of the fact that 35% of its students are Emiratis.
Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD Vice Chancellor, commented: “We are witnessing a steady progress and growth at BUiD year after year, with the addition of new programmes and the increase in the student enrollment. A high percentage of our Emiratis graduates rapidly become leaders in their respective fields. We are really proud to be part of this education process and career development for many young Emirati students.”
Martin Prince BUiD Registrar added: “A BUiD award reflects a rigorous academic mindset, with an understanding of scientific method and professional application of cutting edge knowledge.”
The British University in Dubai offers a wide range of relevant programmes, which is a testimony to its strong reputation which it has fostered as a local, not for profit higher education institution. The University organizes knowledge sharing events such as the Biz Quiz as part of its mission of spreading knowledge and education, and stimulating professional and intellectual interaction.