CUHK Business School Students Triumph in ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2023

Congratulations to the two teams of undergraduate students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School for their remarkable achievements among more than 250 participants in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Business Competition, which was held on 2 December 2023.

Themed “Be You. Be part of Future Unicorn”, this year’s ACCA Business Competition provided the opportunity for participants to contribute visionary ideas to empower the growth of three real-life start-ups in sustainable practices from Cyberport Hong Kong, namely Filix Medtech, MakeOmnia and R2C2.

“B.A.M.”, a team of three students from CUHK’s Integrated BBA Programme (IBBA), clinched the Grand Champion and the Outstanding Team awards at MakeOmnia’s track. With the aim of expanding the 3D printing business of MakeOmnia into to the B2B sector, the team devised an array of innovative ideas, including a comprehensive brand campaign, new product launch, and strategic partnership with schools in Hong Kong and Australia. Notably, they emphasised boosting gender equity within the STEM industry.

From left: Mr Brian Li (Director, Digital and Customer Proposition, HSBC), Anora Abduvalieva, Brandon Htet, Miang Phimbun Phanphruk, Ms Peggy Yuen (Chief Executive Officer of MakeOmnia), Ms Christina So (Head of ACCA Hong Kong and GBA (Greater Bay Area) Lead, ACCA Hong Kong) and Mr Billy Chung (Senior Manager – Partnership Development, Cyberport Hong Kong)

Another CUHK team, “CatalystX”, comprised of four students from Professional Accountancy Programme (PACC), was bestowed with the Merit Award for their proposal of a new subscription business model which targets the security and hospitality industry for the robotic start-up R2C2.

From left: Ms Catherine Yu (General Manager Finance, Business Incubation, New World Development Limited), Kelly Ngan, Sharon Chan, Emily Cheung, Janice Tsui, Dr Edmund Wong (Co-director of PACC programme)

Award list:

Grand Champion and Outstanding Team (MakeOmnia)

Team name: B.A.M.

  • Anora Abduvalieva (IBBA, Year 3)
  • Brandon Htet (IBBA, Year 3)
  • Miang Phimbun Phanphruk (IBBA, Year 3)

Best Presenter

  • Anora Abduvalieva (IBBA, Year 3)

Merit Award

Team name: CatalystX

  • Sharon Chan Sin-wan (PACC, Year 1)
  • Emily Cheung Wing-ching (PACC, Year 1)
  • Kelly Ngan Tsz-yan (PACC, Year 1)
  • Janice Tsui Ka-wing (PACC, Year 1)

Organised by ACCA, the annual Hong Kong Business Competition equips accounting and business students with the accounting, business analysis and communication skills demanded by employers.