BBICC 2017 RELEASE
Belgrade Business International Case Competition – BBICC 2017 has officially opened!
On Thursday, 4th of April 2017 at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FOS) in Belgrade was officially opened global business case study competition, Belgrade Business International Case Competition (BBICC) which gathers 16 teams from prestigious universities and business schools.
The opening ceremony of the competition was attended by the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mladen Šarčević, Deputy Minister of Development and Higher Education, prof. Dr Vesna Mandić, Vice-Rector of the University of Belgrade, prof. Dr Ivanka Popovic, Zeljko Sertić, director of the Development Agency of Serbia, Director of the Department for Education in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Mirjana Kovačević and special advisors of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Danilo Cicmil, Bjelogrlić Nenad and Aleksandra Smiljanić Vujović.
Founder and Managing Director of competition, prof. Dr Vesna Damnjanović and President of competition Ms. Andrea Moskovljević welcomed the participants and thanked all of those who have recognized the importance of BBICC competition that supports the development of the ideas of the most talented students.
Teams from 16 top world universities will be faced with two real business challenges and they will present their solutions in front of professional and eminent jury members. Final presentations will be held on Saturday, 8th of April 2017 and anyone interested in following the presentations will be able to watch a livestream on the official website bbicc.org
Winners of the fifth Belgrade Business International Case Competition had been announced!
On Saturday, 8th of April 2017, Belgrade Business International Case Competition 2017 has officially ended.
In total, 64 students from 16 universities from the USA, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Serbia have been solving two case studies as a part of fifth Belgrade Business International Case Competition (BBICC). BBICC was organized by the Center for Business Case Studies of the Faculty of organizational sciences (FOS) and student organization Case Study Club in the period between 3rd and 8th of April.
First case study was provided by the leading gaming company – Nordeus, and students had 5 hours to solve it. Second case study was provided by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and students were asked to brand Serbia as the next business and tourist destination, for which they had 24 hours. Teams had the opportunity to present their solutions to the respected and eminent jury, consisting of the representatives from the Government of the Republic of Serbia, top managers, consultants of the leading companies from Serbia and alumni members of the student organization Case Study Club.
“I am certain that you have shown how good you understand business and how much you will contribute to the countries where you will work. Knowledge that students from other countries and from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences have shown is very precious for the development of the economy of Serbia that is in great expand” said Mladen Šarčević, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, said that it was her great pleasure that the Government of the Republic of Serbia has supported fifth annual international competition in business case study solving BBICC 2017. She has also announced the winners of the competition on the official closing ceremony.
Winner of the BBICC 2017 is Nanyang Technological University from Singapore. Second placed is Thammasat University from Thailand, while third place belongs to the National University of Singapore.