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Team ROSH Consultant Excelled in CIMA Global Business Challenge Malaysia 2015

Under the mentorship of Shubatra Shanmugaretnam and Rohizan Ahmad from the School of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies (SAFIQS) and the School of Business & Management, a team of APU students made it as one of the finalists at the recently concluded CIMA Global Business Challenge Malaysia 2015. Team ROSH Consultant whose talented, dedicated and ambitious members were Aminath Shafeeq, Baskaran Muniandy, Suha Mahmood and Tan Lim Wei. Their success in the competition was based on their detailed analysis and awesome presentation of a business case study.

The finals of the challenge was held on Monday, 15th June 2015 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) which saw participation of 53 teams from various institutions of higher learning. A total of 3 teams from APU participated in the event. The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an annual effort by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in partnership with Barclays, to develop and nurture young talents around the world and to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow.

The Challenge provided students with great exposure to real-world business and management, as well as provided them with the golden opportunity for them to showcase their talents in business management and to learn to become successful business leaders of the future. Our appreciation as well to all students who participated in the challenge and thumbs up to the mentors for your dedicated effort!

Maybank Go Ahead Challenge 2015

The Maybank Go Ahead Challenge – Campus Level took place this year on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at APU Campus, TPM. The annual challenge is an international case competition that challenges the participants’ intellect, stretches their creative ability and tests their endurance. Several APU students who took part in the challenge last year secured internships and job opportunities with Maybank Malaysia. Mr Gurpardeep Singh, Vice President of Operations, officiated the event with an opening speech.

This year, the campus level challenge saw participation of 85 students from APU. Although they were tested both mentally and physically, the students demonstrated high endurance and outstanding teamwork as they ran around the APU Main Campus building to complete various challenges, such as playing a futsal game in sumo suits and painting a masterpiece and then selling it to the assessors within a given timeframe. Assessors for the painting challenge were Mr Vijay Reddy, APU and Ms. Sophia , Head of Talent Branding, Maybank.


After a competitive day, 17 students from APU were selected to enter the National Level Maybank Go Ahead Challenge, which will be held on Wednesday, 5 August, at Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur. Winners at the National level will eventually enter the Grand Finals, in which they stand a chance to win attractive cash prizes, all-expenses-paid overseas internship opportunities with Maybank, as well as be a part of the Maybank family through the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme. The apprentice programme offers interns a holistic learning experience with customised on-the-job rotations; international assignments and face-to-face development interventions through a dedicated coach and mentor.

All the best to the 17 students who entered the national level; hopefully they will succeed in the upcoming challenges and bring pride to themselves and APU. 

APU Students Won 3rd Place in Bank Negara Museum Art Gallery "Doodle Competition"

We are pleased to share that two Level 3 Multimedia students, Aseih Hossienioun and Ayesha Jamal, won the 3rd place in the Si Kijang Doodle Video Competition. The contest was organized by the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum Art Gallery, to encourage students to think about effective financial education for children. At the competition, students were required to create Doodle videos that focused on the “Save, Spend and Share” concept proposed by Bank Negara.

These dedicated students who were mentored by Ms. Gayatri attended the prize giving ceremony, which was held on Thursday, 11 June 2015 at the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum Art Gallery. The students walked away with a RM500 cash prize.

Congratulations and thumbs up to the students who brought APU to shine at this competition! For more information, please visit: