Posted on March 27, 2017

The third annual Al Ruwad Business Case Competition was hosted by the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) with the continued support of sponsor, Doha Bank.

Al Ruwad, which ran from March 24 - 26, is the only business case competition open all GCC post-secondary students, making it the premier inter-collegial business preparation activity in the region.

This year 44 students, comprising 10 teams, competed in the competition, which tests the students’ ability to evaluate a number of cases focusing on any one aspect of business from marketing, finance or human resources. The format challenges teams to compete against each other in three rounds of case analysis. The four teams with the highest scores compete in the final round to vie for the top prize. Doha Bank provided prizes of 30,000 QR for the first place team, 20,000 QR for the second place and 10,000 QR for third place. Two teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar took first and third place, while a team from College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University took the second place prize for the second year in a row.

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“We are thrilled that Doha Bank has sponsored the Al Ruwad Business Case Competition for the third consecutive year. Through their support CNA-Q is able to host the premier business case competition in the GCC, allowing students from across the region to compete in solving practical business scenarios,” Mr. David King, Dean of the School of Business Studies at CNA-Q. “This event is about developing opportunities for students to gain a greater understanding of the business world and help them develop into strong leaders who will steer the region’s economy in the years to come.”

Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, said, “Sponsoring the Al Ruwad Business Case Competition is a matter of great pride for Doha Bank, as we are always keen on supporting outstanding initiatives that help the region’s top academic talent advance their professional growth through practical, applied learning. Our sponsorship also reaffirms our long-standing partnership with the leading educational entity, CNA-Q, which is actively contributing to the future development of communities driven by knowledge and insight.”