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HKICPA Business Case Competition


For over 20 years, the HKICPA Business Case Competition has welcomed tertiary students with diverse educational backgrounds from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to compete for attractive cash prizes and internship opportunities. The competition connects students to test their academic competencies and business knowhow to solve real-life challenges and exercise their skillsets while simultaneously cultivating their professional judgement and enhance their global perspectives.


In 2022, the competition received tremendous support with around 1,700 students and 423 business proposals from approximately 70 institutions. We have built a platform for students to gain new inspiration and expand their toolboxes. Students participated were all provided with valuable life-time experiences. 


This year, the competition's business case study focuses on the Digital Entertainment Industry. Finalist teams from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau will have their final round of competition respectively on 25 November in Hong Kong and 2 December in Guangzhou.


To help you understand the case and learn how to showcase your innovative ideas, we have invited professionals to introduce the case questions, and share their insights and advice on business ethics and developing winning proposals. Please click on the following topics to view their recordings from the webinar held on 14 September 2023.


Schedule Topic Speaker

14 September 2023 (Thursday)


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Format: Online via Zoom

Introduce case question Mr. Paul She
Chairman, Qualification and Examinations Board, HKICPA
Audit Partner, Mazars CPA Limited
Ethics in business Ms. Yvonne Chan
Deputy Executive Director,
Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre,
Independent Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong 

How to develop a winning business proposal?

(Video Sharing)

Ms. Jenna Dunn
Wall Street English Hong Kong

  1. Win amazing prizes and QP fee waivers

    Winning teams can get attractive cash prizes, waivers of QP application fee and student annual fee.

  2. Gain internship opportunities and give your CV the ultimate boost

    Finalist teams will get internship awards to gain valuable work experience from leading organizations in Hong Kong.

  3. Get real world experience

    Participating teams can learn how to apply technical knowledge into practical business context by exposing to the QP case question.





  • Sub-degree or undergraduate students from any discipline at tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
  • Both QP Affiliate Club members and non-QP Affiliate Club members are also welcome. Non-members will automatically become a member of the QP Affiliate Club for free upon competition registration.
  • Each team must consist of three to four members from the same tertiary institution.

There will be three rounds of competition:

First round



Each team is required to submit a 15-page business proposal in English, including an executive summary of not more than 3 pages.


Second round


60 teams (30 each from HK sub-degree and undergraduate group) will be shortlisted for the second round review.


Final round - Oral presentation



12 finalist teams (6 each from HK sub-degree and undergraduate teams) will be shortlisted to give an oral presentation based on their written proposals.

Date Details
14 September 2023
Technical webinar on "Game On" 
11 October 2023 Online registration deadline
15 October 2023 (before 23:59) Submission of 15-page written proposal
15 November 2023

Announcement of finalist teams

25 November 2023 Final round - Oral presentation

T Shortlisted teams will receive email notification.


Winners from each team of the Hong Kong sub-degree and undergraduate groups will receive:

Rank Awards
Champion HK$10,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate
First runner-up HK$6,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate
Second runner-up  HK$4,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate
Best written proposal HK$2,000 cash prize, plaque and certificate 
Best presenter HK$2,000 cash prize, plaque and certificate
Merit teams (3 awards) HK$2,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, medal and certificate
Six finalist teams
(HK undergraduate group)
Internship placement#

* Fee waiver of QP application fee and student annual fee are awarded to each member of the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up teams; while fee waiver of QP application fee is awarded to each member of the merit teams. (Please click here to view the Fee Schedule for reference)

# Final internship placement offer is subject to decisions of internship sponsors.


List of Academic Advisory Panel and Reviewers 2023


Submission guidelines 2023 for HK written proposal
Case question 2023 (HK Sub-degree) Case question 2023 (HK Undergraduate)
Cover sheet template for written proposal submission 2023 (HK Sub-degree) Cover sheet template for written proposal submission 2023 (HK Undergraduate)
Best written proposal in 2022 (HK Sub-degree) Best written proposal in 2022 (HK Undergraduate)
Finalist teams' presentation in 2022 (HK Sub-degree) Finalist teams' presentation in 2022 (HK Undergraduate)
Smart tips from winning team in 2022 (HK)
  • By registering for the competition, the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs is authorized to transfer students' personal information to the internship sponsors for internship arrangement.
  • Each winner for internship placement is required to sign an undertaking to accept and complete the internship programme at the organizations which offers him/her the internship placement offer.
  • Prizes are not transferable and the fee waiver cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • When submitting the written proposal, students must ensure their contribution are original and do not infringe upon the copyright. Also, they are the only owner/ co-owner of their original work and have a copyright for that.
  • All entries must be received by the closing date specified above.
  • All students of the finalist teams are required to attend the oral presentation in person.
  • By registering for the competition, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules of the competition.
  • All the finalists and winners must consent to the use of his/her name, photograph, presentation materials and video for publicity purposes.
  • The Institute reserves the right to decide on the terms, final results of the competition and to amend the competition rules at any time.




For HK teams: Please call (852) 2287 7012 / 2287 7236  or email to


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