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hkicpa bcc 2019

HKICPA Business Case Competition 2019


The HKICPA Business Case Competition is an inter-tertiary event aims at developing university students business skills, cultivating their professional judgment and preparing themselves for the business environment. In the past 17 years, the competition has grown to a triumphant event drawing teams with diverse business backgrounds from Hong Kong and Mainland (incl. Macau) regions. It has carved a niche among tertiary institutions and has received accolades and support from eminent professionals and academics across the profession.


Four great reasons to join

  1. Attractive cash prizes and QP fee waivers

    Winning teams can get cash prizes and waivers of QP first registration and subscription fees.

  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 their region.

  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.

  4. Free luncheon with CPAs and business leaders
    Participants can interact with CPAs and business leaders during the luncheon on 1 December 2019.


Eligibility for entry

  • QP Affiliate Club members who are studying undergraduate programmes in any discipline at tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and Mainland (incl. Macau) regions are welcome to join the competition.
  • Non-QP Affiliate Club members are also welcome. Participants will automatically become a member of the QP Affiliate Club for free by completing the online registration of the competition.
  • Admission to the competition is on team basis of three to four members from the same university.



There will be three rounds of competition:

1st round Each participating team is required to submit a 15-page case analysis written report in English, including an executive summary of not more than 5 pages.
2nd round 60 teams 【30 each from HK and Mainland (incl. Macau) regions teams】will be shortlisted for 2nd round review.
Oral presentation 12 merit teams 【6 each from HK and Mainland (incl. Macau) regions teams】will be shortlisted to give a short oral English presentation based on their analytical reports.



17 May 2019 Full case question available on Institute‘’s website and start registration
12 July 2019 Webcasted seminars available on Institute’s website
4 October 2019 Online registration deadline
9 October 2019 (before 12:00 noon) Submission of 15-page written report
4 November 2019 Announcement of 12 finalist teamsT
1 December 2019 Oral presentation day and luncheon with CPAs

T Each member of the shortlisted teams will receive email notification.











One each for Hong Kong and Mainland 
(incl. Macau)



Best performance team HKD$2,000 cash prize, plaque and certificate
Best written report HKD$2,000 cash prize, plaque and certificate
 Best presenter HKD$2,000 cash prize, plaque and certificate
Champion  HKD$10,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate,
with a total of HKD$13,600 
 1st runner up

HKD$6,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate,

with a total of HKD$9,600

 2nd runner up HKD$4,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver*, trophy, medal and certificate,
with a total of HKD$7,600
Merit teams (3 awards) HKD$2,000 cash prize, QP fees waiver**, medal and certificate,
with a total of HKD$3,800
Internship placement   Each member of the 6 finalist teams
* Fee waiver of $450 QP first registration fee and HK$450 QP first subscription fee are awarded to each member of the champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up teams.

** Fee waiver of HK$450 QP first registration fee is awarded to each member of the merit teams.


Webcast seminar

Topic Speaker Videos link
Overview of luxury hotel industry

Mr. Jeremy Brook

Director of Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Hong Kong










Webcast seminar

7 steps of problem solving

Mr. Jackey Yu

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mr. Spencer Liu
Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Ethics in business Ms. Anna Lam
Deputy Executive Director, 
Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, 
Independent Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong
 Business report writing skills  Ms. Jenna- Wade Dunn
Service Manager, Wall Street English


Useful Resources

Case question Submission guidelines for written report
HKICPA cover sheet template for written report submission Reviewers' comments on teams' written reports in 2018
Smart tips from winning teams in 2018  Reference for best written report in 2018
 Highlight of oral presentation day in 2018  Presentation of winning team in 2018
 Reviewers list  


Important notes

  • 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.
  • Winners are required to sign an undertaking to accept and complete the internship programme at the organization assigned to him/her by the Institute.
  • Prizes are not transferable and the fee waiver cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • When submitting the written report, students must ensure no information on the written report is copied from others. Also, they must ensure they are the only owner of their original work and have a copyright for that.
  • All entries must be received by the closing date specified above.
  • All students who submitted the written report and are selected for the finale are required to attend the oral presentation day 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.


Terms and conditions of the sponsorship for the transportation and accommodation for the 6 finalist teams

Applicable for the teams of Mainland (incl. Macau) regions only

  • The maximum sponsorship for each team covers a maximum of 4 students and 1 team teacher.
  • The maximum sponsorship fee per team is RMB 5,000 or the actual expenditure on cross-border transportation and accommodation in Hong Kong, whichever is lower.
  • Sponsorship does not cover local transportation in home city and in Hong Kong, and accommodation outside Hong Kong.
  • Students must present the original invoice for sponsorship application.
  • Students must courier the original invoice together with the payee‘s relevant bank details including bank name, bank account number, bank identification code (Swift code) and payee’s name to the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants on or before 31 December 2019. Address: Room 1507, 15F, Zhongkun Plaza, No.59 Gaoliangqiaoxiejie, No.1 yard, Haidian District, Beijing. (Post Code: 100044). Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Students must apply for travel insurance and the Exit / Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Mainland / Macau on their own before departure.
  • The Institute reserves the right to make final decisions on the competition rules, sponsorship terms and conditions at any time. 


If you want to know more about sponsor,  please click here.



Hong Kong: Please call (852) 2287 7463 / 2287 7228  or email to
Mainland & Macau: Please call (86)   010-5650 0551 or email to


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