For the second consecutive year, the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE), Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), organized on April 21, 2017, the “2017 Inter-Universities Finance Competition”, which took place in Issam Fares Conference Hall, NDU main campus. NDU competed against five other teams from leading universities in Lebanon: AUB, LAU, USEK, UA, and AUST.
The competition is an opportunity for business students to compete in a finance-focused tournament. Students learned about teamwork, communication, risk, and the fundamentals of stock markets.
This challenge included 30 questions categorized into ‘easy,’ ‘average,’ and ‘hard.’ Competitors had to answer the questions they selected in each category at the same time.
AUST came out as winners, and the prizes were distributed as follows:
- 1st Position: American University of Science and Technology (US$3,000);
- 2nd Position: Notre Dame University-Louaize (US$2,000); and
- 3rd Position: Lebanese American University (US$1,000).
FBAE Chairperson Dr. Viviane Naimy said, “Beyond the advantages of this competition, which highly motivates students to perform under pressure, encourages teamwork, and coordination, and demonstrates their communication skills, it is practically the first-of-its-kind to gather the leading business schools for one purpose: to celebrate their ultimate mission aimed at instilling in their students all the knowledge and skills necessary to become the leaders of tomorrow for a better Lebanon”.
Congratulations to all the universities that participated, since we consider each one a winner given their effort and contribution.