HSBC/ HKU Business Case Competition 2021 Hong Kong - Online Edition

Participating in the Competition

The nine Universities in Hong Kong (excl. HKU) will be formally invited to participate in the Competition. Invited universities will select one team of four students to represent their university in the competition.

Competition Dates

The competition will take place over two rounds. The first round will take place on Monday 8 March 2021. The best teams will progress to the final round which will be held on 10 March.

Format of Presentations

A case study will be sent to students and students will have six hours to prepare a slide deck and submit this deck to the ACRC as per the Schedule provided elsewhere on this page.

The presentation slides should be handwritten on white A4 paper, scanned or photographed and inserted into a ppt or pdf file. ACRC will provide a title slide template that has to be be inserted at the start of the deck.

Presentation sessions

The presentations will last 20 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. The students will be presenting the earlier submitted slide deck live using ZOOM.


The judging panel will consist of senior executives from HSBC and other companies. Typically there are three judges on each panel.

Judges feedback sessions

Each team will have a five minutes feedback session with the judges roughly 10 minutes after completing their presentation.

Judges scoring

Judges will score the teams using the competition scoring sheet, a template of which will be shared with each participating university. Universities will receive a copy of the completed scoring sheets for their team, some days after the competition.

Attending the presentations

Coaches can watch the first round presentations of their team and all other teams in their division live. Students cannot attend the first round presentations

Coaches and students from teams who have not made it to the final round, or students that have already presented in the final round, can watch the final round presentations live.

All presentations will be recorded and shared on the HKU ACRC website and Youtube channel.

Access to ZOOM

ACRC will provide the Zoom video conferencing and presentation software hosting license to teams who do not have access to it through their University.

Competition Schedule

4 March, 16:00 – Deadline for HK Online Competition Registration
Online registration – teams will register online using an online form.

5 March, 11am Q&A Order Draw
The Q&A order will be determined by a draw. Anyone can join the Zoom meeting to witness the live lots drawing.

6, 7, 8 & 9 March – Presentation Preparation and Submission
As part of the online registration process, teams have to choose six hours preparation time slots. Case preparation will have to take place between
9am on Saturday 6 March to 9pm Sunday 7 March for Round 1
4pm on Monday 8 March to 9pm Tuesday 9 March for Round 2

The case will be sent to the teams to designated email accounts 15 minutes before the start of the team’s selected time slot. The team will have 6 hours to analyze the case, prepare and submit the slides by uploading them via to The cut off time (a deadline for submission) is the time of the wetransfer notification when it arrives at the ACRC email account.

* It is essential that the presentations are uploaded before the deadline.

ACRC will confirm individually with each team that they have received the case at the time the team had specified upon registration.

8 March
Round 1
Results announcements of Round 1

10 March
Round 2
Results announcement of Round 2


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