Lecture \'1\' at Hult IBS


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Lecture \'1\' at Hult IBS

  1. 1. Student Clubs<br />Banking & Finance Club<br />Property of Hult Banking & Finance Club 2010<br />
  2. 2. About Me..<br /><ul><li>Hult MBA 2010 Batch.
  3. 3. Financial External Auditor with experience with two of the Big Four Firms.
  4. 4. Currently employed with PwC- Dubai.
  5. 5. MBA Awards:</li></ul>- Hult Mentor Award<br />- BOD Student Representative<br />- Hult Peer Honor Award<br />Worked with a wide range of clients:<br /><ul><li>General Electric
  6. 6. Sun Micro Systems
  7. 7. Aramex
  8. 8. Booz Allen Hamilton
  9. 9. Atlas Copco
  10. 10. Electronic Data Systems
  11. 11. Denton Wilde Sapte</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br /><ul><li>Overview of the Club
  12. 12. Vision & Mission
  13. 13. Organizational Chart
  14. 14. Members
  15. 15. Club Activities
  16. 16. Executive Speaker Series
  17. 17. Workshops (Investment Contest)
  18. 18. Research Project
  19. 19. Global Case Challenge
  20. 20. Job Fair
  21. 21. Key Takeaways
  22. 22. Moving Forward</li></li></ul><li>Overview of the Club- Vision & Mission<br />Vision:<br />“The main aim of the club is to decrease the gap between academic studies and professional life”<br />Mission Statement:<br />“Facilitating student interaction with local and international businesses through speaker sessions, field visits, research projects and building business and social networks where members can meet professionals in the industry and represent Hult”<br />
  23. 23. Overview of the Club- Organizational Chart<br />
  24. 24. Overview of the Club- Members<br />Hult Banking & Finance Club had more than 20 active members from a total of 56 Hult student body.<br />Members` Quick Facts:<br /><ul><li>More than 20 members who spoke 13 different languages.
  25. 25. Members belonged to 14 different countries.
  26. 26. Ages ranged between 23 and 45.</li></li></ul><li>Club Activities- Executive Speaker Series<br />“Securing high-level executives for speaker series at Hult IBS”<br />“Islamic Banking As A Solution To The Current Credit Crisis”<br />"Crisis; <br />What Crisis?!"<br />Mr. Robert Garden<br />Dr. Omar Fisher<br />Strategic Advisor to the Chairman<br />Managing Director, Middle East<br />
  27. 27. Club Activities- Executive Speaker Series (Continued)<br />"Managing Businesses In An Economic Downturn"<br />“Corporate Governance and Doing Business in the UAE"<br />Ms. Claire Duce<br />Ms. Sharon Ditchburn<br />Assurance Partner<br />Managing Partner<br />“Global Banking Industry”<br />Mr. Declan Hegarty<br />Managing Director and Head of Business<br />
  28. 28. Club Activities-Workshops (Investment Contest)<br />The contestallows investors to improve their skills through collaboration, competition and aggregated wisdom.<br />A total of 65 Hult students were competing in this workshop. Dubai participants totaled 13 students and we reserved a seat in the top 10 performers every week.<br />
  29. 29. Finance Research Project- Banking Industry<br />Banking Industry In UAE<br />Taxes & Investments<br />Financial Crisis<br />Islamic Finance<br />Transparency<br />Regulations<br />
  30. 30. Finance Research Project- Who did we meet?<br />
  31. 31. Global Case Challenge<br />Dubai 2010<br />
  32. 32. laptop.org<br />About the Contest<br /><ul><li>The Global Case Competition is an initiative taken by Hult Consulting Club in Boston.
  33. 33. A global case where over 300 of the world’s best and brightest young MBAs competed to develop innovative and effective strategies for leveraging leading-edge technologies to educate and empower the world’s poorest children.
  34. 34. The project is a consulting project for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), the world largest non-for-profit organization which is aimed at providing low-cost, low-power laptop for every child in the world.</li></li></ul><li>laptop.org<br />Sponsors & Partners- Globally<br />
  35. 35. laptop.org<br />Panel of Judges<br />Mr. David John Brennan<br />Mr. Suhail Bin Tarraf<br />Mr. Ravi Kumar<br /> Dubai World <br />Emirates NBD Bank.<br />Etisalat Academy.<br />Dr. Giulia D'Amico<br />Head of Development, OLPC<br />Mr. Kaj-Erik Relander, Emirates Investment Authority.<br />
  36. 36. laptop.org<br />Panel of Judges- Continued<br />Mr. HasanMakansiTECOM Investments.<br />Mr. Russell Sy<br />TECOM Investments.<br />Dr. TahirAkhtar<br />IXL Centre in Dubai.<br />Dr. John KerrickProfessor of Business Strategy.<br />
  37. 37. laptop.org<br />Media & Participation<br /><ul><li> Marketing & Media support from DIAC.
  38. 38. More than 9 media companies attended the event, including: Gulf news, Shabab 20, Akhbar Al-Arab, Channel MiddleEast Magazine, and more.
  39. 39. The event had more than 100 attendees.</li></li></ul><li>laptop.org<br />Competing Teams (UAE)<br />Team CUD <br />(Canadian University)<br />Team BANNAZ <br />(El Banna Family)<br />Team Prestonian (Preston University)<br />Team Hult Catalysts (Hult IBS)<br />Team Hult United (Hult IBS)<br />Team PUMBA (University of Pune)<br />
  40. 40. laptop.org<br />Competing Teams (UAE)- Continued<br />Team Futurists (Strathclyde University)<br />Team SPJAINIOUS (S.P. Jain)<br />Team Dana Burj (Zayed University)<br />Team Szabistians (SZABIST)<br />Team HOPE (Strathclyde University)<br />
  41. 41. laptop.org<br />
  42. 42. laptop.org<br />Facts- Globally<br /><ul><li> Great exposure for the Hult Brand with two ALP companies.
  43. 43. 1ST Global case competition held in 4 locations.
  44. 44. More than 14,000 web hits from more than 112 countries.
  45. 45. 1stcase published by Hult.
  46. 46. About 325 participants, globally.
  47. 47. 33 of the top 100 MBA schools participated.
  48. 48. More than 2,000 Man Hoursof consulting to OLPC.</li></li></ul><li>Club Activities- Job Fair<br />In Co-operation with <br /><ul><li>The first “Job Fair” organized by the Banking & Finance Club in cooperation with Reed Global, one of the world’s largest recruitment firms.
  49. 49. The event is for Finance and H.R students / professionals who are seeking jobs in the UAE.</li></li></ul><li>Banking & Finance Club- Key Takeaways<br /><ul><li>Treat the club as your own company and start building cornerstones to make it a successful one.
  50. 50. Spend sufficient time in the planning stage (Constitution, staff allocation, target list of companies, projects, timelines, etc).
  51. 51. When creating your BOD, make sure to assign clear responsibilities.
  52. 52. Leverage business and social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc).
  53. 53. Leverage on people`s skills (Language, age, background, etc).</li></li></ul><li>Banking & Finance Club- Key Takeaways<br /><ul><li>Be ready for a lot of challenges ahead (Time management, commitment, administration support, building trust 15% - 60%, managing diversified teams).
  54. 54. Be professional in communicating and networking with high-level executives. Use a mentor!
  55. 55. Be open‐minded and accept criticism.
  56. 56. Never expect a return for your efforts.</li></li></ul><li>Banking & Finance Club- Moving Forward<br />Future Activities<br /><ul><li>Research Project.
  57. 57. Executive Speaker Series.
  58. 58. Field Visits.</li></ul>Mentoring Program<br /><ul><li>Finance Path.
  59. 59. Internships.
  60. 60. Club Guidance.
  61. 61. Partnerships with Corporate Clients.</li></li></ul><li>