Postgraduate students from the University of Aberdeen's Business School last weekend took part in the London PRMIA Risk Management Challenge 2017 (held by Professional Risk Managers' International Association), making it all the way to the semi-finals.
Brian Christiantoro, an MBA Energy Management student, along with David Ririmasse MSc Petroleum Energy, Economics and Finance, Ira Destiana MBA Energy Management and Rheza Ryan Wiratma MSc Petroleum Energy, Economics and Finance, journeyed to London to compete against teams from London, Italy and Frankfurt.
The PRMIA Risk Management Challenge (PRMC), encourages undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to use critical and creative thinking skills to solve realistic business problems with a risk management focus. This year, two case studies were selected to simulate up-to-date and real-life risk management challenges in order to offer participants practical experiences in financial services and management consulting.
The University of Aberdeen Business School offers its students real world experiences through its strong links to industry on a global scale. Brian said: “It was a great experience being one of semi-finalists in the PRMC London Regional round and competing against other reputable European universities. This competition helped us to use and relate our skills and knowledge to a case study. Through this event, we have benefited from good networking with the judges and other students from other Universities that I believe presents great opportunities for our future careers. The University of Aberdeen Business School has equipped us not only with the theory but also a skill set of research, critical thinking and innovation to answer real-world challenges”.
Author: Lynn Dixon