FAQs

Should we prepare something prior to the competition?
There is no particular preparation needed for this challenge. On the day, we will explain how the simulation works and will allow some time for you and your team to practice. Facilitators will be available throughout the day to solve all queries.

Is there an entry or admission fee for this event?
No, this event is free of cost.

Should all team members register?
Yes, it is essential that all team members sign up for the Business Challenge. Registration can be completed on https://uaebusinesschallenge.com/register/

Do I need to be a business student to participate in the Business Challenge?
No, all students from various academic backgrounds are welcome to participate.

Do I need to be an applicant at Heriot Watt University Dubai to participate in the Business Challenge?
No, it is not necessary to be an applicant but all applicants are still welcome to participate.

If I completed year 11, can I participate?
Yes, all students from grades 11-13 are encouraged to participate.

Can I participate without a team?
It is not possible to participate without a team because the business simulation will require a combined effort from multiple members to secure maximum success.

What are the benefits of participating?
Participating in this business challenge revolves around interacting in a unique multiplayer business simulation, allowing participants to make important business decisions in a risk free environment and get immediate feedback. Winners of the Business challenge have the opportunity to earn up to 50% in Heriot Watt Scholarships

What are the prizes?
All members of the team placed first get a 50% scholarship to study at Heriot Watt University Dubai, followed by 40% for the team placed second and 30% for the team placed third. An additional prize for the best “marketing campaign” will be awarded by our sponsor, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading professional body for marketers in the UK.

What is the deadline for registration?
The deadline to register for this Business Challenge has been extended to Tuesday the 13th of June, 2017.

How do I get to Heriot Watt Dubai?
The location map for Heriot Watt can be found on the following link: https://www.hw.ac.uk/documents/dubai-campus-map.pdf