Over the weekend of the 27th and 28th of November of 2021, 14 students from the DP 1 business management class took part in the preliminary round of the ASDAN business simulation held at the Ulink College in Nanshan district of Guangzhou. The students were divided into 2 teams each with a CEO and the remaining members were assigned to the different departments commonly found in a business. Our teams were the 46th and 47th teams to sign up for the competition that had a total of 47 teams participating from 19 schools from the Guangdong Province.
The ASDAN Business Simulation has been created in an effort to help the aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow grasp a better practical and strategic understanding of how to run a business. During the simulation students will be actively involved in creating, thinking, and deciding on every aspect of their business from their company culture to their production needs. The interactive aspect of the simulation is a great way for students to get involved in thinking about the practicalities of running a business.
Outstanding delegate would be awarded by ASDAN Enterprise Award from ASDAN UK. The certificate is endorsed by the British Qualifications and Curriculum Service (QCA) and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
On the first day the students participated in three operation rounds that consisted of different business scenarios where each team had to make business decisions, each decision would affect their profit and/or loss for each round. At the end of each round the teams were classified according to the accumulated profit each team had. The students completed and presented their business plans to the judges and their peers. During the opening ceremony the students were informed about the unicorn challenge that consisted of a networking activity where each team was given stickers with their team number on it.
— 比赛第二天 —
第二天进行了第 2 轮的操作，将有助于决定模拟的获胜者。
On the second day there were 2 more operation rounds which would help to decide the winners of simulation.
Team 46 won the unicorn social map for networking
Team 47 won the award for
best business plan presentation
Team 46 also was invited to participate in the
All-Star competition in Shanghai in January of next year.
“I am the CEO of company 46. Despite all the negatives, we are proud to be able to go for the Shanghai All-Star competition in January 2022. With all the efforts we had put we earned the ‘Most Popular Team’ award. Throughout the preparation, and during the competition our team enjoyed every moment and got closer to each other. Along with having fun, we learnt to sacrifice our time for something, we learnt teamwork, improved our creativity and much more. I would like to thank our team to be supportive and cooperative along the journey. I would also like to thank our teachers Joseph, Rosio and Emy, to encourage us and come with us to the competition. We were not the best, but as our first attempt, I think we did a great job. I believe that we will be the top in the Shanghai All-Star competition.”
“As the leader of Company47, I was completely surprised by my teammates. At the beginning of the competition, we didn't know how to do it, and didn't even have time to finish the preparation before the competition. However, during the competition, we worked in good order and really hard to complete our tasks. Finally, we won the Excellence Award of Business Plan Presentation. I would like to thank all my teammates from my heart for the cooperation of all of us, this has given us the ideal result. This competition has made all of us grow up and given us an unforgettable and fantastic experience.”
“当我面临挑战和失败时，阿斯丹教会了我做积极的事情。同时，它让我明白，两个人做的工作比一个人做的要有效得多。” Wolly Wang 46队
Finally, one of the members of team 46 has shared his experience as well:
“Asdan taught me to do positive when I face challenges and failures. Meanwhile, it taught me that work that is done by two persons will be much effective than one person’s.” Wolly Wang team 46