Students compete in Swedish Championships in Business and Economics

May 16, 2013 | Student

On Thursday the Swedish Championships in Business and Economics begin in Halmstad and two teams from Mälardalen University will be participating.


The Swedish Championships in Business and Economics is both a competition and a conference arranged by the National Organisation of Swedish Business Administration and Economics Graduates Associations (S.E.R.O.). The competition is arranged every year at different higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country and this year the competition is being arranged in Halmstad on 16-19 May. Economics students from MDH are competing with two teams, one from each campus city.

- The selection for the Swedish Championships in Business and Economics has taken place through qualifying competitions organised locally at each respective HEI. In teams we have answered a common exam sent out centrally so that it’s been the same for everybody. The questions dealt with subjects including business administration, economics, commercial law, statistics, economic history and stock market knowledge. The team with the best results in the qualifying competition at each city is allowed to go to the Championships in Halmstad, says Johan Unger, student in Business Administration at MDH and one of the competitors.

Once there at the Championships the teams will do another common exam. The best four teams will then go on to Saturday’s final. During the final the teams, together with a jury, will stand on a stage and answer questions in writing. The team with the most points will be declared the winners and can call themselves Swedish Champions in Business and Economics and also share the prize money of 60,000 SEK.

From MDH’s study programme in Business Administration in Eskilstuna a team will participate consisting of Max Östlund, Alejandro Chiappe and Johan Unger. For the same study programme in Västerås Kim Bergström, Elin Grönvall and John La will be competing.

- It will be fun to take part and of course it would be great to do well in the competition. But apart from the competition it would also be a fantastically great opportunity for networking. You get the chance to meet the most committed and driven business and economics students in Sweden, exciting companies and perhaps future employers, says Johan Unger.