[2014-07-08] Students from Croatia won Banks Battle 2013-2014!
The final of the international student banking competition was held in Sberbank headquarters in Moscow.
The core of Banks Battle is a business simulator programm. It allows the participants to become CEO`s of virtual bank on competitive market. The participants decide the interest rates of credits and deposits, build HR-policy, including training, manage the budget and develop marketing strategy. The programm evaluates all virtual banks using special complex winning criteria. The most efficient and profitable virtual bank wins.
13 countries participated in the fourth season of Banks Battle. These are Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Austria and Turkey - 925 teams total (including 731 teams from Russia).
The team called "Dream Bank" became a leader from the start and held leadership during the game till the end. It`s the first time when the champion of Banks Battle is not a russian team. The results of the final are listed below (in decreasing order):
|La la La la Lala lala||Ukraine||Kiev||348,94|
|Prague Profit Seekers||Czech Republic||Prague||311,7|
Dream Bank (Marco Vindis, Andrija Stajduhar, Mario Bambulovic and Mihael Saric) participated in Banks Battle second time. The team was third in 2012-2013, so they took a revenge sucsessfully. Dream Bank earned the internship trip to China.
The vice-president of Sberbank, Alexey Mehonoshin, opened the final. Other vice-president, Andrey Sharov, greeted the participants with the wishes of fair winning. The awards were presented by the vice-president of Sberbank, Alexey Mehonoshin, the deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank, Sergey Gorkov and the director of Sberbank corporate university, Valeriy Katkalo.