Students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (FEB UGM) re-performance achievements at international level at the end of April 2011. Three students of International Undergraduate Program of FEB UGM: Yanuar Kurniawan, M. Adri Yahdian and Alessandra Fecilia Aldy joined in the Phinisi team ranked third in the "Global Business-IT APEX Case Challenge 2011" held by Singapore Management University (SMU) at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore on 24 to 29 April 2011.

The election team representing FEB UGM Phinisi originated from an internal selection, followed by 12 teams consisting of FEB students and some FMIPA students. To support the readiness Phinisi team, Prof. Dr. Jogiyanto Mustakini Hartono, MBA. played a role as mentors who provide guidance and knowledge of Business-IT. Travel Phinisi team accomplishments is quite long, the team competed with 27 teams from 15 countries spread across five continents, some of them: Singapore Management University, Singapore; University of Indonesia, Bina Nusantara University, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Aarhus School of Business, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; University of Florida, Texas A & M University, the University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management), United States; Stellenbosch University, South Africa, University College London, United Kingdom; University of British Columbia, Canada and others. The competition is divided into three acts that ultimately led the team into the top three along with the Target team from the University of Hong Kong as the first rank and the Aspire team from the Copenhagen Business School as the second rank. Achievement to be proud of this international level, Phinisi team is the only Indonesian team that successfully occupy the top three since the competition was held in 2009.

According to the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, Cooperation and Business Development, Prof. Wihana Kirana Jaya, M.Soc.Sc, Ph.D., "Phinisi team struggle to get full support from faculty, from the initial preparation, assignment of a mentor until his departure to Singapore. Support this as a form of one faculty's commitment to support non-academic activities of students, in this case the student participation in international competition."

The overall results of the competition can be seen in http://apexglobal.smu.edu.sg/?page_id=1739.

Source: opac