BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL earned fifth rank in the 7th Master Journey in Management (MJM) held on Thursday, 17 April. MJM is an annual event initiated by the Management Research Center (MRC) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia (FE UI). This year’s event used case studies involving PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGN) and PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI).
Students of magister programs from various postgraduate programs in Indonesia took part in the MJM event, held in the auditorium of FE UI, in Depok. Overall, one hundred teams registered for the event, but only 18 teams made it to the final. The eighteen teams were divided into two groups, tackling the cases. Nine teams belonged to the groups discussing the PGN case study, and the other nine teams discussed the case involving RNI.
BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL was represented by a team of three Magister Management (MM) students: Alexander Zulkarnaen (Business Management MM Professional), Edward Wibowo (Applied Finance MM Professional) and Indra Tjhai (Business Management MM Professional). The team discussed the PGN case study.
In the adjudication the team presented their paper related to the case study. In front of a panel of seven judges comprising practitioners, academicians and representatives from PGN, the team explained what PGN should have done in managing ‘Gas Kota’ or the City Gas program. They completed a feasibility study to analyze and assess the feasibility of the City Gas program.
The analysis they presented drew attention from the panel of judges who were interested in further studying the paper. The jury even had a bit of a disagreement and a lively discussion during the Q&A session. The team had presented something that tickled the judges’ fancy and begged their further scrutiny.
The team felt quite satisfied with the achievement; being in the top five in this event is not a walk in the park. To be able to top 91 other teams, then compete with the best nine teams in the final was not an easy thing to do.
The committee gave the teams only a short time to submit their paper, putting them under pressure. The team did their best to meet the deadline set by the committee.“Time was indeed the major hurdle. The three of us are busy with our work, and we had only very limited time to turn in the paper,” Alexander said.
“We all have our own businesses to take care of. Not only that, we were also in the test period. In the two weeks, we needed to finish the paper and submit it to the committee. Then, we only had a very short time to make revisions and answer three additional questions,” added Edward and Indra.
The three students overcame the hurdles and made it into the top five. Relying on solidarity and trust in each other’s strengths, the team managed to contribute their best on behalf of BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL.
The achievement in the event also garnered appreciation from Pantri Heriyati, the coach for the team. She said the achievement was something everyone in university should appreciate. Pantri remarked on well how they had fought and overcame challenges to come up with the paper.
“We have been successful in proving we can meet all the challenges and face the hurdles, especially the time constraint. Good preparation and planning are the key to the success,” Pantri added. (RAW)
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