UPSA student wins MTN Pulse Business Challenge 2022
Michael Ackon, a third-year Public Relations student of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has won the 2022 MTN Pulse Business Challenge.
All the finalists in the contest were UPSA students – the first time in the competition’s history that all six finalists were from the same University. It’s also the second time in a row that UPSA has produced the winner of the contest.
Michael’s outstanding achievement makes him the fifth student/group from UPSA to win the coveted inter-tertiary competition since its inception in 2016.
For his prize, Michael took home a cash prize of GHS10,000 and some souvenirs from the sponsors. He also takes over as the new MTN Pulse brand ambassador for the next year.
The First Runner Up, Ashiraf Salaudeen, a level 400 Business Administration student, also received a cash prize of GHS3,000 and some souvenirs, while the prize for Second Runner Up went to Josephine Edem Vigbedor, a level 300 Banking and Finance student. She took home some souvenirs from MTN as well as a cash prize of GHS2,000.
The other finalists included Princess Ibrahim, a level 400 Business Administration student; Amoah Sarfo Kwarteng, a level 300 Accounting and Finance student; and Marvin Agyemang, a third-year Public Relations student.
The MTN Pulse Business Competition is organised by HR Focus Magazine in partnership with Kuulpeeps. The contest spanned a period of four months, during which participants were presented with various business challenges, which included an elevator pitch, scavenger hunt and business presentations.
Prior to the finals, participants attended a three-day bootcamp at the AH Hotel & Conference Center in Accra, where they were taken through rigorous training sessions by seasoned professionals in the corporate world to improve their chances of business success in the real world.
The Business Challenge is an annual competition organised for tertiary students in Ghana to build the business knowledge and acumen of students across the country. The Challenge provides an excellent opportunity for tertiary students to learn business strategy and gain expert knowledge in sales, finance, marketing, and advertising from renowned industry experts.