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CIMA Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony

http://www.lcwu.edu.pk/images/2015/news/cima.jpgCIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) organized recognition and appreciation ceremony on 29th May, 2015 at  Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore. In this ceremony the pass out batch of B.Com and BBA (2010-2014) were awarded the exemption certificates and two of the faculty members of Management Sciences Department, Ms Rabia Asif Assistant Professor and Ms. Rabia Aslam Lecturer were awarded scholarships for the Program of CIMA.

All Pakistan Start-up Competition

Department of Management Sciences, Lahore College for Women University has participated in “All Pakistan Start-up Competition” arranged by Virtual University, Raiwind Road Campus on 14th May, 2015. Out of 65 teams, Department of Management Sciences, LCWU was one of the 10 short listed teams for Grand Finale.

The students of Department of Management Sciences LCWU presented the plan of Dehydrated Egg Powder Production and secured 2nd position in the competition.

For the passing out batch of B.com (Hons VIII) students, it was definitely a learning experience and great opportunity for providing a platform to groom the students’ talent. The purpose of facilitating the students for such competitions is to enable them with the opportunity to gain confidence, learning and interaction with others, which will be better for their professional career.

CIMA Global Business Challenge 2015

The students (Sidra Naeem Butt, Iqra Farooq, Masooma Iftikhar and Zoya Faisal) of Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department (BBA/BPA, 6th semester) participated in CIMA GBC case study competition and won Lahore final. The event was held in Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore on 12th may, 2015. The case study was about the Oil and Gas Industry and the team was supposed to solve the case as management consultants to the firm. The team competed with UCP, Comsats and Skans in Lahore final. The team also competed at Pakistan final with 3 teams; 2 from Karachi and 1 from Islamabad. The team secured 2nd position in Pakistan Final.  Last year this team was crowned National Champions and they represented Pakistan at global level among 24 other countries from all over the world.

Business Mentorship Day

Department of Management Science and CCJP (Career Counseling and Job Placement) at Lahore College for Women University organized “Business Mentorship Day” in collaboration with YLO (Young Leaders Organization) a non-profit wing of TEC (Training, Event, Consultancy) on 27th March, 2015.
Business Mentorship Day was the first event of its strata in LCWU. It was a unique event specifically designed to bridge the industry academia gap as per the motto of YLO. Speakers session were arranged to guide the students on a wide range of topics including Communication, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Blogging and Social Media, Motivation etc.

The objective of the event was to equip the students with first-hand knowledge about the factors that are important to increase their employability and to give them know how of the practices, norms and methodologies of the industry. They got the opportunity to learn from the experiences of industry professionals about interview skills, starting a business, and brand management, which were delivered during the event.
List of Speakers:
•    Mr. Zeeshan Suhail, Manager Public Affairs and corporate communication, Nestle
•    Ms. Sadia Vine, CEO International Grammar School
•    Mr. Shahzad Nawaz, CEO Nai Baat
•    Mr. Zain Majid, Founder TEC
•    Mr. Omar Obaid, Brand Manager, Brighto Paints
•    Mr. Faisal Sheikh Business Man, Convener Young Entrepreneurs Standing Committee, LCCI
•    Mr Iftikhar Hussain, Founder, YLO
•    Mr, Umar Saleem, LCCI
•    Mr. Rai M. Azlan, Manager Marketing- New Media Manager, Beconhouse Group HQ

Financial Literacy Outreach Program

Department conducted two days seminar on “Financial Literacy Outreach Program” on 19th , 20th of November 2014.On 24th November,2014 students visited Lahore Stock Exchange in order to have practical exposure.

Presentation of Business Plans and Several Art and Craft Competition

Students of Management Sciences Department secured 3rd position at Express Education & Career Expo on 21-22 August, 2014 for presentation of business plans and several art and craft competition at Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore.

LCWU Team won CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2014 at National Level


The LCWU team was awarded with a cash price of Rs. 60,000/- after getting declared the winners at National Level Competition. The team also won the “Best Business Report” award with a cash price of Rs.15,000/. All four members were awarded with scholarship of two weeks business course in London School of Business and Finance in Uk. The winning team will be going to compete in Mumbai, India for Global Final 2014 on 8th August, 2014 representing their country in the battle for the Global Champion title.

The GBC 2014 was held in Islamabad on 7th June, 2014 and organized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and sponsored by Barclays.

Regional level competitions were held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. 246 teams were registered in Lahore region. Four teams were short listed out of them three were from Department of Management Sciences, LCWU. The regional level competition was won by LCWU team BBA (Semester IV) to participate at National level competition which was also took away by BBA (Semester IV) as a victory across Pakistan. In the national level competition, LCWU team competed with IBA Karachi, NUST Islamabad and FAST Islamabad.

MOA with CIMA


Department of Management Sciences signed MOA with CIMA in collaboration with Directorate of  Faculty Development and Internationalisation   on 10th June 2014.

Seminar on Modern Evolution of Banking-A Practical Approach


To encourage the students, enable them to be successful in their careers and guide them to be more assertive and confident in their practical life, Commerce Society, Department of Management Sciences organized a Seminar on the modern evolution of banking –a practical approach in student service centre on 16th May 2014 (Friday).

The event include three sessions, first session was conducted by Muhammad Hassan Feroze (Service Quality Manager) who delivered a very effective and informative session about services and quality in banking. Next Session was conducted by Mr. Saleem Haider (Area Operations Manager). He discussed about links between monetary policy being pursued by Sate Bank of Pakistan and operations and functioning of Commercial Banks. Third session was conducted by Syed Junaid Ahmed(Area Operations Manager) who tried to guide students about practical banking. At the end respectable Head of Management Sciences Department presented the mementos to the guests.

Seminar on Personal Effectiveness

To encourage and motivate the students, enable them to communicate more effectively and guide them to be  more assertive and confident, Commerce Society of Management sciences Department organized a Seminar on Personal Effectiveness in IT Conference Hall on 21st march 2014 (Friday). The event included 2 motivational Sessions. The first session was conducted by Mr Sajad Razaq CEO Mind Sciences who delivered a very effective and informative session about human mind and his perception about life.

Next Session was conducted by Mr. Saghir Ahmed, Chairman of (LITE), who tried to motivate student how to be a more effective person, guided them to set a personal action plan with achievable goals. He and other honorable guests Mr. Syed Noor (Director, Producer Pakistan Film industry) and Miss Bushra (Women entrepreneur) inspired the students to be a difference maker through their life experiences. At the end, Respectable Head of Management Sciences Department presented the mementos to the guests.  

LUMS Marketing Colloquium (LMC)

LUMS Marketing Colloquium (LMC) is a two day event arranged by LUMS Marketing Executive Club on 15th and 16th of March which comprise of workshops, guest speakers and three competitions (Brand War, Ad effect competition and Brand Plan) with the theme of “Branding Pakistan”. A team comprises of three members named Anum Hussain, Sadia Tabassum, Mobina Farasat from Management Sciences Department participated in the Brand War competition and got second position.

 A brand war was a case study competition comprising of two rounds. In the first round students have to discuss the case study that was given to them a week before. The key is to implement the same branding strategy work for a Pakistani commodity.  Students designed the branding strategy for the “Khalifa Bakers” (a pure Pakistani Brand).

Team was chosen out of 21 teams to perform in the final round. In the second round (held on 16th March) Case study was given to the students and was given four hours for the case. Out of nine teams Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department team ranked second in the competition.

MOU with CIMA

Department of Management Sciences signed MOU with CIMA in collaboration with Directorate of  Faculty Development and Internationalisation on in February 2014.

Youth Entrepreneurial Summit


To encourage the culture of entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Idea Society ‘The rising spirit’ of University of Central Punjab has organized Youth Entrepreneurial Summit YES’14. A three day event took place from 2nd January to 4th January, 2014 at University Of Central Punjab. The three days activity includes a chain of challenging tasks that includes elevator pitch competition, case study competition, business plan competition, and launch pad, workshops and surprise activities.

A team of five students from Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department students have participated in the competition and stood second in the competition. They won a prize of Rs. 50,000. They presented three different ideas. In elevator pitch competition, they have proposed the idea to produce electricity through rice husk. Rice is the staple food of Pakistan and because of which rice husk is available at abundant quantity and almost 50% of it goes to waste. The idea was to use waste – rice husk to generate electricity. The students were given one minute to pitch the idea in front of judges.

Second day involves the business plan competition and Case study Competition. The students have presented the plan on Green Composting. The aim is to propose a commercial composting business that will strive to become the premier composting company in Okara District by composting food, yard, wood, and other organic waste and turning it into soil enhancer. The business will benefit the country by diverting organic waste which would otherwise be dumped into our nation's landfills, thereby avoiding the unnecessary production of methane.

Third day involves the Launch pad competition in which the teams have to launch the innovative product in front of judges. The idea that was presented in Launch Pad was Anti bacterial bed sheets. Millions of people get unwell from bacterial infections transmitted during hospital stay that sometimes becomes the cause of their death. The solution was to coat fabrics and textiles used in a hospital – such as bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains, gowns, pajamas, and towels – with anti-bacterial nanoparticles to counter this deadly phenomenon.

Apart of these events there were workshops conducted by renowned professionals like Qaiser Abbas and Wasif Mazhar. The students were also given the chance to meet the entrepreneurs and learn from them the recipe of success.

 

International Conference Papers Presentation

International Conference Papers Presented by Ms. Rabia Asif

13th FRAP - International Research Conference on Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspective, Cambridge UK. Topic  “Effective Cost Reduction Through Red, White & Green Expenses Strategies” . 18th-20th Nov, 2013.

2nd Annual Business Research Conference conducted by Imperial College London, UK. Topic “Cost Cutting Technique Through Green Strategies: Effective Ways & Techniques”. 8th-9th July, 2013.

2nd International Conference of Management & Economics (ICME) conducted by University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Topic “Cost Cutting Techniques: A Case Study of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology”. 26th-27 Feb, 2013.

CASE Spark Business Plan Competition

Students from MS and BBA participated in CASE Spark Business Plan Competition, Islamabad on 13th-14th April, 2013.

Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

Lahore College for Women University won third position in Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition 2013, organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), held on 21st April,2013 at 90 Shahra-e-Quaid e Azam.  Business plan on ‘Mobile Bookshop’ presented by students of MS and BBA had won prize money of Rs. 25,000.

ICE 2013- 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013

Students from MS, BBA, and B.COM presented their projects in 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013 on 8th-9th Nov, 2013.
The Projects being presented at 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013 were;

Rice Husk Electricity Production
Dehydrated Egg Powder
Mobile Bookshop
Handicrafts of Pakistan
Woodcraft Furniture
Dehydrated Potatoes
Antismoking Juice
Frozen Custards and Italian Ice

Forman Annual Social Entrepreneurship Pactum 2013

Students of MS, BBA and B.Com presented their business plans at Forman Annual Social Entrepreneurship Pactum 2013 on 20th-21st Nov, 2013.

Educational-Industrial Exhibition

Students from MS, B.COM attended 2nd Job Fair 2013 and Educational-Industrial Exhibition on 4th Dec, 2013.

Business Canvass Model

The Business Society arranged Elevator Pitch Competition in the department on 13th Dec,2013. The students of BBA and B.Com competed with each other. The main event was on 20th Dec, 2013. The details are as follows;

Details of Business Plan competition:
Venue: Management Sciences Department  room # F10.
Theme: Business Canvass Model.
In  Judges panel consisted of;
Ms. Tallat Shahid
Ms. Fauzia Ashfaq
Ms. Rabia Asif
9 teams participated from B.Com &BBA.
Each team was given 10 minutes to present their ideas followed by a 5 min Question /Answer Session by the judges.
The event ended up by having three winning teams.
First position was taken by the girls from BBA V and their idea was home security system
2nd and 3rd positions were given to the girls of B.Com V for their idea “coffee joulies” and dehydrated tomatoes”

Business Entrepreneurial Competition, LCWU Won First Prize

 

Department of Management Sciences (Lahore College for Women University), won First Prize in Business Entrepreneurial Competition organized by Punjab Youth Festival at King Edward Medical College. Students of BBA (2010-2014), Anum Hussain, Mesha Abid and Sadia Tabassum took active participation in this event. The innovative idea was to launch Woodcraft Flat Pack Furniture that is ready to assemble and provided in disband form with its accessories. It is portable and highly cost effective business idea. It is very beneficial for the customers in a sense that it is space efficient and it reduces transportation cost, as customers can take the furniture in a single journey even via cars. The plan presented was appreciated by the judges and thus awarded first prize