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The MYOB IT Challenge

What is the MYOB IT Challenge?

The IT Challenge is a fusion of business and technical analysis – driving real solutions for business problems throughout New Zealand and Australia. The competition is open to all university students!

Why take part in the challenge?

The Challenge was introduced to address the growing interdependency between the world of business and IT.

Students will put into practice and develop

  • Business Skills To think from a commercial perspective and understand the market and the customer
  • Technical Skills To build a prototype solution and understand human-computer interaction
  • Presentation Skills To pitch and persuade a panel of professionals
  • Agile & Teamwork Skills Working within a team to go from understanding the problem to a working solution in a limited timeframe

How does it work?

  • Participants form groups of 2-4 and register their participation
  • They receive a case outlining the context and problem that they will solve
  • In one week they will provide a viable solution, creating a 5-10 min video pitch and a one page executive summary
  • Judges will mark the submissions to choose the top 3 participants from each region for the final round

MYOB IT Challenge Key Dates

  • Friday 14 August Registrations Open
  • Wednesday 2 September Registrations Close
  • Friday 4 September Case Released
  • Friday 11 September Regional Round Submission
  • Friday 18 September Finalists Announced
  • Friday 25 September Trans-Tasman Final

MYOB IT Challenge Trans-Tasman Final

  • 18 Sept: The top 3 finalists from each region will be invited to Trans-Tasman finals
  • Participants have one week to adapt their product into an 8-10 minute pitch
  • During this one week mentors from MYOB will aid participants in adapting their pitches
  • 25 Sept: Participants will present their product in a 10 min presentation/10 min Q&A format to a panel of external judges via Zoom
  • Results to be announced on Zoom on the day


  • The winining team will be awarded with a cash prize of $8,000!

Don't miss out and apply now!

Closed 7 months ago
Closed 7 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Locations:

    Auckland (New Zealand),

  • Closing Date:2nd Sep 2020, 1:59 pm


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