The IIE MSA Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting students together with their lecturer, Shaun de Wet, are participating in The Charter Quest CFO (Chief Financial Officer) 2021 Global Case Study Competition, where teams are competing in front of an international panel of industry expert judges.

The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an annual, open-entry, and global multi-stage business strategy and leadership-focused case study competition, organised by The Charter Quest Institute South Africa. It challenges university students around the world to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex and integrated finance, operational, strategic and ethical problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets. (source:

Out of 2350 aspirants, 590 teams were formed from over 87 Universities around the world. IIE MSA will be represented by two teams; Team ACE and Team Lupin, who have made it to Top 15 in the competition.

Magda Odendaal, Progamme Manager for both the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting (PGDFA) and the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Internal Auditing (PGDIA) at IIE MSA says:

“The reason why we enter the competition is to connect with top universities and employers, and for the benefit of the students. It builds tenacity and teaches students how to cope under pressure. We see tremendous growth in our participating students each year.

I am extremely proud of my students, and my team of lecturers. It is a huge achievement to have two teams in the Top 15. This is the third year that our Postgraduate Diploma is presented, and the third year that we have a team in the Top 15. It not only indicates the quality and competitiveness of the programme, but also the passion, commitment and excellence of the lecturers.”

At IIE MSA, we would like to wish the two teams well for the next round of the competition.