AIFC Finance Olympiad

OVERVIEW

The AIFC Finance Olympiad (hereinafter referred to as “Olympiad”) is an educational project organized for graduates of secondary school institutions (9=11/12 grades) of the Republic of Kazakhstan on a voluntary basis aimed to discover, encourage and challenge students interested in economics, business, and finance through non-standard solution of problems

The 5 participants of the Olympiad will form a National team to represent Kazakhstan on International Economics Olympiad (IEO) held by Higher School of Economics of National Research University from July 23 to August 1, 2019 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

OBJECTIVES

  • To create equal conditions for recognition of young people who are exceptionally talented in the field of economics, finance, and business;
  • To increase the interest of students in studying economics and finance, deepen the theoretical knowledge and skills;
  • To promote self-realization and self-development.

PROGRAM

  • Venue – 55/23 Mangilik el str. (EXPO, Block C4.4), BCPD Ltd. office, Astana
  • The official language of the Olympiad is English.

 Stage I

Economics – understanding of basic economic concepts and models, participants’ curiosity about the field and their analytical skills

Period: April 26, 2019

Stage II

Finance and financial literacy – ability to deal with various financial instruments and institutions, economic processes, crisis situations and imitations of life circumstances.

Period: April 27, 2019

Stage III

Business case solution – testing the analytical, conceptual and quantitative thinking of the participants

Period: April 28, 2019

  • All transportation costs associated with the trip are paid by the educational institution, parents (legal representatives), and through the use of various financial sources. Accommodation and meal costs of the participants and team coordinator are covered by the hosting side.

SCHEDULE

Description

Timeframe

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Arrival

25 April 2019

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The Opening Ceremony

26 April 2019

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Tour I, II, III

26 – 28 April 2019

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Appeal procedures

29 April 2019

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The Closing Ceremony

29 April 2019

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Departure

30 April 2019

 

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must have been born less than 20 years before 30 June of the year of participation and must be working toward receiving a high-school diploma or similar degree on 1 December of the year before the year of participation.

  • Basic English language knowledge is required
  • Achievements at regional and/or national level Olympiads are preferable

HOW TO PROCEED

No more than 5 students from regional centres and cities of republican significance are allowed to participate in the Olympiad.

To participate in the Olympiad application form certified by the director of the educational institution and documents proving the identity of the participants and team coordinator have to be sent to the e-mail address olympiad@aifc.edu.kz before March 15, 2019.

APPLICATION FORM

IIN

Participant’s full name (in accordance with ID)

Educational institution

Grade

Language

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