Embark on an exciting journey of career development. Join the Maybank GO Ahead Challenge.

MGAC 2015 is an international, multi-dimensional case challenge that has never before  seen by any university competition worldwide. It will test the students’ competencies in areas such as finance, strategy, behaviour, and general knowledge.

The competition caters to penultimate and final year university students from various  backgrounds and countries.

It is a challenge developed by Global Maybank Apprentices (GMAs) for potential MAs- Greater generational resonance as well as relevance.

... Not to mention, the prizes that await the Winners!

MGAC Team Prizes

Team Prizes

First Place

USD 40,000

Second Place

USD 20,000

Third Place

USD 10,000


Ultimate GO Ahead. Challenger Prizes

Cash Prize Internship*

First Place

USD 1,000

New York

Second Place

USD 750


Third Place

USD 500

Hong Kong


People’s Favorite Prizes

Special prizes await the people’s favorite team and individual!

And of course, all finalists stand a chance to be part of the prestigious Global Maybank Apprentice Programme!

MGAC Competition Journey

  1. Are non-business/non-finance majors allowed to join this competition?

    We very much encourage non-business/non-finance majors to join.

    MGAC is specifically designed to level the playing field for all participants regardless of background

  2. What are the types of challenges we will be facing in this competition?

    Type of challenges will vary and will test everything from cognitive skills, leadership, teamwork, communication, integrity and personal growth

  3. Do we enter the competition as teams or as individuals?

    Both. MGAC accepts individual applications as well as Team applications.

    Applying individually will NOT put you in a disadvantage.

  4. Will finalists be offered jobs in Maybank?

    Finalists will have a great chance to be pipelined to the award-winning Global Maybank Apprentice Programme

  5. What is the Application Process?

    Applications submission in person at our Roadshow or Online via website

    Selected applicants will be tested via 2 short assessments. No financial background necessary

    Application period: March 7th to May 31st

  6. Where can students apply?

    Students are highly encouraged to visit us during our Roadshow and meet our Representatives face-to-face.

    Online applications will also be accepted through our website: goaheadchallenge.com

  7. Can post-graduates apply?

    Post Graduates can apply so long as the meet the requirement that they have less than 2 years working experience

  8. Where will Campus Level, National Level and Grand Finals be held?

    Campus level locations will be finalized after all the electronic assessments are released and also depends upon the level of interest to organize from the corresponding Universities. National level will usually be held within Maybank premises locally and overseas. Lastly, Grand Finals will be held in Kuala Lumpur, with specific venue to be confirmed at a later date.

  9. Does the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme have a bond after the programme?

    The Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP) has no bond after the program.

  10. Are there specific streams for the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme?

    GMAP is a rotation plan that will give you a very wide range of options throughout all of Maybank's departments, including Community Financial Services, Global Banking, Insurance & Takaful, Islamic Banking, Group Finance Office, Group Credit & Risk Office, Enterprise Transformation Services and Group Human Capital. For more information please visit our website at http://www.maybank.com/en/careers/graduates/apprenticeship.page

  11. How long will the competition last for?

    Campus level and National Level are events that will take place for 1 day each. Grand Finals will be one week long. Campus Level will take place from May to June, National Level from June to July and Grand Finals will be in August.


So How Do I Apply?

Click this link to know more

Looking forward to hearing from you soon! #MGAC2015 #morethanachallenge

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