1,200,000

Lives Impacted

1,500,000

USD worth of prize

130

Nationalities

20

Countries

THE MAYBANK GO AHEAD. CHALLENGE

Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge is an international case competition that challenges your intellect, stretches your creativity, and tests your endurance. The challenge welcomes students from all study disciplines and nationalities from across the globe and puts you in a series of challenges designed to push the very limits of your potential. Since its inception in 2012, MGAC has impacted more than 1.2 million lives.

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Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge is an international case competition designed to stretch participant beyond the limits of their emotional, technical, and intellectual capabilities. MGAC tests participants on various skills such as pitching, negotiating, marketing, and critical thinking.

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WHY JOIN MGAC?

Exciting Career
Opportunities

Students stand a chance to join Maybank’s award-winning management trainee programme, the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP)

Money-Can’t-Buy
Experience

MGAC is so much more than a case challenge. It is an immersive experience designed to bring out the best in its participants by testing their limits, expanding their skillsets, and helping them realise their potential.

Attractive
Prizes

Students stand a chance to win attractive cash and experiential prizes if they are crowned as the Champion Team and Global Champion.

More than Just
a Business Case

MGAC experience extends to non-traditional challenges such as amazing race, CSR, strategy based games, marketing pitch etc.

2012

WHERE IT ALL BEGIN...

Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge was born in 2012 with the vision to uncover the best talents across the globe, and also to nurture future leaders. During the first competition, we received more than 1,000 applicants from 6 countries across Asia.

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2013

#IgniteYourPotential

In 2013, the Ultimate Go. Ahead Challenger was first introduced and the winner was entitled for a 2-week internship at Maybank New York.

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2014

#WhatAreYouMadeOf

MGAC continued to impact lives and look for the brightest minds from across the region. In 2014, the number of applicants increased by 100% since the inception in 2012. It was also the year where the Grand Finals were held both in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

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2015

#MoreThanChallenge

2015 marked the inception of Season of Smiles – a CSR initiative, where teams had to sell and spread happiness to the public. It was also the year of the longest running Global level yet, lasting for 12 days! The top 3 UGACs in this year were entitled to engage with Maybank’s most influential leaders at Transitioning Leaders of CEOs programme, a home-grown leadership programme.

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2016

#UnexpectTheExpected

2016 attracted a whopping 37 000 applicants from across the globe! And, for the first time the UGAC was given options to choose any Maybank office around the world for a 2 week international assignment.

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2017

#TakeOverTomorrow

MGAC 2017 brought together more than 40,000 applicants from 108 nationalities and for the first time, an all-female team won as the team champion.

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2018

#YourFutureYourCall

MGAC 2018 with the tagline “Your Future Your Call” introduced a whole new highly digitalized environment and challenges, adapting to the new tech-savvy youth.

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Prizes

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Selected challengers will be offered a spot in the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP), our award winning management trainee programme. GMAP is an exclusive two-year management trainee programme where our Global Maybank Apprentices are given a holistic learning experience with customised on-the-job rotations with international assignments to familiarise them with Maybank’s global network operations. The programme also aimed to accelerate Maybank Apprentices’ growth into management roles upon their graduation from the programme.

EXPERIENTIAL PRIZES

Brave Challenges. Life-Changing Decisions. Endless Possibilities. Stay tuned while we unveil our one-of-a-kind experiential prizes to your for #MGAC2019!

KEY ELEMENTS OF MGAC

YOUR
GAME

A game whereby everyone is welcomed to participate, regardless of your educational background.

YOUR
CHALLENGE

A brand new and unique approach to test the limits of participants. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

YOUR
MISSION

Flex your skills and start your missions the moment you step into #MGAC.

YOUR
DECISIONS

Tough decisions and interesting problems give every participant a unique MGAC journey, where every decision matters.

Campus Roadshows

April 2019 – May 2019

The MGAC team painted the town yellow! With almost 80 roadshows, career fairs, and engagements held across the country, our friendly OCs and the Maybank Tiger were roaring at top universities all around Malaysia. A special token was also presented to those who signed up for the competition. MGAC engagement sessions were also held with students to introduce MGAC to them.

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Digital Launch

4th April 2019

In an MGAC first, at 6 campuses across the Klang Valley, students were treated to the simultaneous live launch of 2019’s Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge! Six interactive digital pop-up booths appeared on university campuses; and students were treated to prizes, games, and puzzles in anticipation of the big launch; which was attended by excited students, Maybank student MBassadors, and university faculty alike. Students also received “Starter Kits”, which held fun surprises, tips and tricks, and power-ups for them to take with them on their MGAC journey.

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Pre-Campus

May 2019

Participants were introduced for the first time to Pre-Campus Missions! All participants shortlisted were invited where they met with and learned from Maybankers. Topics include:

Public Speaking and Rhetoric
Where participants learned to say it loud and say it proud! After this mission, participants can keep audiences engaged and make their points effectively

Agility
Taking advantage of Agile work methods such as Scrum teams, Idea Canvases, and Design Thinking; participants rapidly designed creative new products

Coding and Data Science
Participants who embarked on this mission were introduced into the fast-paced and exciting world of data, decisions, and coding

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Campus Level

May 2019 – June 2019

Before getting to the exciting day itself, participants were challenged with an online assessment to earn an invitation to the Campus Level of MGAC. MGAC Campus levels were day-long experiences of fun and intensity held at 17 univeristy campuses throughout both Peninsular and East Malaysia.

With over 35,000 applicants, a thousand chosen students participated in MGAC in Malaysia alone this year, with hundreds more expected to join internationally. Students were tested with all-new challenge: After choosing a new home for humanity, they were forced to deal with thought-provoking questions outside of their comfort zones to secure their future. 112 of Malaysian participants are shortlisted to join us at the National Levels on the 16th of July 2019.

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Pre-nationals

On the 12th of July 2019, the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge conducted its Pre-Nationals Event, an engagement session in preparation for the National Level of #MGAC2019. The day was comprised of exciting and fast-paced activities for both Resurgent and National Finalist candidates and a compelling panel discussion featuring industry leaders including our very own Pn Nora Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank; Timothy Tiah, Founder of Colony; Anabelle Co-Martinent, Founder of La Juiceria; and Zikry Kohlil, Co-Founder of Incitement. The panel was moderated by Mr. Jonathan Case, founder of Case Creativity.

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International National Levels

MGAC has further our exploration to the international level. We first explored the Pearl of the Orient, Philippines. The team visited Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University Manila, and successfully acquired 4 bright participants. We continued our exploration into Singapore Institute of Management where we managed to acquire two young gentlemen by the name of Kenneth Kong and Melvin Nee. In Indonesia, we braced through the intensity at two mission sites which are Prasetiya Mulya and Universitas Indonesia where we recruited five candidates that are eager to strive in the competition. Not forgetting the land of Khmer, Cambodia where we visited Paragon University, competitive selection have decided that four candidates will march on. Arriving at Thailand, the land of smiles, three bright candidates were chosen to represent the beautiful country in their final round! We ended our International National Levels at Hong Kong and three Global Finalists were chosen to fight on through their Journey for MGAC 2019.

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National Level

Game On. Ready to Level up! We saw 101 National Finalists battle to compete for slots to the MGAC Global Finals. Challengers have made their way by coursing through an interactive simulation of the complicating world of the real estate industry and the challenges in running a stable economy.

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TIMELINE

  • Welcome to
    mgac mission site
    [Registration]

    FEBRUARY - april 2019

  • start your journey
    [ACCOUNT VERIFICATION]

    APRIL 2019

  • CORE MISSIONs
    [Online]

    april - may 2019

  • special mission
    [online]

    APRIL 2019

  • CAMPUS LEVEL

    APRIL - MAY 2019

  • special mission 2
    [online]

    MAY - JULY 2019

  • NATIONAL LEVEL

    JULY 2019

  • GLOBAL FINALS

    AUGUST 2019

GLOBAL MAYBANK APPRENTICE PROGRAM [GMAP]

BRIEF

The Global Maybank Apprentice Programme is Maybank’s award-winning apex Programme for graduates, a specially designed two-year on-the-job rotation programme which includes a three-month international assignment to encourage cross-border exposure and network among young talents. As one of the industry’s award winning management trainee programme, GMAP is designed to provide graduates with a strategic platform to jump-start their career. The program is not limited to only graduates from business disciplines but also attracts graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds.

JOURNEY

  • Gain a holistic 2-year learning experience with customised on-the-job rotations
  • Explore and enhance your leadership style in group-wide special projects
  • Fly to our regional offices for cross-border exposure and network amongst young talents via international assignment
  • Want to be a chartered accountant in a bank? No problem. We will sponsor your professional certification with ICAEW in our GMAP Plus
  • The best part? All these awesome perks with no bond!

ELIGIBILITY

  • Minimum qualification of Bachelor's Degree. Any will do!
  • Not more than 2 years of working experience
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Has had leadership positions in extracurricular activities

THE TEAM

The Masters

The Case Designers

The Movers & Shakers

The Executioners