Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UNO Business Students Excel in International Strategy Competition

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Two teams of University of New Orleans College of Business Administration students exceled at the international Best Strategy Competition, with one team capturing first place in its division and the other taking third place. The students participated in the Business Strategy Game, an online game that simulates all aspects of leading and managing an international company in a competitive, fast-paced environment.

UNO students Justin Tran and Katherine Hancock won first place in its 12-team division. The team of Mohammad Hammad and Fatmah Abdallah finished in third place in the same division. During the spring semester, teams of senior students in UNO’s business capstone course competed against each other. Students manage an international business for 10 years using an online simulation.

At the conclusion of the semester, the highest performing teams advance to face other top performers from colleges and universities across the globe. A total of 216 teams participated in the Best Strategy Competition, which was held online for 10 business days during May.

“Both of UNO’s teams took on exceptional competition and delivered impressive results,” said Joey Wilson, business capstone instructor. “What's more, each of these students voluntarily took part in an intense 10-day competition simulating 10 years of leading and managing a company. They did this on their own time and initiative during finals week. I can't say enough good things about their effort and outstanding results."

In the past year, the Business Strategy Game has been used by more than 50,000 students at 600 colleges and universities from 52 different countries.