University of New Orleans senior Huy Anthony Tran achieved the highest overall performance score in the Best-Strategy Invitational, a worldwide, competitive online simulation of all aspects of leading and managing an international company. Tran's company also earned the Best-Strategy Invitational Grand Champion title for its own division.
"Huy took on exceptional competition and delivered excellent results," said Joey Wilson, business capstone instructor in the College of Business Administration. "What's more, he voluntarily took part in the intense 10-day competition simulating 10 years of leading and managing a company. He did this on his own time and initiative during finals week. I can't say enough good things about Huy's performance and outstanding results."
The competition is modeled on the Business Strategy Game, an Internet-based learning tool designed to simulate for college students all aspects of running a global company, including making decisions about operations, distribution, sales, marketing, finance, workforce compensation and more. During the 2017 fall semester, teams of senior students in UNO's business capstone courses competed against each other. Students managed an international business for 10 years using the online simulation. At the conclusion of the semester, the highest performing students were invited to face other top performers from other colleges and universities at the invitational.
The 2017 Best-Strategy Invitational took place online for 10 days in December. Each participant pays a $5 registration fee, proceeds from which are donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Fifty-seven teams were divided into five divisions, and a BSI Grand Championship was awarded in each division.