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BSC Student Teams Achieve Upper Echelon Ranking in International Business Strategy Competition

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    Wednesday, June 02 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—Several Bluefield State College School of Business student teams ranked high on the leaderboard during the recent Business Strategy Game simulation, coordinated by the University of Alabama.  The game, a business simulation used by colleges and universities throughout the world, primarily involves senior-level business students who are taking a capstone course.

The “Go-Go Shoes” team from BSC finished eighth, overall, among nearly 1600 teams from 134 colleges and universities.  The BSC student contingent of Robert Funari, Corey Flanagan, and Aaron Burchfield also ranked in the upper 1% of all teams, finishing eighth in Stock Performance, tenth in performance in earnings per share, and 12th in return on equity. 

Three other BSC student teams earned Top 100 ranking in at least one category.  The students comprising those teams included Lindsay Jones and Andrea Morgan, Meshal Aleisa and Andy Perry, and Logan Shortridge, Kayla Skeens, Mark Boggess, and Ashley Short.  BSC students were competing against teams from major institutions of higher education, including Duke University, the University of Virginia, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, Xavier, Oregon State, Florida, Southern Miss, and South Carolina, as well as several international universities.

Dr. Steve Bourne (Dean/BSC School of Business) noted, “The experience is a ‘hands on’ exercise, where students make business decisions in situations that are very similar to those they will make in a ‘real world’ setting.  They apply much of the knowledge acquired in other business courses, thus the exercise is an excellent measure of a student’s ability to integrate business concepts.”

“This tournament enables our students to measure themselves against other students from around the world,” Dr. Bourne continued.  "Our students’ performance is a reflection of the quality of the entire faculty and curriculum of the School of Business.”