A team of business students from the Bluefield State College School of Business recently placed eighth out of more than 1600 schools in a business simulation competition held at the University of Alabama. More than 134 colleges and universities from around the world competed in solving real-world business problems, and the BSC team finished top ten in stock performance, earnings per share, and collected 12th place in the return on equity category. From the release:
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.”
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