Students Win International Business Strategy Competition

A team of students from the School of Business traveled to the prestigious International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition last April and took home first place. The students took over the management of a simulated manufacturing company and assumed responsibility for key strategic and operational decisions in marketing, finance, and operations. They were also responsible for delivering a strategic business plan, an annual report, and a formal oral presentation to judges who acted as the company’s board of directors. The students—Meryl Berger, Ginny Fimmano, Ferdinand Mase, Demetri D’Orsaneo, and Dalton Elias—were all seniors in the capstone Strategic Management course, taught by associate professor of management Duncan Duke. The opportunity was made possible by Jay and Sandra Gelb, who personally funded the grant proposal.