Kennesaw State University and Montana State University-Billings Win Capstone® and Foundation® Challenge

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This month, 587 business student teams around the world, participated in the Capstone® and Foundation® Challenge – an online competition, in which students managed virtual millions of dollars company.

This Challenge is an effective way for these students to apply everything they have learned and to hone their skills before they begin working with real businesses

This month, 587 business student teams around the world, participated in the Capstone® and Foundation® Challenge – an online competition, in which students managed virtual millions of dollars company.

Previously, the students had learned finance, research & development, marketing and production by using the Capstone Business Simulation® and the Foundation Business Simulation® in their college courses.

The Capstone® side of the Challenge was won by Amy Chittick-Kulper & James Guido of Kennesaw State University (taught by Professor Gary Roberts). The other teams reaching the finals are listed in order of their cumulative profits:

2nd Place: Seamus Gorman; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Professor Greg Hughes

3rd Place: David Hewitt; California State University San Marcos; Professor Andrew Chu

4th Place: Cristiane Vasconcelos; St. Andrews Presbyterian College; Professor James Hansz

5th Place: Michael Bench, Kevin chamberlain, Calob Johnston, JJ Sandstrom and Cameron Stephens; Southern Utah University; Professor Bill Christensen

6th Place: Nate White, Dixie State College of Utah; Professor Bill Christensen

The Foundation® side of the Challenge was won by Sherry Murphy of Montana State University – Billings (taught by Professor Pat Holman). The other teams reaching the finals are listed in order of their cumulative profits:

2nd Place: Carol Christopher, Kenneth Collins and Samuel Soderman; University of Houston Downtown; Professor Steven Maranville

3rd Place: James Rutere, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Professor Gary Barbour

4th Place: Derek Bealby, Matthew Saari and Megan Scanlan, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Walter Einstein

5th Place: Robert Bachand, Western Michigan University; Professor David Flanagan

“This Challenge is an effective way for these students to apply everything they have learned and to hone their skills before they begin working with real businesses,” said Dan Smith, president of Management Simulations, Inc.® and a professor at DePaul University, Chicago. “The Challenge participants list grows year after year because it places every student and every school at the same starting gates and the best team wins. Some students even use the rankings in this competition as a resume booster because it shows competency and drive.

“It was great fun, a meaningful experience and a worthwhile effort.”

This was the 12th Capstone® and Foundation® International Challenge that Management Simulations, Inc.® has hosted. The Competition this year included teams from dozens of countries worldwide including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Korea, Lebanon, Portugal, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States. A complete list of past winners is available at http://www.capsim.com.

Management Simulations, Inc.®

Management Simulations, Inc.® is the world’s leading provider of on-line business simulations. Their Capstone® Business Simulation, the best selling business simulation ever created, and their Foundation® Business Simulation, have been adopted by teachers at Northwestern, Wharton, UC Berkeley, Harvard and 500+ other fine schools. Capstone also is used by leading businesses, such as Allstate, General Electric, General Motors, TransUnion and PricewaterhouseCoopers, for management and executive training.

Management Simulations® was founded in 1986. More information about the company is available from Rodger Mitchell by calling 1-847-501-2888. Free, online demonstrations of both the Capstone and Foundation Business Simulations also are available by contacting Rodger Mitchell

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