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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:50am

Two teams of MBA students in Saunders College of Business’ Competitive Strategy course in earned Top 100 designations for their performances running companies using the GLO-BUS simulator.

Student co-managers of the Billionaire Blazers and Apricot were honored based on GLO-BUS performance variables including overall score, earnings per share, return-on-investment and stock price. The Glo-Bus simulation strategy game is an online exercise where teams of students put strategy and decision-making skills to the test as they develop business plans and compete against each other for market share. Each week, Glo-Bus lists the top 100 Global Performers in four categories: overall score, earnings per share, return on equity and stock price.

Student members of Apricot are Haoyu Chen, an MBA student from China; Adam Mancuso, an MBA student from Rochester, N.Y; and James Schmidt, an MBA student from Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Pictured, from left to right, are the Billionaire Blazers: Caitlin Murphy, an MBA student from Rochester, N.Y.; Josiah Bonifas, an MBA student from Bronx, N.Y.; dt ogilvie, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship, Saunders College of Business; and Edward Tetteh, an MBA student from Ghana.

ogilvie has used the GLO-BUS exercises for years and says that “they provide functional expertise in a variety of areas and give a realistic picture of running a company. Students also recognize that many skill sets are essential to the company’s success and that decisions are not made in isolation.”

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