The recent success of University of Jamestown students in a business simulation reinforces what those acquainted with the College already know: graduates are well-equipped to compete on a global scale.
Students in Debi Piscitiello’s Strategic Management class are participating in “GLO-BUS,” a computer-based exercise modeled to reflect the globally competitive digital camera industry.
Teams of students run their own companies in head-to-head competition against other students’ companies. There are 32,000 students, 1,500 classes/sections, 300 colleges/universities in 30 countries participating. Students gain valuable experience in making a variety of different business decisions under circumstances that mirror real-world competitive conditions.
The “Alpha Cams” team of Michael Cumber, Scott Johnson, Anu Siva, and Stacy Swenson placed 88th in Return on Equity performance. The “DFlashers” team of Celene Eccles, Allison Roper, Mitch Stevens, and Blake Stewart had an Overall Game to Date score that tied them at 77th and placed 89th in Earning Per Share.
“These groups have placed in the top 100 out of 32,000 students in the world,” Piscitiello says. “This is a direct reflection of the type of education students get here at University of Jamestown.”