MOBILE, Ala. – Three University of Mobile business majors earned Global Top 100 ranking in an international business simulation game and will go on to an invitation-only global competition this summer.
As part of their Strategic Management course with Assistant Professor of Accounting Kathy Dunning in the School of Business, students achieved or tied for the best overall score performance of the week worldwide for three consecutive weeks in the Business Simulation Game. Team members are Kyle Moran of Mobile, AL, a senior majoring in computer information systems; Christian Harris of Dunlap, TN, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management; and Philipp Patt of Cologne, Germany, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance.
Business Simulation Game is played by university students across the United States and around the world. Students at these universities are divided into groups within their classrooms and each individual group operates a fictitious athletic footwear company. The students’ company must produce and market branded and private-label footwear, while competing with other groups of students within the classroom and across the world.
Rankings are based on the company’s performance in Earnings Per Share, Return on Equity and Stock Price. Moran, Harris and Patt’s group not only tied for the best overall score – their Earnings Per Share totaled $44.47 and their Stock Price of $1001.51 are considered the best performances worldwide for the week. Additionally, their Return on Average Equity of 40.3 percent tied for 66th best worldwide performance of the week.
The game provides students hands-on experience in managerial roles. The competition element encourages students to employ strategic, analytical and decision-making skills they learn in class.
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.
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