University of Mobile Business Students Earn Global Top 100 Rank in Business Simulation Game

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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.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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