MBA STUDENT NAMED GRAND CHAMPION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY COMPETITION
MBA student Aaron Hall was a first place winner in Global Business Strategy in The Business Strategy Game International competition. He outperformed other outstanding students at business schools across the world in a by-invitation-only international contest conducted over a two-week period in December, 2009.
Hall attended MAN 6516 - the MBA capstone business strategy course taught by Dr. Blaine Lawlor, Assistant Professor, Management/ MIS in the fall 2009 semester. As a winner of the strategy competition in that class, Hall's team was invited to compete in the December 2009 Business Strategy International [BSI].
BSI is a global online competition among student teams that have placed first at their respective schools in The Business Strategy Game simulation exercise. A total of 475 international teams were invited to participate and 74 teams accepted. Those 74 participating teams were divided into seven groups which competed against each other. The best team in each of seven groups earned the designation of Grand Champion. Hall represented UWF as a team of one member and earned the Grand Champion designation in his group. He beat out teams from the University of Alabama, University of Johannesburg in South Africa, Universidad de Lima in Peru and Escuela Bancaria y Commercial in Mexico.