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 Date: May 13, 2009 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV business students perform well in international competition


 

Two teams of graduate students in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration earned several recognitions in an international business competition during the spring semester.

 

The teams, each composed of three students in the UHV Global Master of Business Administration program, competed in the Business Strategy Game, an online game where 2,018 teams from 159 colleges and universities around the world ran competing simulated international businesses. In the spring semester, each team managed its own international athletic footwear company.

 

Chasing Footwear, made up of students Jian Zhang and Peng Yu, both of Stafford, and Tina Wang of Lake Jackson, won the following weekly awards during the competition:

  • March 30-April 5 - 94th overall highest score
  • April 20-26 - 75th highest score; 73rd highest stock price
  • April 27-May 3 – 42nd highest score; 39th highest earnings per share; 23rd highest stock price

Delm Foodhold, made up of Onyi Eruchalu of Richmond, Imran Mansia of Stafford, and Youfeng Li of Sugar Land, ranked 51st for return on average equity for the week of April 27-May 3.

 

“These awards show how well our GMBA students can compete in a global economy,” said Jifu Wang, interim dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “These are hands-on working experiences that will help build critical capabilities in our students for their managerial careers. These students will stand out amongst their peers.”

 

All of the participants took UHV’s International Business Strategy course during the spring semester. The students ran their companies in head-to-head competition with other teams. They crafted and implemented operational strategies for four regions: Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

 

Students were challenged to establish a quality market brand, obtain a leadership position in the industry, and achieve good financial performance. The BSG challenges students each semester to apply what they learn in class to a real-world environment.

 

For more information about the GMBA and other business programs offered by the School of Business Administration, go to www.uhv.edu/bus.

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.