USF business students earn globally high simulation score

Business Strategy Game
University of Saint Francis business students (from left) Eric Jaszarowski, Dzenana Sakinovic and Tate Dishman will participate in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global competition among high performing student business teams around the world, beginning May 5.

May 1, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - University of Saint Francis (USF) business students Tate Dishman, Eric Jaszarowski and Dzenana Sakinovic recently completed the Business Strategy Game by McGraw-Hill/Irwin Inc. with the highest score globally, along with 43 other teams. Almost 6,000 teams from 323 colleges and universities participated in the simulation exercise during spring semester. The simulation is an integral part of the business strategy course required for all upper division business students.

USF’s business strategy class finished the simulation exercise with an average score of 93, which is 10 points (one-letter grade) above the global average. “The overall performance of the class is an indication of extremely hard work by the students, the valuable real-world experience gained through internships and co-ops, and a committed faculty who strive for teaching excellence,” said Dr. Shawn Ambrose, director of undergraduate programs for USF’s Keith Busse School of Business.

The USF team has accepted an invitation to participate in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global competition among high performing teams around the world, beginning May 5. “We are honored to have this opportunity to represent the University of Saint Francis in the invitational,” Sakinovic said. “Our success reflects our professors, our classmates and our time at USF. The lowest score of our class was well above the global average. Since we have already been competing against the best globally, the global invitational will be no different than what we have been doing the last 10 weeks in class.”

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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