A team of four University of Manitoba MBA students placed second out of 522 teams at the Capstone International Fall 2009 Challenge.
Arthur Berdichevsky, Glenn Karr, Dustin Springett and Rob Tetrault competed in the Capstone Simulation, a comprehensive, online interactive game for multiple rounds in managing a company with sales of over $100 million.
In the simulation the student’s acted as the top-executive team, making decisions about research and development, marketing, production, and finance. They also use advanced modules in marketing, human resource management, and total quality management. They were coached by Parshotam Dass, associate professor of business administration at the Asper School of Business.
Teams from North America, Europe, and Asia, are judged by their performance on a balanced scorecard consisting of financial, customer, internal business process, and learning and growth measures. The Capstone Business Simulation Challenge is a global online competition held in the spring and fall semester each year (the most recent event concluded on November 15).
The competition is hosted by Capsim Management Simulations, Inc, the world’s largest provider of business simulations to university students. This year, it was won by a team from India.
For more information contact Sean Moore, public affairs, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (firstname.lastname@example.org).