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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Students make good business decisions

Some Pittsburg State University students have demonstrated they are pretty savvy about making business decisions. Four students in Tom Box’s Business Policy class recently scored among the top 25 teams worldwide in an online business simulation test. Box, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in PSU’s Kelce College of Business, said about 2,500 teams from around the world participated in the simulation.

The students are Jacob Boan, a senior accounting major from Overland Park, Kan.; Pierce Curran, a senior management major from Clarksville, Ark.; Steve Erdman, a senior management major from Pittsburg, Kan.; and Matt Pappas, a senior finance major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

The simulation exam, GLO-BUS, published and marketed by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Inc., is an exercise designed to test students’ knowledge about a wide variety of aspects of running a company. According to the GLO-BUS Web site, the exam helps students “understand how the functional pieces of a business fit together, provides valuable practice in crafting profitable growth strategies, (and) sharpens (their) business judgment.”

For more on GLO-BUS, go to their Web site at http://www.glo-bus.com/.
For more on programs in the Kelce College of Business, visit http://www.pittstate.edu/cob/

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