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Business Students Add Corporate Win to their Resumes

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Brendan Wiley of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Meir Cohen of Bar-Ilan University, have a new credential to inspire recruiters: they can show they’ve piloted a multi-million dollar company to market dominance in a competitive international industry.

Brendan and Meir won the international business simulation competition The 2018 Capsim Fall Challenge in November. Along with ten other finalists they triumphed over hundreds of students from universities around the world, competing in the final weekend battle for supremacy. Each of the finalists demonstrated their ability to apply the business theory they’ve studied at university in a practical situation.

President of Capsim Reda Chafai said just competing in the Capsim Challenge was testament to a student’s commitment to understanding business. “The Capsim Challenge comes at the most hectic time of the semester,” he said. “Students who take time out to challenge themselves in this international tournament during the assessment period show a clear enthusiasm for business.”

With Capsim simulations taught in more than 900 business schools worldwide, the biannual Challenge attracts students from India, Europe, Australia, Africa and throughout the Americas.

The 2018 Fall Challenge finalists are below – all winners past and present are listed in the Capsim Hall of Fame at http://www.capsim.com/events/challenge/#/hof.

Foundation Challenge

Place University Name Participant Name(s) Professor
1st University of Texas at Dallas Brendan Wiley Larry Chasteen
2nd Bowling Green State University Aaron Price Brian Rohrs
3rd University of California – Davis Don Tran  Keisha Nichols
4th University of Texas at Arlington Rehankhan Daya Dwight Long
5th Brigham Young University – Idaho Ethan Rentz Derick Rhoton
6th Sabanci University Orhun Bugra Eren Enes Akyüz

Capstone Challenge

Place University Name Participant Name(s) Professor
1st Bar-Ilan University Meir Cohen Raveh Harush
2nd Dominican University Anthony Nasca Derek Ruth
3rd Adelphi University Pham Thi Phuong Linh Michael Baird
4th Thammasat University Nont Chucheepchuenkamol Art Science
5th Western Governors University Laura Jenkins Judy Austin
6th S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Divya Katragadda
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