MBA-Absolvent gewinnt globale Competition "Best Strategy Invitational"
MBA graduate Alexander Wiebe of the University of West Florida (UWF) has earned the title of “Grand Champion” in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global online competition that pits student teams against each other as they operate simulated athletic footwear companies. More than 600 institutions participate in the competition each year.
In the online business game, Alexander Wiebe competed against ten student teams from USA, Australia, India and other countries in successfully growing an athletic footwear company. The students were charged with making strategic decisions based on a list of specific criteria. They earned points based on their company’s performance compared to the best in the industry.
Student teams must first win the Best Strategy Game, a class competition hosted at their respective institutions, to be invited to the international game. At UWF, the competition is hosted as part of the Capstone MBA Strategy course, taught by Dr. Blaine Lawlor.
Alexander Wiebe credits the UWF MBA Program, as well as specifically the Capstone MBA Strategy class, for providing him with the knowledge he needed to win the competition:
“The business simulation game was a great experience, because it offered a glimpse on how it must be as CEO of a company. In our course with Dr. Lawlor we learned various strategic approaches for making business decisions, which proved to be a great asset in winning the competition. As the simulation involved a broad variety of decisions from production to marketing, these strategies could be directly applied and measured for success. One special learning experience for me was the realization that once success of a company depends on economic criteria, it becomes increasingly difficult to value activities that do not provide to the financial success. I hope that should I ever be in a position to make such difficult decisions, I can look back and remember that a company must also consider its social responsibility.“