A team of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) iMBA students recently achieved one of the highest scores worldwide in the Business Strategy Simulation (BSG), a web-based competition that offers students hands-on experience with the global marketplace.
Jefferson’s virtually managed company, named C-Highborn and led by students Syed Kazmi and Love Karia, obtained the second highest score in several competition categories, besting more than 3,800 teams globally.
BSG is part of the capstone strategy course at Jefferson’s School of Business Administration. Student teams, which inherit successfully managed companies, compete against each other. They make decisions, experiment with strategic thinking and apply business skills acquired throughout the entire iMBA program in creating and implementing a strategy.
“It’s a complex environment and requires a heavy upfront investment in time to learn the simulation,” said Irina Stoyneva, Jefferson assistant professor of management, who teaches the course. “Once the students get the knack of it, they can really demonstrate their creativity and decision-making skills. The C-Highborn team leaders, Love and Syed, were instrumental in delivering an outstanding performance and helped their team advance ahead of others from top universities.”