This September, a team from Saint Mary’s Professional MBA program placed in the top 25 in the Global Business Simulation Strategy Game (GLO-BUS), beating out schools from across world. A team from Professor Kim Clark’s San Ramon cohort made up of Monique Gatson, Nory Goyes, Meher Venigalla and Menelaos Zotos scored 106.5 points in the week of September 9-15, enough land them in a tie for the 22nd best overall game-to-date score of the week, worldwide.
GLO-BUS is an online business simulation game where teams of students run a digital camera company in head-to-head competition against other classes from across the world. Players are evaluated in five categories: earnings per share, credit rating, stock price, return on equity, and image rating. The business strategy simulation mirrors competitive, real-world conditions, and rewards players for using logic to make sound business decisions.
On the simulation and the success of her students, Professor Clark said, “The simulation is an excellent tool to apply and integrate knowledge, skills and critical thinking to real-life situations. Unlike a classroom setting, simulation allows learners to function in an environment that is close as possible to an actual situation and provides them with an opportunity to ‘think on their feet, not in their seat.’”
“I cannot be more proud of their achievement,” added Clark.