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MUM’s MBA students finish Global Simulation in top percentile

Sep 18, 2017

A team of MBA accounting students from Maharishi University of Management recently finished in the 92nd percentile in an online decision-making simulation that involved 1,125 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide.

The team included John Ortaliza from the Philippines, Rithy Um from Cambodia, and Elias Mengistu from Ethiopia.

This is the 12th consecutive time that at least one group of MBA students from M.U.M. has finished in the top 10th percentile since they began participating in the simulation in 2011. Other U.S. universities that finished in the top 10th percentile in this window of the competition included Brigham Young University, Indiana University, University of Georgia, Drake University, Ohio University, and Seton Hall University.

In the Capsim Capstone Simulation, points are earned through well-defined metrics in four areas of performance: customer, financial, internal business processes, and learning/growth.

The students manage short-term and long-term metrics across eight rounds of decision-making, with each round representing one year. This entails using their knowledge of marketing, finance, operations, human resources, accounting, problem-solving, and data analysis. Team performance depends on their ability to analyze data and financial statements across eight years of business activities.

While not a real-time competition per se, the ongoing simulation allows MBA teams to compare their performance with other MBA teams who have participated the previous six-month period from the end date of the last round of decisions.

Printed with permission from The Review, Maharishi University of Management’s electronic newsletter.


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