SWU business majors are tops in international competition
Three Southern Wesleyan University business majors took top honors in an international business strategy competition.
Chris Newton, Justin Brooks and Phillip Boyer finished the BSG-Online Game and tied for first place with 25 other teams from around the world. Newton is from Merritt, British Columbia, Canada; Brooks is from Williamston, S.C.; and Boyer is from Central, S.C.
The Business Strategy Game involved 2,904 teams from 214 colleges and universities worldwide. The participants do not all complete the game at the same time.
According to Dr. John Frazier, associate professor of business at SWU, the Southern Wesleyan team had the highest possible game-to-date score of 110 points. This score is calculated on a 50-50 weighting of investor expectations and a Best in Industry Standard.
Frazier said the game is an online simulation of an actual business.
“It gives them as realistic an opportunity as you can get in running a business from a simulation standpoint,” Frazier said. “You get to see impact of some of the decisions you make.” He added that the students learn about monetary exchange rates and how they affect imports and exports.
“It’s not 100 percent real world, but it’s as close as you can get,” Frazier said.