Business Majors Place in International Competition

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bethany Marchetti, Westminster College senior business administration major, and Matthew Saines, senior business administration and accounting major, tied for 55th place in the Best Overall Score in The Business Strategy Game for the week ending Sept. 28.

Working together as "Team EequalsMCsquared," Marchetti and Saines are students in a class taught by Dr. Jacque King, Westminster assistant professor of business. Their team is one of 1,970 teams from 133 colleges and universities throughout the world participating this semester.

Marchetti is a daughter of Bruce and Lauren Marchetti of South Park and a graduate of South Park High School.

Saines is a son of George and MaryAnn Saines of New Castle and a graduate of Neshannock High School.

The Business Strategy Game is an online exercise where class members are divided into teams and assigned the task of running an athletic footwear company in competition against companies managed by other class members. Company operations parallel those of actual athletic footwear companies who compete in a global market, selling athletic footwear in four geographic regions-Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

All aspects of The Business Strategy Game parallel the functioning of the real-world athletic footwear market, allowing students to think rationally and logically in making decisions and receive valuable practice in making a variety of business decisions under circumstances that mirror real-world competitive conditions. Visit www.bsg-online.com for more information.

Contact King at (724) 946-7163 or e-mail kingjl@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

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