Avila Business Students post a Global Top 100 Performance! Avila senior business students recently earned a Global Top 100 ranking for their simulation company's Overall Score performance of the week (11/25/13-12/1/13)!
In the Business Strategy Game (BSG), student groups team manage an athletic footwear company that produces and markets both branded and private-label footwear and competes head-to-head against footwear companies run by other class teams in a simulated global marketplace. Each team is responsible for assessing market conditions, determining strategic and tactical courses of action for all functional areas of the business.
The Business Strategy Game is an integral part of the business capstone course and is used along with the ETS Field test for School of Business assessment purposes. We are quite proud of our students for such an excellent performance — one that reflects well on them and the caliber of instruction that they are receiving at Avila University.
Congratulations to team members Charles Jones and Joe Scott and Professor Daniel George!
2013 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ACADEMIC HONOR AWARD WINNERS:
Cassie Bruner Overland Park, KS
Avila faves: My favorite thing about Avila is how small the classes sizes were. This allowed for all of my questions to be answered in class and the teachers made sure that everyone had a clear understanding of the material.
Update/ Plans: I had an internship with RCHA this summer and I am going to continue working there full time once I graduate.
Shawna Westphal Carbondale, KS
Avila faves: I love the small classes at Avila. It not only lets you get closer to your professors, but your classmates as well. In 4 years here I have met many other students who have helped me grow and learn.
Update/Plans: I currently work for a start-up company, and am eager to see them grow and expand into a successful business. I was hired full time after completing an internship!
Sarah Kauffman Jefferson City, MO
Avila faves: I love how we have small classes. I really feel like my teachers truly want me to succeed and have helped me in any way they can.
Update/Plans: After I graduate, I plan on moving to Versailles, MO where my fiancee and I own a house. I plan on getting a job either in Jefferson City or in Osage.
Kevin Booker Wichita, KS
Accounting | Randall William Sowers Award
Avila faves: The best thing about Avila to me was being able to receive invaluable one-on-one attention in the classroom while also getting to experience the perks of going to school in a big city.
Update/Plans: I will be attending Kansas University in the fall to receive my Masters degree in Accounting, and then hopefully attaining my CPA license the following summer. I plan on starting my career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Fall of 2014.
Lisa York Raymore, MO
Marketing and Management
Avila faves: The best aspect about Avila University is the wide array of opportunities. For being a smaller school Avila offers a lot of different experiences for students such as: collegiate sports, Student Scholar Day to present research, etiquette dinners, community service programs, travel abroad, and much more. I felt like I got several of the benefits of a large school but at Avila’s small intimate setting where you are never a number and the teachers care about you on a personal level.
Update/Plans: I am currently pursuing my MBA in Health Care Administration and Project Management Certificate at Avila University while working as a Graduate Assistant to the Student Life Department. Ultimately I would love a job working with people and coordinating events.