Salem State business students tie for first in international online business strategy simulation

Three local students in Salem State’s Bertolon School of Business have achieved success recently, competing against business students from around the globe.

Felippe Gorgati (of Peabody), Michael Donahue (Danvers) and Ashley Souther (Newbury) all of whom are students in Assistant Professor Alice de Koning’s Business & Strategy class, placed in the Global Top 100 last week, tied for first place, in Glo-Bus’s online business strategy simulation.

Glo-Bus is a total enterprise online strategy simulation used at university business schools and as a corporate level training tool, through which students manage a virtual company competing in a global marketplace. Faced with many of the same decisions real company managers must make, students manage every functional area of the business, including global distribution, human resources. marketing, finance and cash flow, corporate social responsibility, quality control, product design, and production operations.

This semester, there are 2,394 teams playing on 134 campuses worldwide.