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UH-V business students bring home top honors

Dec. 18, 2010 at 6:18 a.m.

Taking top prize in the simulation competition at the UHV Fall MBA Conference, from left, are Arturo Solis-Godinez, of Sugar Land; Paul Wenz of Richmond; Tram Dang, of Stafford; Gabriel Yemidale, of Houston and Alan Laurence, of Richmond.

SUGAR LAND - Nine University of Houston-Victoria students brought home awards from the recent Fall Master of Business Administration Conference at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land.

Ninety-five UHV School of Business Administration students participated in the conference, which is the culmination of the Strategic MBA program. Students enrolled in "Seminar in Strategic Management," the program's capstone course, attended the event.

Winning top honors was the team of Kesava Chakka, Richard Lee and Akisha Lakes, all of Katy; and Mukhtadar Khan, of Sugar Land.

The winning team for the simulation competition was Tram Dang, of Stafford; Alan Laurence and Paul Wenz of Richmond; Arturo Solis-Godinez, of Sugar Land; and Gabriel Yemidale, of Houston.

A central part of the MBA Conference is the student competitions. The MBA Conference features two tracks: the case competition, in which student teams apply what they learned in the program to real-world business situations; and the simulation competition, where student teams turn struggling companies into successful, profitable businesses.

Teams are evaluated on organization, subject knowledge, quality and use of visual aids, audience interaction, public speaking and teamwork. After beginning in 2003, the conference has become a tradition each semester in the business school, and it includes a luncheon for the newly minted MBAs.

Teams participating in this year's case competition prepared analyses on the Walt Disney Co.

Winning team members will receive certificates, and their names will appear on a plaque in the School of Business Administration main office in Victoria. They also will be recognized at a reception celebrating their achievements. Members of all winning teams will be invited to participate as panelists at future case competitions, evaluating other MBA students.



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