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 CI Connection    
            A publication of CSU Channel Islands 
            Extended  University

            September 2015
 


3 CI MBA teams earn Global Top 100 rankings
in summer '15 Business Strategy Game 
   
Three teams of MBA students in CI's summer BUS 570 course, Competing in a Global Environment, earned Top 100 rankings worldwide in the final week of competition in which 3,081 teams from 189 colleges and universities worldwide participated in a simulated shoe industry contest. CI's teams earned rankings in all four Global Top 100 lists: overall game-to-date score (current year), earnings per share, return on average equity, and stock price.

Leaders of Company "Crox", Ramin Khatami, Nader Nakhai, and Ryan Osinski placed 23rd in Overall Game-To-Date Score with a ranking of 107.5 out of a possible weighted average score of 110 globally. "Crox" also ranked 22nd in earnings per share; and 18th in stock price. Company "Da Bomb", headed by Jennifer Clark, Aaron Birmbaum, and Svenja Schulze, ranked 35th in earnings per share and 36th in stock price.  Paul Dawson, Antony Maschovich, and Melissa Whitacre of Company "Foot Fetish", ranked 38th in earnings per share and 48th in stock price.    
  
The Global Business Strategy Game (BSG) pits teams across borders from various Universities and Colleges in a simulated shoe industry competition. Students team up to determine the best product mix, pricing, operations, marketing, socially conscious and financial factors to help them succeed in a competitive marketplace across four regions around the world: North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin American and Europe-Africa. Live currency exchange rates add to the dynamic environment.  

Company Crox
  (l to r) Dr. Jim Hornbuckle, Nader Nakhai, Ramin Khatami, Ryan Osinski


Company Da Bomb
(l to r) Dr. Jim Hornbuckle, Jennifer Clark, Svenja Schulze, Aaron Birnbaum 


Company Foot Fetish
(l to r) Dr. Jim Hornbuckle, Melissa Whitacre, Antony Maschovich, Paul Dawson 



 

 





DEAN EVANS 
 

Friday, October 2, 2015
12pm - 1:30pm
Malibu Hall 100, Camarillo Campus 

Free of charge - includes lunch
CEO, LotLinx. With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, most recently as CMO of Subaru of America, Inc., Evans joined LotLinx in 2014. LotLinx provides a technology platform that directly links car shoppers from search engines and automotive research sites to dealership listings, avoiding lead forms on third-party sites such as AutoTrader.com and Cars.com. As CEO, he oversees strategic direction, customer relations and the company's Vehicle Display Network.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

October Information Sessions

MBA at Thousand Oaks
Thursday, October 8, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Camarillo Campus, El Dorado Hall #108

MBA at Santa Barbara
Thursday, October 22, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Goleta Campus
5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220 
 
MS-Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS-Biotechnology
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

November Information Sessions

MBA at Santa Barbara
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Goleta Campus
5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220



Contact

Santa Barbara and Goleta programs
Melissa Whitacre 
(805) 312-6367 

Thousand Oaks and 
Camarillo  Campus programs
Andrew Conley  
(805) 497-3921 


September Information Sessions

BS/BUS-to-MBA at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 - 1:00pm
SBCC Campus 
721 Cliff Drive 

BS Business at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 - 1:00pm
SBCC Campus 
721 Cliff Drive 

BA Psychology at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 - 1:00pm
SBCC Campus 
721 Cliff Drive 

October Information Sessions

BA Psychology at Santa Barbara
Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 - 1:00pm 
SBCC Campus, Stadium Press Box 1
721 Cliff Drive 

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Goleta Campus
5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220

BS Business at Santa Barbara
Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 - 1:00pm
SBCC Campus, Stadium Press Box 1
721 Cliff Drive 

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Goleta Campus
5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220

BS/BUS-to-MBA at Santa Barbara
Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 - 1:00pm
SBCC Campus, Stadium Press Box 1
721 Cliff Drive 

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Goleta Campus
5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220




together we go further
Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University