MBA Program Shines for 10th Consecutive Year

March 7th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Practice makes perfect, and Plymouth State University’s graduate business students have again excelled in a national competition. PSU teams took three graduate level awards, one in each available category, at the annual Case of the Year national competition. The winners were announced at the National SBI Case of the Year Competition conference held in San Diego, Calif., February 16.

This marks the tenth consecutive year that MBA students from PSU’s Small Business Institute® have won at least a second place in the nationwide competition among graduate business students.

SBI Director Craig Zamzow noted this year’s accomplishments are impressive, given the level of competition.

“The competition was significantly more intense this year due to a heavy amount of recruiting on behalf of the national organization and our students still set records,” said Zamzow. “The SBI faculty set standards for the competition, but the students do all of the work. We’ve enjoyed a lot of success over the years, which I attribute to the students dedication to doing a high level of work.”

The PSU winners are:

AeroSat Avionics, Inc. Team – Graduate Specialized Category – Third Place

The team wrote a proposal for automotive mobile networking, a new program that could be used in cars to distribute information while en route. As part of the project, the team conducted an in- depth analysis of several markets and focused on one as a priority recommendation to AeroSat. The proposal was created by Dave Grose, Doriana Klumick, Bob Kingman and Matt Krause.

Craig Zamzow, Faculty Advisor

Bradford Veneer and Paneling Team – Graduate Comprehensive Category – Third Place

The team created a marketing plan for a line of laptop computer lap boards in several styles. This product is available on the PSU Alumni web site for purchase. They also developed a plan for manufacturing, marketing and delivering a line of home entertainment furniture. The team included Samantha Stalnaker, James Dean and Bob McGeough.

Craig Zamzow, Faculty Advisor

Portsmouth Social Club – Startup Business Plan Category – Second Place

The Portsmouth Social Club was a startup business plan for a proposed new business in downtown Portsmouth, N.H. It included comprehensive financial information, marketing and operations plans. It was developed by Doriana Klumick.

The PSU chapter of the Small Business Institute® was formed in 1972, and Zamzow says the continued accomplishments of the students prove the value of the program.

“Our MBA students stack up with the best, anywhere,” Zamzow said.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes

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