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USP- Majuro campus students takes 27th rank in global business simulation game competition

The GLO-BUS simulation was introduced as part of the teaching method and exercise for Strategic Management course taught by Dr. Saroj Kumar Datta for MBA level students attending the University of South Pacific at the Marshall Islands campus.  The GLO-BUS competition is designed to put the students in the CEO seat and allows them to make their own decisions and implement their strategies of running a billion dollar corporation.  The competition is designed to teach strategic analysis and real time decision making by using GLO-BUS simulation tool (patented by the GLO-BUS team) and played by the students under the guidance of Dr. Datta who ensured that the students grasp the concepts of strategic management with its analysis.choice and implementation.

The Majuro, RMI USP Cohort was split into six teams of two/three co-managers for the GLO-BUS competition.  The teams are then pitted against each other and scored on their performance on how well they managed their companies against each other in class.  Not only did the teams try to out maneuver each other in class, but they also were able to see how their strategies and decision making ranked against other teams across the globe.  Their scores were tallied up against other top tier schools in the world in real time.  Over 2000 schools participated in the tournament from all over the world.

One of the Majuro, RMI Cohort team Cybertronics was comprised of Dr. Jofiliti T.S B Tuiloma, who has a medical background in dentistry and hails from Fiji, and Jackey Salomon, whose background is in banking and hospitality, and hails from FSM and RMI.  The partners had worked together on past projects during their MBA journey and were familiar with each otherís personality and traits.  This was one of the critical aspects of formulating a winning team.  

The team sputtered in the beginning of the competition.  In fact, after the first practice round, the Cybertronics company was dead last in the class ranking with negative results across the board.  After the first practice round, and with such disappointing results, the Cybertronics partners met and decided to do a strategy makeover to improve their standings.  They studied their rivals tactics and strategies and changed their attack plan based on their research.  With a new strategy, Jofiliti  and Jackey implemented their new attack strategy and started to climb the standings in class.  They eventually climbed to the #1 ranking in the class at the end of the practice rounds.  When the scoring rounds started, team Cybertonics, with their new business strategy, held the #1 ranking all the way to the end of the class competition.

From the beginning of the GLO-BUS tournament, the partnerís focused on the rivals in class.  They monitored closely their class rivals and their progress and their actions.  So it came as a surprise to the partners that team Cybertronics was ranked in the top 100 worldwide.  This is an important truth that they learned.  You donít need to travel thousands of miles around the world to find motivation that can build you up, most of the times, its right in front of you.  Team Cybertronics broke the top 50 and finally peaked at 27th world wide in the GLO-BUS competition and was named Industry Champions by the GLO-BUS creators and founders.  This is such a great honor for the partners representing the University of South Pacific RMI campus.


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