Business Student Places 4th Worldwide in Capsim Challenge; 4th Consecutive Top Six Finalist

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Career readiness and good decision-making are demonstrated through the impressive performance of our students in the Foundation Business Simulation, also known as Capsim. Max Pigza, a junior specializing in accounting and finance, captured fourth place spring semester, prevailing over hundreds of the world’s best challengers.

This is the fourth consecutive semester that a BGSU business student finished in the Top Six in the final round. In fact, for nine semesters since fall 2013, a BGSU business student has been in the Top Six, an impressive achievement that few, if any, universities have matched. This demonstrates the high caliber of our business students to be career ready and make decisions so companies can position themselves for success.

“My current career goal,” states Pigza, “is to end up as an accountant for a business. Capsim showed me how all segments of an industry run.”

The Capsim program replicates a real-life business scenario through a simulation to better assess participants’ skills and abilities. It also allows students to practice specific skills and build the business intelligence that is behind today’s successful companies.

Pigza is pictured with his accounting professor, Jim Zeigler, who along with fellow accounting professor Brian Rohrs, have been the driving force behind preparing the students for the competition.