Xavier MBA Student Earns Highest Score in the World

August 4, 2010

Xavier graduate Zachary Cornelius earned the highest score in the world in the summer 2010 Business Strategy Game competition, in which he participated as an MBA student at Xavier.

Cornelius is a Service Delivery Consultant for the HP Enterprise Services Organization. He earned his MBA in management information systems from Xavier’s Williams College of Business in May 2010, graduating summa cum laude. He lives in Cincinnati.

“Xavier MBA students have performed very well in recent years,” says Daewoo Park, chair and professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Xavier. “Zachary is one of them. Working as an entrepreneur instead of on a team, he outperformed players worldwide in the BSG summer 2010 competition, offered May through June. We are very proud of him.”

According to the game’s website, the Business Strategy Game is a hands-on capstone learning exercise that draws together the information and lessons of prior courses. Students gain “useful experience and practice in assessing business risk, analyzing industry and competitive conditions, making decisions from a companywide perspective, thinking strategically about a company's market position and the kinds of actions it will take to improve it, developing strategies and revising them in light of changing conditions, and applying what has been learned in business school.”

The Williams College of Business at Xavier University is recognized as a preeminent business school nationally and the best business school in the region for transforming students into successful, ethical business leaders who achieve their fullest potential for the betterment of themselves, their colleagues, and society. It has been nationally recognized for its outstanding educational experiences and the success of its students and faculty. As the reputation of the College grows, its commitment to the Greater Cincinnati community and the WCB stakeholders remains strong. For more information about Xavier’s Williams College of Business MBA, visit http://www.xavier.edu/williams/mba/.