International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

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Beginning in early February, the 2014 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition will be run remotely for ten weeks and then culminate in its intensive on-site phase in Anaheim, CA on April 24-26. University business students have been competing in the ICBSC each year since 1965 when the Competition was first held at the University of Nevada in Reno.

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Mission Statement

The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition is a challenging competitive event that serves universities, their students and the business community. The Competition provides students with an exciting learning experience in which they, in direct competition with other college teams, run a simulated company and have the opportunity to network with business executives and students from around the world. Universities benefit by participating in a program that encourages student engagement, builds school pride and provides their best students with an experience that can jump-start their careers with a resume-building activity. Our business partners benefit by being able to meet and recruit talented individuals who have had the personal and professional growth experience of the ICBSC.

ICBSC News

2014 50th Anniversary Competition Dates Changed!  The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, will begin with its first decision set submissions on February 4, 2014 as scheduled.  The on-site phase in Anaheim, California has been changed from April 17-19 to April 24-26, 2014 to avoid a conflict with Easter weekend.  Last year, 29 teams organized into six worlds — three undergraduate and three MBA  – competed.  To see a full list of all 2013 trophy winners, please click here.  

Michael Solt, Dean of College of Business Administration, CSULB

The College of Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach, is proud to be the host of this extraordinary competition.

Dave Fritzsche, Operations Director

Ron Jensen launched the first intercollegiate business gaming competition at Emory University in 1964 based upon the Boston College Game.

Annette Lohman

Annette Lohman, Administrative Director

The 50th Anniversary International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition will commence with its remote phase in early February of 2014 and culminate on April 24-26, 2014 in Anaheim, California with a three-day intensive phase concluding with an awards banquet.