nine area high schools converged in Eberly College on March 20, 2014, for the Junior Achievement
Titan Business Challenge.
Achievement Titan Business Challenge was designed to release student creativity,
test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free
enterprise system,” Kelli Ruiz, director of Education for the Junior
Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, said.
three students were matched with business consultants and taught the nuances of
running a global business.
challenge consisted of three rounds, each representing a business quarter. The
first round was five minutes, and the rounds shortened by one minute as the challenge
teams strategized to operate the most successful global business by making real
economic decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, and
research and development, which they do online in the highly competitive
industry of the fictional Holo-Generator.
or failure of the teams’ virtual business hinges on the key decisions made by
the students, Ruiz said.
learned how to make and applied business decisions and interacted and learned
from business leaders.
were also introduced to industry reports, balance sheets, profit and loss
statements, and market conditions.
program benefits students by teaching them how to make business decisions,”
the competition, door prizes and student awards were handed out. First place
won $100 per person, second place won $50 per person, third place won $25 per
person, and fourth place won $20 per person.
included gift cards to local eateries, Walmart and Sheetz.
Junior Achievement of Western PA connects corporate and
community volunteers with young people to inspire them and prepare them to
succeed in a global economy.
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology