Junior Achievement’s 2016 Regional Titan
Competition was held on March 10 at the Eberly
College of Business and
Information Technology on IUP’s main campus. There were 43 teams in attendance,
including 118 students and 16 teachers, from nine school
districts across Southwestern Pennsylvania.
JA Titan is uniquely
designed to unleash
student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system.
These high school student teams strategized to operate the most successful global businesses.
Students made real economic decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research
and development. Each round of
competition simulated a business
quarter and allowed students to manage and operate
their own virtual
business, and the success or failure
of the company depended on the key decisions made by the students.
The top three teams included:
“We really enjoy hosting
this event each year for the students and their teachers,” said Cyndy Strittmatter, assistant dean for Administration. “It is a real opportunity for us to showcase
the campus and the Eberly
facility, while providing
students with an opportunity to further develop their business acumen.”