Business Students Among 'Global Top 100' in Weekly Online Competition

(LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 25, 2015) — Two teams of business students at McKendree University’s Louisville campus received national recognition recently, earning a Global Top 100 ranking for their companies’ GLO-BUS performance. GLO-BUS is an online exercise in which teams of students run a digital camera company in head-to-head competition against companies run by other class members, competing in a global market arena.

McKendree associate faculty member Craig Fairfield uses the online simulation tool in his Business Strategy and Policy class. During the week of Feb. 16-22, 2,312 teams from 139 colleges and universities participated in the GLO-BUS simulation worldwide. Each Monday GLO-BUS compiles and posts lists of the prior week’s best-performing companies worldwide based on each of four measures: overall score (current year), earnings per share, return on average equity, and stock price.

Jennifer Boomershine, Allen Lanning, Rosa Morales and Brian Steffen, co-managers of B-ella Images (Company B), were among the week’s Global Top 100 performers based on the following performance criteria the week of Feb. 16-22:

  • $16 earnings per share, 12th best worldwide.
  • At 78.8 percent return on equity, sixth best.
  • $278.97 stock price, eighth best. 

Joe Francke, Adrien McCarty and John Posten, co-managers of Digital Works (Company D), earned their Top 100 ranking based on the following:

  • $21.36 earnings per share, third best performance of the week, worldwide.
  • 48.7 percent return on equity, tied for the 34th.
  • $212.87 stock price, 19th best. 


McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses offer an associate degree in business administration and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, marketing, accounting, management and human resources; computer information systems, information technology, nursing and organizational communications. The master’s program includes human resource management, international business, business administration, nursing management and nursing education.

Founded in 1828, McKendree University is a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media. Classes begin each month in Louisville and Radcliff.