SOURCE: Management Simulations, Inc.

October 03, 2005 17:13 ET

Registration Begins for the Capstone / Foundation International Challenge

NORTHFIELD, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 3, 2005 -- Registration for the Capstone / Foundation International Challenge, a worldwide, Internet-based contest for business students will begin Monday, October 3, 2005 and end Friday, October 28, 2005.

The Challenge, based on the Capstone® and Foundation® Business Simulations, involves students from the 500 colleges and universities worldwide, using these programs for management education.

Students form teams to manage simulated corporations. They make decisions in Research and Development, Marketing, Production, Human Resources and Finance. Each simulated corporation competes with five other corporations, for eight simulated years. The winning teams achieve the highest profits, sales, market share, stock price and other measures.

The Challenge, which runs every Spring and Fall, is sponsored by Management Simulations, Inc. (MSI). Dan Smith, president of MSI, said, "More than 200,000 students have used the programs, making them the most popular business simulations in the world. So this year we expect another dramatic increase in entries to the Competition."

"Capstone and Foundation represent the first, and possibly the last, time some students will experience managing a major corporation," says Smith. "That's why they enter the Challenge. They can win only glory, but they experience the joys of learning, managing, teamwork and competition."

The Challenge is free to registered Capstone and Foundation business simulation students. Beginning October 3rd, registrants go to and click "Challenge Registration."

Qualifier rounds will begin Monday, October 31, 2005 until Thursday, November 10, 2005. The final competition will begin begin Friday, November 11, 2005. The winner will be announced Monday, November 14, 2005

All software, printed materials, instructions and reports are free and are generated on the Internet. Students from all over the world can participate without needing to travel.

Previous winners are listed on the Challenge Hall of Fame plaques at Winning schools are Curtin University of Technology, University of Toledo; Montana State University; Southeast Missouri State University; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; University of California, San Diego; University of Central Oklahoma; Vanderbilt University; University of Massachusetts; University of New Orleans; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of New Orleans; University of British Columbia; Curtin University of Technology.

For further information, visit and click "Challenge Registration."

Contact Information

    Daniel Smith
    Management Simulations, Inc.
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    Or Rodger Mitchell
    Management Simulations, Inc.
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