RIT students make finals of enterprise-planning simulation tournament




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RIT graduate students earned second place in the final round during the third annual ERPSim Game hosted on the Internet by HEC Montreal. The online simulation tournament was held on June 20, and included 41 teams of students from 20 different universities.

The RIT team included Ucheagwu Okereke and Harshanand Pairla, who are pursuing MBA and M.S. degrees, respectively, from the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, and Surya Sheetal Saripalli, who is pursuing an MS degree in industrial engineering from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

ERPSim is a new method for teaching students the concepts and role of Enterprise Planning systems, which are in use by more than 90 percent of Fortune 1000 companies.

Saunders Management Information Systems faculty member James Baroody says, “A simulator operates a market in which the students’ company competes and they use real-time information to make business decisions.”

A link to the Web site is available at http://erpsim.hec.ca/competition/?page=teams&id=B.