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MBA students win national title

Four Lamar University MBA students, Chinenye Egele, Hugues Joannes, Lisha Lai and Xurui Fan, have become the US Global Management Champions by winning the world’s largest strategy and management competition today.

MBA winnersThe team, known as “The Conquers,” battled through the three rounds of competition. Their most recent win was captured on the national stage at the New York Stock exchange on March 25.  The team faced off against the eight top teams from across the nation and gained the national title.

The Global Management Challenge ( is the largest international strategy and management simulation competition in the world. The competition comprises of more than 500,000 university students and corporate executives competing in a virtual industry setting and, after five simulated quarters, the best performing virtual company wins and moves to the next round.  

“The Global Management Challenge is a highly competitive strategy and management competition,” said Jeff Dyson, director of Lamar’s MBA Program. “The competition was very fierce with teams competing from 21 universities including, Duke University, University of Virginia and University of Chicago.” 

“The Conquers have represented Lamar University proudly through the whole competition which has given them national success,” Dyson said. “We are very proud of their achievements in their drive to become better business professionals and showcase their vast business skills that being in the Lamar MBA program has provided them.”

Lamar University’s MBA program is open to students of any undergraduate major. For more information on LU’s MBA program, visit or call (409) 880-8604.