Martin Business Student earns global top 100 ranking

Congratulations are in order for Khamla Sengmany, a Business student at Martin, who earned a Global Top 100 ranking for his company's Business Strategy Game (BSG) performance during the week of September 8 through September 14, 2014 - the only Australian student in the Top 100 ranking. Khamla participated in the game as part of a subject within the Advanced Management Diploma (SGA 848A Strategic Management).

During the week there were 1,109 teams from 87 colleges/universities participating in the simulation worldwide. In the Business Strategy Game, students are formed into teams, which form the companies in the competition. Students are assigned to operate an athletic footwear company in head-to-head competition against companies managed by other class members.

Students have to think strategically and apply their business knowledge in designing and executing a business strategy. Students must make decisions relating to plant operations, distribution and warehouse operations, work force compensation, online sales at the company's website, sales and marketing, and finance. The challenge is to craft and execute a competitive strategy that results in a respected brand image, keeps their company in contention for global market leadership, and produce good financial performance as measured by earnings per share, return on investment, stock price appreciation, and credit rating.

Khamla's team competed within an industry that included teams from United States, Australia, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Students are measured on several different dimensions and measured against all schools and students worldwide participating in the BSG. Khamla's team earned an Overall Game Score of 108, only 2 points off winning overall.

"Khamla has spent 2.5 years at Martin - arriving without any ability to speak English and successfully completing a Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business and an Advanced Diploma of Business. We are quite proud of Khamla for his excellent performance. This reflects the quality of teaching that students are receiving. Khamla is a diligent and focused young man who honours his commitments and is prepared to push himself outside of his comfort zones to grow and learn - two traits I see as being central to great success in life. I wish Khamla every success in his career and I feel confident that these will be significant." - said Business Facilitator at Martin, Stuart Hayes.

Interview with Martin student, Khamla Sengmany in