International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC)

Participate in the ICBSC to prepare for the real world. Selection and registration in November. Compete in Spring.

CSULB teams win Big in this year's 58th Annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition!

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Zoom of 2022 ICBSC Teams

Teams from around the world competed all semester and concluded with an Intensive Phase Event on April 21-23.  The COB entered 3 teams and each one won at least one award.  Two of the teams took home Best Overall!

The class and the competition simulate a real business that the teams run as members of the Executive Team.  They enter quarterly decisions each week (and 4 in one day during the intensive phase) and determine how much. to produce of their product, where to produce, how to market, which models to release, how to finance their company, and all while creating shareholder value and competing with other schools. 

This year's CSULB teams consisted of 2 MBA teams and 1 undergraduate team.  All did an amazing job and were rewarded as follows:

  • Sol Soles - Best Documents and Best Overall
    • CEO Samantha Borrego, COO Christopher Tapia, CFO Jacob King, CMO Andrea Urtuzuastegui, and CIO Edgar Juarez 
  • Chic - Best Documents
    • CEO Randall Belyea, COO Robert Papadopoulos, CFO Isaac Gordon, and CMO Chieu Le
  • Edibowl - Best Documents and Best Overall
    • CEO Sam Garcia, COO Corrina Rodacker, CFO Thorsten Oppermann, and CMO Teddy Ibrahim

The competition is held each year in the spring.  Recruiting for next year's class will start in the fall but if you are interested, please contact the CSULB Course Advisor, Barbara Barcon at Barbara.Barcon@csulb.edu to discuss.  It is open to Evening and online MBAs, as well as Masters in Marketing Analytics and Undergraduate Junior and Seniors.  There is an application and selection process to fill the CSULB teams but all interested are welcome to apply.

The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition is a challenging competitive event that serves universities, their students, and the business community. The Competition provides students with an exciting learning experience in which they, in direct competition with other college teams, run a simulated company and have the opportunity to network with business executives and students from around the world. Universities benefit by participating in a program that encourages student engagement, builds school pride and provides their best students with an experience that can jump-start their careers with a resume-building activity. Our business partners benefit by being able to meet and recruit talented individuals who have had the personal and professional growth experience of the ICBSC.