HU EXCEL students ranked in Top 25 in worldwide business competition

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University's EXCEL business students recently placed in the Top 25 worldwide in the Global Business Simulation Strategy Game.

Competing against teams from around the world, four teams from the EXCEL Adult Degree Program's business administration, human resource management and not-for-profit leadership degrees competed in mid-December in a business simulation competition hosted by GLO-BUS. The GLO-BUS competition helps students learn how to make decisions faced by everyday companies by placing them in circumstances that parallel real-world conditions.

"We are excited to have our teams do so well in the GLO-BUS competition," said Dr. Rick Upchurch, director of the EXCEL program. "This validates the quality of the EXCEL program at Huntington University in a way that was evident to everyone. GLO-BUS' integration of the various business functions into a competitive simulation made the experience both challenging and enjoyable for the students while providing a real assessment of learning. We are extremely proud of our students and their hard work in this competition."

This is the first year that the university has participated in this competition.

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EXCEL's online bachelor's degree in business administration was recently ranked ninth in the Top 10 Online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Programs of 2011 by The Best Colleges, a publication that reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of colleges in various disciplines.

In March, Huntington University also was ranked sixth in the nation for Online Christian Colleges & Universities for 2011 by The Best Colleges. Huntington offers online degree programs through its EXCEL Adult Degree Programs and the graduate school.

Huntington University offers a wide range of adult-degree courses online. EXCEL offers associate degree programs in Christian ministry and organizational management in addition to bachelor's degree programs in business administration, human resource management and not-for-profit leadership. Huntington also offers all of those programs onsite in addition to bachelor's degree programs in marketing, accounting and nursing (RN to BSN).

Onsite classes are held one night per week, one subject at a time in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash, Ind. A 15-credit hour TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate is also offered in an accelerated format in Huntington.