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LIU Hudson M.B.A. Students Win Capstone Challenge

Earned more profits than 335 other college and university teams in simulated business competition


Morgan Lyle ,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Hudson

Purchase, N.Y. – A team of Master of Business Administration students at LIU Hudson won a simulated business competition, earning more “profits” than any of the 335 other teams taking part.

Trailing the LIU Hudson team were teams from the University of Texas in second place, University of LaVerne in third, Temple University in fourth and Midstate College in fifth. Members of the winning team included Maher El Jamal of Highland Mills, N.Y.;

Mark DiCintio of Armonk, N.Y.; Naureen Rajput of Monroe, N.Y., and Sabu Mathew of Nanuet, N.Y.

Coached by adjunct business professor Edward LuBell, in addition to the winners in the profits category, another LIU Hudson team also ranked within the top 20 percent in all other key business metrics when the competition was concluded in August.

The Capstone Business Competition is a longstanding feature of the M.B.A. program at LIU Hudson, which has locations in Purchase, Orangeburg and West Point, N.Y.

“Management teams who come out on top often comment that they value the meaningful interactions with their fellow students and the satisfaction of a job well done above the credit for winning,” said LIU Hudson dean and chief operating officer Sylvia Blake. “They credit their fellow team members, with whom they work closely within the cohort structure LIU Hudson provides, and the leadership and support from professors with real-life experience in running businesses. They credit the rich learning environment with helping them to succeed.”

LIU Hudson is one of six campuses of Long Island University, one of the nation’s most comprehensive private universities. To learn more, visit

Posted 09/30/2013

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