Duke Took the Gold
In January of 1996, MBA students from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina were invited to put the business knowledge they have learned in the school into practice. They were each given a business to manage and $10 million of capital in Enlight Software’s Capitalism simulation game. The two teams swiftly expanded their businesses, increased market shares, and undertook R&D projects. Both teams did an excellent job growing their businesses but the Duke team won by a close margin and was awarded a $500 check and given the opportunity to donate $1000 to their favorite charity.