HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
May 27, 2018
Contact Information

Opal Comfort
FMU Marketing and Communications Director
(305) 623-1452
E: opal.comfort@fmuniv.edu


(Black PR Wire) MIAMI GARDENS, FL -- Graduating from Florida Memorial University over a week ago, Maria Victoria Kecskemeti conquered challenges and focused on her classes at The University’s school of business. “My objective is to develop my knowledge and skills for growth and professional experience to provide results in a company. Also, I hope to incorporate new skills related to my career.”

It’s no wonder that Ms. Kecskemeti was invited to the prestigious Global Strategy Competition. The Business Strategy Game is an online exercise where class members are divided into teams and assigned the task of running an athletic footwear company in head-to-head competition against companies managed by other class members. Company operations parallel those of actual athletic footwear companies. Just as in the real-world, companies compete in a global market arena, selling branded and private-label athletic footwear in four geographic regions — Europe-Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. All aspects of The Business Strategy Game parallel the functioning of the real-world athletic footwear market, thus allowing you and your co-managers to (1) think rationally and logically in deciding what to do and (2) get valuable practice in making a variety of different business decisions under circumstances that mirror real-world competitive conditions.

“Only champions are invited to compete in the tournament.  The tournament is for BSG champions from all over the world.  Maria proved herself by earning a 1st place worldwide ranking in the majority of the competition rounds and winning my classroom competition,” said Dr. Kimberly Carbo Pellegrino, Associate Professor at Florida Memorial University’s Business School.

Maria is also the recipient of the Lifting Young Lions Foundation of Excellence Scholarship (LYLFOE). 



Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution that offers 37 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1878, the University has upheld a commitment to provide an academic education solid foundation built upon the pillars of leadership, character, and service. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized as the birthplace of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. For more information call 305 623 1452 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.

FMU is among the leading HBCUs in the nation leveraging partnerships with public and corporate partners to develop academic training and certification programs in emerging markets such as Energy and Environmental Science, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security and Computer Information Technology. FMU also offers a robust study abroad program and award-winning Broadcast Communications and Public Relations programs.

The university is also part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference and offers eight collegiate sports programs, including men/women’s basketball, men/women soccer, men/women’s track and field, baseball and volleyball.

FMU offers 28 undergraduate degree majors and three graduate degree majors. The University holds a 92% retention rate for program participants. More than 14% of the student population are international students representing Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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