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UNI College of Business Administration students to compete in Canada

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Chris Schrage, instructor in management and marketing, (319) 273-2126
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa International Club of Business members will travel to Winnipeg, Canada from Jan. 9-12, 2003, to compete in the final stage of the Manitoba International Marketing Competition (MIMC).

This is the first year UNI has sent a team to MIMC. Teams compete by making marketing decisions for a hypothetical electronics company. There are 20 teams participating: 12 from Canada, two each from the United States, Germany and Mexico, and one each from Iceland and France. In November the participants had to write and submit a strategy statement. In Winnepeg, they will present their strategy to a panel of judges and participate in a question/answer period during the first round. The top teams will advance to the final round.

Among UNI students participating are; Jennie Brauman, a senior management and Spanish major from Mount Pleasant; Jennet Nepper, a junior marketing major from Ida Grove; Mohamed Osman, a senior management major from Khartoum, Sudan; and Arnold Mponzi, a senior marketing major from Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

This is the 21 st year of the MIMC competition, sponsored by the University of Manitoba. For more information, contact Chris Schrage, instructor in management and marketing, and adviser to the International Club of Business, at (319) 273-2126.