University of North Alabama Student Wins Global Simulation at Virtual Challenge

Apr. 29, 2014

By Bryan Rachal, Public Affairs and Media Relations

CHICAGO - More than 1,760 business students from 36 countries competed in the Capsim Spring Challenge and one University of North Alabama Student walked away a champion.

UNA’s own Mike Veigel won the Capstone® Business Simulation Challenge last weekend after competing in the playoffs, which lasted 48 hours.  Veigel works as a software development manager in La Jolla, Calif., while also studying for his Executive MBA through UNA’s online MBA program. 

“I love critical thinking and strategic analysis.  Additionally, I enjoy healthy competition and the chance to work with brilliant minds from around the world, which is exactly what this simulation provided,” said Veigel in an interview with Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.


About the Spring 2014 Capsim Challenge
The Capsim Challenge is a global online competition held in the spring and fall semester each year designed to test the business smarts of undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. The competitions are open to all students who have used a Capsim business simulation in a recent university course. Each simulation is designed to mimic real-world corporate challenges putting students in realistic decision-making roles as they run a multi-million dollar company. The simulation covers finance, marketing, product development, labor negotiations, and human resources issues. Individuals can play with or without a team (five-person team maximum). The Challenge begins with eight qualifying rounds followed by two days of finals.