Biz Quiz puts collegiate teams to the test
43 issues of The Wall Street Journal
345 business-focused questions
Team Fisher: Eric McQuillin, Eric Hornung, and Alex Wittenberg.
During one short weekend, a team of Buckeyes competed against Wolverines, Boilermakers, Spartans, Hoosiers, Fighting Irish and a dozen other schools in the eighth annual Biz Quiz, held Nov. 1-3 at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Biz Quiz challenges teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the nation on their knowledge of business-related hot topics and issues appearing in The Wall Street Journal. The culmination of the event is a final round in which the top three teams square off in a fast-paced, buzzer-mashing showdown that resembles a quiz-show rather than the average business school competition.
“It’s critical that tomorrow’s leaders stay up-to-date on the most relevant challenges facing business today,” said Patricia West, associate dean for undergraduate programs at Fisher. “Biz Quiz is designed to help foster that learning and bring together students from top business programs around the country in a fun, high-energy environment.”
This year, the final-round teams on Sunday were Ohio State/Fisher, Texas A&M University and Miami University. Texas A&M captured the team title with Ohio State/Fisher's squad of Eric McQuillin, Eric Hornung and Alex Wittenberg placing second overall.
In the written portion of the competition, the University of North Carolina took top honors.
Biz Quiz was created by Rao Unnava, now associate dean of executive education at Fisher and the W. Arthur Cullman Professor of Marketing. Alumni and current Ohio State MBA and law students help write the questions based on The Wall Street Journal articles.