18 teams compete in 2009 Biz Quiz
University of Arizona, Texas A&M, University of North Carolina, Babson College and of course, Michigan, were among the 18 schools along with The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business vying to prove they are on top of today’s red-hot business news at the 2009 Nationwide Fisher Biz Quiz.

Biz Quiz, a fast-paced quiz show that tests students’ knowledge of critical business news, will be held Nov. 7-8 at Schoenbaum Hall on the Fisher campus. The event is sponsored by Nationwide’s Financial Leadership Rotation Program.

Emory University took first place; Michigan State University was second and University of Arizona finished third.

The concept was created by Rao Unnava, associate dean of undergraduate programs and the W. Arthur Cullman Professor of Marketing at Fisher, and developed into an event with the support of Nationwide. Biz Quiz is designed to be entertaining and enlightening for both contestants and the audience.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, teams converged on Fisher’s state-of-the-art campus for preliminary and semi-final rounds. Students competed by demonstrating their awareness of business news, issues and trends as reported in The Wall Street Journal.

Students participated as individuals and on three-member school teams in three rounds of competition. The final face-off begun on Sunday morning in two rounds with team play. Teams raced against the clock and each other to be the first to respond with correct answers to questions pulled from Journal articles. The three top-scoring schools will face off in a final showdown.

Borrowing from the game show format of “Jeopardy,” teams sound a buzzer when they believe they have the correct answer. Krishnan Anantharaman, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, will serve as the emcee for the final rounds.

Nationwide Fisher Biz Quiz 2009

Fisher College of Business hosted the 4th Nationwide/Fisher Biz Quiz on the weekend of November 6, 7 and 8, 2009. Students from 18 universities and colleges from around the United States traveled to Columbus to participate in a challenging academic competition.

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