Marketing and Logistics faculty play key roles in 2008 Biz Quiz

Published: 2008-10-30

Rao Unnava and Shashi Matta served on the Fisher organizing committee responsible for this year's third annual Nationwide-Fisher Biz Quiz, held October 15-16, 2008. In addition, Curt Haugtvedt and Pat West helped officiate the preliminary and semifinal rounds.

The Biz Quiz was hosted and run by Fisher College of Business, and presented with the generous support of Nationwide's Financial Leadership Rotation Program, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. The final rounds of this exciting, fast-paced quiz show competition were held at WOSU public televison's state-of-the-art production studios at Columbus' award-winning Center of Science and Industry (COSI). This competition is the only one of its kind in the nation designed to showcase the business acumen of top undergraduate business students from participating schools.

This year's Biz Quiz champions were:

  • 1st Place Winner: Michigan State University
  • 2nd place Winner: University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • 3rd Place Winner: University of Minnesota.

Our Fisher quiz team, led by advisor Nancy Lahmers, made it to a very tightly contested semifinals round. Twenty-four top-ranked business schools from all over the country sent their teams to compete. The grand finale was attended by Dean Steve Mangum, Larry Hilsheimer (CFO, Nationwide), our quiz master, Krishnan Anantharaman, from The Wall Street Journal, among others.