Students in BUS 463, “Business Organization and Management,” are working in teams of four or six and combining their talents to develop a strategy they will present to Target to prove they deserve a job or internship with the major company.
After receiving a case study from Target about a change in organizational hierarchy and the way they zone their 150 team members, students are working at creating a practical solution for Target that will result in a management-level job or internship offer to a student, as well as $400 for the first-place group and $200 for the second-place team.
Mikayla Angeles, senior business administration major, said she hopes to receive the job offer after seeking out an internship with Target in the past and thinks her group has what it takes to win.
“We have a variety of different kinds of people in our group who have different strengths and some are really creative and some have actual business
experience,” Angeles said. “That’s a good advantage for our team.”
While not every student can win one of the prizes, Joel Bigley, associate professor of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business said he, believes the outcome of the competition will leave a positive impression on the participating students in his class, as well as a respectable reputation for California Baptist University.
“Competition can be a motivator,” Bigley said. “Problem-solving is a skill that everyone should be good at, and this challenge helps them to focus on problem-solving.
“It’s also a positive thing for the school that a company the size of Target would be interested in having people from CBU help them with their problems.”