Weekend MBA Students Shine in Michigan State University Broad Business Competition

April 23, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Michigan State University's Weekend MBA Class of 2013's Team 22 was awarded First Place and a $5,000 prize in the 2nd Annual MSU Broad Graduate School Business Plan Competition on March 23, 2013. The competition brought together Full-Time and Weekend MBA students to test their business acumen, receive expert feedback, and further develop entrepreneurial skills.

"These are the kinds of opportunities that truly differentiate a Broad MBA from other MBA brands," explains Zsuzsanna Fluck, Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Finance director and associate professor of finance. "While other business schools may have competitions, the MSU Broad College of Business does a nice job of tying together various facets of the Broad community. Students have been requesting more focus on entrepreneurial activities, and the MBA Business Plan Competition will serve as a cornerstone as we ramp up other opportunities for our students."

The winning submission in the MSU Broad Graduate School Business Plan competition was for an innovative service, the ON-SITE Oil Change Company. The service aims to transform the automotive fast lube industry by bringing the oil change bay to the customer. The company motto is: "Change your oil, not your schedule." ON-SITE Oil Change Company's proprietary service trucks provide customers the ultimate in car maintenance convenience at competitive prices and the highest quality.

In addition to De Veny, Weekend MBA Class of 2013 Team 22 members are Matt Boland, Michael Casey, Drew Janney, Brady Schlesener and Chris Tuckfield. All six members have bonded together as classmates and have made life-long friendships.

"The event encapsulated the Michigan State Weekend MBA program experience and provided invaluable feedback and exposure to venture capitalists and entrepreneurs," said Team 22 member Jay De Veny. "We have all been flattered by the positive feedback and support that we have received with regard to the new venture idea."

MSU's Weekend MBA program brings together like-minded professionals who collaborate on projects and learn from the top faculty in their field. Weekend MBA students earn a top-ranked MBA degree at a competitive price with a high return on investment.

To contact MSU Weekend MBA, e-mail wmba@bus.msu.edu, call 517-355-7603 or apply online.

For more information about the MSU Weekend MBA visit, http://weekendmba.broad.msu.edu/