A team of three business honors students from Mays won 1st place at the Wall Street Journal Biz Quiz. Hosted by Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, this year’s competition featured teams from 18 highly ranked business schools across the nation.
To prepare for the two-day quiz competition, Andrew Haraway ’14 (senior BHNR/FINC), Hunter Hibler ’14 (senior BHNR/FINC) and Jack Taffe ’14 (senior BHNR/FINC) read and studied The Wall Street Journal for six weeks.
In the competition, the Mays team won every pool-play round and advanced as the number-one seed to the semi-finals, where they won a tie-breaker to reach the finals. Haraway, Hibler and Taffe then won the finals with a 17-13-9 victory against Ohio State and Miami (OH). Coached by Eric Newman, academic advisor of Mays Undergraduate Special Programs and Business Honors, the Mays team placed 2nd in this year’s team written competition, and Taffe placed 3rd in the individual written portion.
This year’s victory was particularly sweet for Mays Business School after the school’s team finished in 3rd place the past two years. This is the first time a team from Mays has won the competition.
About Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.