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Now in its 20th year, the business plan competition showcases the best business plans developed by teams of students in COB 300. This 12-credit curriculum serves as the gateway to JMU's College of Business, integrating fundamental principles of finance, management, marketing and operations.

Nearly 650 students have participated in the competition since it was launched in 2003. Five student-teams advance through two preliminary rounds to vie, in the finals, for scholarships totaling more than $25,000. Each finalist delivers a pitch and engages in a question-and-answer session with the judges. The order-of-finish and allocation of scholarships are announced at the conclusion of the team presentations.

Read more about this year's platinum edition of the competition. 

For more information please contact Judy Onestak (onestajl@jmu.edu).

knecht-sarah-bpc-headshot.jpg"Once we got the email telling us we'd been selected [for the final round of the competition] ... everyone's perspective changed a little bit. That maybe this wasn't just for a grade in a class, but it could be something bigger in our school careers and professional careers."

Sarah Knecht, 1st Place Team and Co-MVP, Safe & Sound, 2019


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