University of Southern California

USC Marshall Team Takes Third at Biz Quiz National Challenge
November 1, 2007 • by News at Marshall

November 1, 2007 -- An undergraduate team from the USC Marshall School of Business placed third among 18 top schools in the Nationwide Fisher Biz Quiz National Challenge, held recently in Columbus, Ohio.

"The Biz Quiz competition was an exciting opportunity for Marshall to compete against other top undergraduate business programs across the country, showcasing the next generation of business leaders," said Julia Plotts, an assistant professor of clinical finance and business economics who advised the USC Marshall team. "The Marshall team showed their ability to prepare, strategize and compete successfully under pressure. We're proud of their achievements against tough competition."

The University of Southern California team, all seniors, was comprised of:

  • Catherine Chen, Finance and Accounting major. Chen has accepted a position in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche's San Francisco office upon graduation.
  • David Kass, Finance major. Kass has accepted a position with Morgan Stanley's investment-banking group in Los Angeles.
  • Elizabeth Rider, Finance major, Rider has accepted a position with Merrill Lynch's investment-banking group in Los Angeles.

The event, hosted by the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, is in its second year. Three-person teams face off in a fast-paced quiz show that uses questions on business news found in the Wall Street Journal over the eight weeks previous to the contest. The event was held Oct. 26 and 27.

USC Marshall's team made it to the finals, which were broadcast locally in Columbus, against winner Emory University and eventual second-place team Ohio State. Other participating schools include: New York University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin, University of Arizona, University of Florida, Indiana University, Miami University, Michigan State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Wake Forest University.

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.