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    Forget Watson: Duquesne Business Students Host Jeopardy-Style Business Competition

    For the second year, business students will gather at Duquesne University to pit their project management prowess against the skills of students from three other universities.


    The Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon 2011, hosted at Duquesne from March 25-27, tests undergraduate students’ knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide through their responses to case-based scenarios.

    Students have three competitive venues to flaunt their skills:

    • Team Quiz Bowl. Teams of four students compete in a Jeopardy-style event, with questions based on the guide standards. The difficulty level is equivalent to that required to achieve the Certified Associate in Project Management designation.
    • Individual All-Star Quiz-Bowl. Another Jeopardy-style event, this is the one-on-one version of the team play.
    • Quick Fire Challenge. Teams will be given a project management scenario.  They will have one hour to develop and submit three project management documents.  Teams will be evaluated on the quality of these documents.

    “Students preparing and participating for this event are gaining valuable project management knowledge, networking with project managers and becoming well-positioned to earn their Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute,” said Dr. Kathleen Hartzel, associate professor of information systems management at Duquesne and a key organizer of the event.

    The teams competing with Duquesne will be Marquette University, the University of South Carolina and West Virginia University.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.