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Virtual Business Challenges - Open to High School Students Across The U.S. - Registration Begins October 11th
Virtual Business Challenges - Open to High School Students Across The U.S. - Registration Begins October 11th
High school students across the country can earn cash by creating and managing virtual businesses - and competing with each other to build the most successful virtual business. Read More

Knowledge Matters' annual Virtual Business Challenges in partnership with Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be kicking off registration on October 11th. High school students across the country will be registering and competing to build the best virtual business. Registration and competition info can be found here: DECA Virtual Business Challenge, FBLA Virtual Business Challenge, and FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge.

Winning students at the completion of the challenge in 2017 will have the opportunity win $1,000 team scholarships and more.
The 2015/2016 Virtual Business Scholarship winner has been announced
The 2015/2016 Virtual Business Scholarship winner has been announced
Knowledge Matters, Inc., the maker of the industry-leading Virtual Business family of educational simulations, is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Virtual Business Scholarship winner, Read More

Nathan Sokul from Byron Nelson High School. Nathan, who is currently a business management student, has achieved great academic success through the use of a wide variety of technologies he uses inside and outside of the classroom. According to Nathan, "technology has been the key to my success in and out of school and in the business program at my school. Without technology, the business program and the opportunities it afforded me would not exist." Congratulations to you, Nathan on all of your successes and we wish you the very best. We would like to thank all of the teachers and students who participated in the scholarship program this year. The pool of candidates was very competitive due to a wide array of talents and accomplishments. Scholarship participants should be very proud of their hard work, qualifications and determination. Exposure to current technologies is critical to letting students compete in the job market of tomorrow and we commend all of the scholarship participants for expressing an interest in this and their teachers for enabling them and giving them the means to do so. Knowledge Matters hopes that you pursue your interests and talents and wishes you good luck in all of your future endeavors!
Knowledge Matters Announces the Winner of the 1st ICHRIE & Collegiate DECA Virtual Business Hotel Competition
Knowledge Matters Announces the Winner of the 1st ICHRIE & Collegiate DECA Virtual Business Hotel Competition
Knowledge Matters has announced that students from over 50 universities worldwide competed in a video game-like hotel simulation to maximize profit and customer satisfaction. The competition, a joint effort by International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Collegiate DECA and Knowledge Matters, was won by Miguel Angelo Enano from University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Read More

Miguel Angelo Eñano, a student at the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Manila’s University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, has won first place in the ICHRIE & Collegiate DECA Virtual Business Hotel Competition. The competition, co-sponsored by ICHRIE, Collegiate DECA and Knowledge Matters, challenged students to manage a hotel profitably, setting revenue management policies, and operating the hotel restaurant. Participants were ranked based on a balanced scorecard that included profitability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and inventory levels.