Winners of National Undergraduate Negotiation Competition Announced
Competition builds collaborative negotiation skills among future business leaders
by Lexi Nitishin, student news writer, Baylor University Media and Public Relations
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2022) – Teams from Liberty University and Baylor University were named the top winners of the sixth annual National Undergraduate Negotiation Competition, hosted April 22 by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The event is the only negotiation competition designed specifically for teams of university undergraduate students to build negotiation skills among future business leaders.
Student teams engaged in four rounds of realistic scenarios with other student teams that employ challenging negotiation and conflict resolution elements. After each round, students received valuable feedback from judges. The goals of the competition are to facilitate learning, emphasize negotiation skills and build self-confidence by connecting students with students from other universities, business professionals and negotiation experts.
This year’s first place winners were Liberty’s Dalton Davis and Collyn Kim, who receive $500 each. The team’s faculty coach also received a $250 honorarium. Second-place winners Jorge Ramirez and Kaychi Pua of Baylor received $250 each, with their faculty coach receiving a $150 honorarium.
Top Negotiator Awards went to:
- Susan Yeung – U.S. Air Force Academy
- Jan Kubíček – Charles University
- Andrew McCarthy – Nichols College
- Bridget French – Texas Christian University
- Brock Hinkle – US Military Academy
- Greta Felten – Southern Methodist University
- Griffin Rost – Utah Valley University
- Dalton Davis – Liberty University
“It was so exciting to see the students’ negotiating talents on display at our annual competition. Each university brought exceptional students and the judges were very impressed,” said competition director Emily M. Hunter, Ph.D., department chair and professor of management at Baylor. “This competition shows the importance of collaborative negotiating skills for our future business leaders.”
The entry period for the 2023 National Undergraduate Negotiation Competition will open in early spring of 2023.
ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
At Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in Christian values and a global outlook. Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 13 major areas of study. Graduate students choose from full-time, executive or online MBA or other specialized master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship or Health Services Research. The Business School also has a campus located in Dallas, Texas. Visit baylor.edu/business for more information.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.