Students celebrate a victory at the Cal State Fullerton Center for Economic Education business olympiad. Hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students from 14 schools across Orange and Los Angeles counties will demonstrate their knowledge of the economy and personal finance while competing for cash prizes at the fifth annual Olympiad for Financial Literacy, Economics and Business, hosted by the Cal State Fullerton Center for Economic Education. The April 13 event will be held in Mihaylo Hall and will feature CSUF entrepreneurship and economics graduates as judges.

The capstone of weeks of student preparation, the Olympiad includes such components as business plan pitches, financial topic video presentations, business news and financial literacy quizzes, and management of a simulated $100,000 investment portfolio.

Patterned after similar events in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the Olympiad is the only such event focused on business and related disciplines in California.

Read more about the Olympiad and the perspectives of Cal State Fullerton student interns supporting the event in this CSUF News article. Or reach out to Radha Bhattacharya, director of the Center for Economic Education, for more information at 657-278-3652 or rbhattachary@fullerton.edu.