|The UFM winning team|
During four consecutive years the SIFE-UFM team has been champion at the Students In Free Enterprise National Competition, competing with other teams from Guatemalan Universities.
The feat was repeated last June 5th of 2007 when they competed against the teams from Universidad Rafael Landivar and Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala.
For the students of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, an educational organization whose mission is to teach and diffuse the ethical, juridical and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons, it was a very emotive moment not only to win the competition.
The SIFE-UFM team is coordinated by Helmuth Chávez, Vice-dean of the Business School. The team has 31 members, and four of them presented the projects in the championship: Evelyn Juárez, César Alonzo, David Aw and Valeria Maza.
Students In Free Enterprise bases its philosophy in 5 pillars: Market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics. The purpose of the SIFE teams is to make projects where they can apply these principles; and in the world cup there are more than 39 countries participating.
Once a year there is a National Championship in which the winner is chosen to represent the country at the SIFE World Cup. The jury was integrated by different entrepreneurs and businessmen.
The SIFE-UFM also won the Regional Exposition celebrated in El Salvador, where they compited against the SIFE teams from El Salvador and Nicaragua. The SIFE UFM team will represent Guatemala at the SIFE World Cup that will be celebrated in New York on October 10th to 12th of 2007.