SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Developing strategies to solve financial problems, building a business model, expanding a company's area of operation: these tasks were not directed to managers, but rather to students who participated in the International Economic Olympics, in July, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Despite not including this subject in the curriculum, two Brazilian high school students succeeded in bringing gold and bronze medals back to Brazil. With five other members in the competition, the Brazilian team was awarded the trophy for Best Team in the World.

Guilhermo Costa, 17, a São Paulo resident, took part in the . . .

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