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About the National Black MBA Association Case Competition®

For over 25 years, NBMBAA® has welcomed MBA candidates from the nation’s top business schools to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and employment opportunities. The competition allows student consulting teams to analyze a complex business case, using their problem-solving skills and present their findings before a panel of Fortune 500 executives.

 

Graduate minority business students from the nation’s leading colleges and university compete for top ranking scholarships and employment opportunities!

 

Teams of four (4) graduate business students are given one (1) month to analyze a complex business case; demonstrate their problem-solving skills; and present their findings before a panel of senior-level executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

2020 Graduate Case Competition

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 National Black MBA Association® Case Competition programs will be hosted virtually via remote videoconference, September 18th-22nd. All components of the competition which were historically held in-person will be adapted to a virtual format this year (e.g. Team Orientation, Preliminary and Final Rounds, Student / Judge Debrief Session, Announcement of Finalists and Winners). Please note that both competitions will follow the same rules and guidelines as last year with a few minor adjustments. Prize amounts will remain the same. Teams are responsible for thoroughly reviewing all instructions related to accessing the videoconferencing platform and submitting their digital presentations.

Please contact the Case Competition Coordinator at casecompetition@nbmbaa.org for instructions on how to register a team.

Graduate Case Competition Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 2020 Graduate Case Competition Dates?

The virtual competition will take place September 18-23, 2020 during the 42nd Annual Conference & Exposition via remote videoconference.

When will the 2020 Business Case be available?

The Graduate Case Competition business case will be emailed to registered team members and faculty advisors by Tuesday, August 4th, and will be accessible via your NBMBAA® website member dashboard.

What is the deadline for registering a team?

The deadline for registering a Graduate Case Competition team is August 11, 2020.

How many teams can represent each school in the case competition?

Schools may register one (1) Graduate Case Competition team and one (1) Undergraduate Case Competition team.

Who should my advisor contact to learn more about the case competitions?

Send questions regarding the Graduate Case Competition to casecompetition@nbmbaa.org. Send questions regarding the Undergraduate Case Competition to undergraduate.casecompetition@nbmbaa.org.

What are the requirements for Case Competition Teams?

Teams must consist of three (3) primary team members and one (1) alternate team member.

Is there an age requirement for case competitions?

All team members must be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in the competition.

Do teams have to have an advisor?

Yes, all teams must identify a faculty or administrative advisor in order to participate.

Congratulations 2019 Graduate Case Competition Winners!

1st Place: The Ohio State University - $25,000
2nd Place: Georgia State University - $15,000
3rd Place: Georgia Institute of Technology - $10,000

Graduate Case Competition Winners

2018 Winners

1st – University of Michigan Ann Arbor ($25,000)

2nd – Rutgers University ($15,000)

3rd – The Ohio State University ($10,000)

2017 Winners

1st – The University of Alabama ($25,000)

2nd – Georgetown University ($15,000)

3rd – Boston University ($10,000)

2016 Winners

1st – University of Michigan ($25,000)

2nd – North Carolina State University ($15,000)

3rd – Georgia State University ($10,000)

2015 Winners

1st – Georgia State University

2nd – Auburn University

3rd – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014 Winners

1st – Georgia State University

2nd – University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)

3rd – Emory University

2013 Winners

1st – Clark-Atlanta University

2nd – Emory University

3rd – University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)

2012 Winners

1st – University of Southern California ($25,000)

2nd – Clark Atlanta University ($15,000)

3rd – Howard University ($10,000)

22 Participating Universities

2011 Winners

1st – Florida A&M University ($25,000)

2nd – Pennsylvania State University ($15,000)

3rd – University of Georgia ($10,000)

29 Participating Universities

2010 Winners

1st – University of Southern California ($15,000)

2nd – University of Michigan ($12,000)

3rd – Babson College ($8,000)

28 Participating Universities

2009 Winners

1st – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ($15,000)

2nd – Emory University ($12,000)

3rd – Winston Salem State University ($8,000)

30 Participating Universities

2008 Winners

1st – Florida A&M University ($15,000)

2nd – University of Tennessee ($12,000)

3rd – University of Texas at Austin ($8,000)

31 Participating Universities

2007 Winners

1st – Florida A&M University ($15,000)

2nd – New York University ($12,000)

3rd – University of Chicago ($8,000)

30 Participating Universities

2006 Winners

1st – University of Stellenbosch, South Africa ($15,000)

2nd – Hampton University ($12,000)

3rd – University of Georgia ($8,000)

29 Participating Universities

2005 Winners

1st – University of Georgia ($15,000)

2nd – Michigan State University ($12,000)

3rd – Pennsylvania State University ($8,000)

28 Participating Universities

2004 Winners

1st – University of Georgia ($15,000)

2nd – Georgia State University ($9,000)

3rd – Baylor University ($6,000)

2003 Winners

1st – Vanderbilt University ($12,000)

2nd – Emory University ($9,000)

3rd – Bentley College ($6,000)

34 Participating Universities

2002 Winners

1st – Michigan State University ($12,000)

2nd – University of California, Los Angeles ($9,000)

3rd – University of Michigan ($6,000)

32 Participating Universities

2002 Winners - Annual Conference

1st – University of California, Los Angeles ($12,000)

2nd – Michigan State University ($9,000)

3rd – Thunderbird ($6,000)

32 participating universities

2001 Winners - Atlanta

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ($9,000)

New York University ($9,000)

Rutgers University ($9,000)

11 participating universities

2001 Winners - Nashville

Ohio State University ($9,000)

Belmont University ($9,000)

Vanderbilt University ($9,000)

6 participating universities

2000 Winners - Atlanta

Howard University ($9,000)

Ohio State University ($9,000) 

University of Virginia ($9,000)

10 participating universities

2000 Winners - New York

Columbia Business School ($9,000)

New York State University ($9,000)

The Wharton School ($9,000)

8 participating universities

2000 Winners - Annual Conference

Purdue University ($12,000)

Pennsylvania State University ($9,000)

Duke University ($6,000)

30 participating universities

1999 Winners - Boston

Boston University ($9,000)

Pennsylvania State University ($9,000)

Simmons College ($9,000)

5 participating universities

1999 Winners - Columbus

Case Western Reserve ($9,000)

Ohio State University ($9,000)

Xavier University ($9,000)

8 participating universities

1999 Winners - Annual Conference

University of Michigan ($12,000)

University of Virginia ($9,000)

Georgetown University ($6,000)

29 participating universities

1998 Winners - Winston-Salem

Duke University ($9,000)

Fayetteville State University ($9,000)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ($9,000)

7 participating universities

1998 Winners - Annual Conference

UCLA  ($7,500)

Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)

University of Tennessee ($4,500)

29 participating universities

1997 Winners

Duke University ($7,500)

Stanford University ($6,000)

University of North Carolina ($4,500)

30 participating universities

1996 Winners

Emory University ($7,500)

Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)

University of Tennessee ($4,500)

29 participating universities

1995 Winners

University of Tennessee  ($7,500)

Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)

Stanford University ($4,500)

27 participating universities

1994 Winners

Johns Hopkins University ($7,500)

University of California, Berkeley ($6,000)

University of Tennessee ($4,500)

24 participating universities

1993 Winners

Michigan University ($7,500)

University of Southern California ($6,000)

University of Alabama, Birmingham ($4,500)

22 participating universities

The program was expanded into two half days of competitions with our corporate partners, NBMBAA® board members and academic advisors participating as judges.

1992 Winners

Purdue University  ($3,000)

American University ($1,500)

21 participating universities

Teams also received gifts from Amoco totaling $5,740

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