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About the 2018 National Black MBA Case Competition®

In 2015, NBMBAA® hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Business Case Competition with more than half of participating teams representing Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs). This hands-on student consulting experience provides undergraduates early exposure to MBA-level business case strategy and allows them to be considered for competitive summer internship opportunities.


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


Teams of four (4) undergraduate business students and an alternative 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.


Register now through August 31, 2018.*

Congratulations 2017 NBMBAA® Case Competition Winners!

1st: Indiana University – $15,000

2nd: South Carolina State University – $10,000

3rd: Alabama State University – $5,000

2016 Undergraduate Case Competition Winners

1st Place ($15,000): Indiana University School of Business

2nd Place ($10,000): North Carolina A&T State University

3rd Place: ($5,000): South Carolina State University

2015 Undergraduate Case Competition Winners

1st Place ($15,000): Indiana University

2nd Place ($10,000): Purdue University

3rd Place: ($5,000): Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Case Competition Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 2018 Undergraduate Case Competition Dates?

The two-day competition will take place from September 27-28, 2018 at the 40th Annual Conference & Exposition in Detroit, MI.

When will the 2018 Business Case be available?

The Undergraduate Case Competition business case will be e-mailed to registered team members and faculty advisors by August 20, and will be accessible via your NBMBAA® website member dashboard.

What is the deadline for registering a team?

The deadline for registering an Undergraduate Case Competition team is August 1, 2018.

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 Send questions regarding the Undergraduate Case Competition to

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.