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About the National Black MBA Association 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.

2020 Undergraduate 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 undergraduate.casecompetition@nbmbaa.org for instructions on how to register a team.

Undergraduate Case Competition Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 2020 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Case Competition business case will be e-mailed to registered team members and faculty advisors by Tuesday, August 4th.

What is the deadline for registering a team?

The deadline for registering an Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Case Competition Winners!

1st Place: Howard University – $15,000

2nd Place: The Ohio State University – $10,000

3rd Place: University of Southern California – $5,000

2018 Undergraduate Case Competition Winners

1st place ($15,000) South Carolina State University

2nd place ($10,000) Clark Atlanta University

3rd place $5,000 Bethune-Cookman University

2017 Undergraduate Case Competition Winners

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

2nd Place ($10,000): South Carolina State University

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

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

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