NBMBAA® Case Competitions
case competitions

The National Black MBA Association® provides students from the nation’s leading business schools to compete for cash prizes and employment opportunities by allowing students to analyze complex business case, showcase their problem-solving skills and present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.


NBMBAA® Case Competition sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC

Since 1995, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC has partnered with NBMBAA® as the exclusive sponsor of the NBMBAA Case Competition.

Over the years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC’s sponsorship has enabled more than 1,300 students to present their analyses and recommendations to real world problems during this very unique competition. The NBMBAA Case Competition® has evolved into the showcase event for student achievement at the annual National Black MBA Association Conference.

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC partnership is a unique one, but one that truly reflects NBMBAA’s mission and vision.

As companies strive to be more diverse, the question becomes this:

  • How do you improve innovation if your culture is not unleashing the fresh ideas and differing perspectives that can transform your business and your products?
  • How do you truly understand how culture drives tastes and preferences among customers if you are not tapping into people in your corporation who understand the dynamics of those cultures first-hand?

Chrysler understands the need to realize the full value of its diversity in order for it to have relevance and tangible value for the company, its customers and stakeholders.


National Black MBA Association® Case Competition History

2015
1st Place: Georgia State University
2nd Place: Auburn University
3rd Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2014
1st Place: Georgia State University
2nd Place: University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
3rd Place: Emory University

2013
1st place: Clark-Atlanta University
2nd place: Emory University
3rd place: University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)

2012 ($50,000 awarded)
22 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Southern California ($25,000)
2nd place: Clark Atlanta University ($15,000)
3rd place: Howard University ($10,000)

2011 ($35,000 awarded)
29 Participating Universities
1st place: Florida A & M University ($25,000)
2nd place: Pennsylvania State University ($15,000)
3rd place: University of Georgia ($10,000)

2010 ($35,000 awarded)
28 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Southern California ($15,000)
2nd place: University of Michigan ($12,000)
3rd place: Babson College ($8,000)

2009 ($35,000 awarded)
30 Participating Universities
1st place: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ($15,000)
2nd place: Emory University ($12,000)
3rd place: Winston Salem State University ($8,000)

2008 ($35,000 awarded)
31 Participating Universities
1st place: Florida A & M University ($15,000)
2nd place: University of Tennessee ($12,000)
3rd place: University of Texas at Austin ($8,000)

2007 ($35,000 awarded)
30 Participating Universities
1st place: Florida A & M University ($15,000)
2nd place: New York University ($12,000)
3rd place: University of Chicago ($8,000)

2006 ($35,000 awarded)
29 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Stellenbosch, South Africa ($15,000)
2nd place: Hampton University ($12,000)
3rd place: University of Georgia ($8,000)

2005 ($35,000 awarded)
28 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Georgia ($15,000)
2nd place: Michigan State University ($12,000)
3rd place: Pennsylvania State University ($8,000)

2004 ($30,000 awarded)
30 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Georgia ($15,000)
2nd place: Georgia State University ($9,000)
3rd place: Baylor University ($6,000)

2003 ($27,000 awarded)
34 Participating Universities
1st place: Vanderbilt University ($12,000)
2nd place: Emory University ($9,000)
3rd place: Bentley College ($6,000)

2002 ($27,000 awarded)
32 Participating Universities
1st place: Michigan State University ($12,000)
2nd place: University of California-Los Angeles ($9,000)
3rd place: University of Michigan ($6,000)

2001 ($81,000 Awarded)
Atlanta, GA-Independent:
11 Participating Universities
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill ($9,000)
New York University ($9,000)
Rutgers University ($9,000)

Nashville, NY-Independent:
6 Participating Universities
The Ohio State University ($9,000)
Belmont University ($9,000)
Vanderbilt University ($9,000)

Annual Conference:
32 Participating Universities
University of California-Los Angeles ($12,000)
Michigan State University ($9,000)
Thunderbird ($6,000)

2000 ($81,000 Awarded)
Atlanta, GA-Independent:
10 Participating Universities
Howard University ($9,000)
Ohio State University ($9,000)
University of Virginia ($9,000)

New York, NY-Independent:
8 Participating Universities
Columbia Business School ($9,000)
New York State University ($9,000)
The Wharton School ($9,000)

Annual Conference:
30 Participating Universities
Purdue University ($12,000)
Pennsylvania State University ($9,000)
Duke University ($6,000)

1999 ($81,000 Awarded)
Boston, MA-Independent:
5 Participating Universities
Boston College ($9,000)
Pennsylvania State University ($9,000)
Simmons College ($9,000)

Columbus, OH-Independent:
8 Participating Universities
Case Western Reserve ($9,000)
Ohio State University ($9,000)
Xavier University ($9,000)

Annual Conference:
29 Participating Universities
University of Michigan ($12,000)
University of Virginia ($9,000)
Georgetown University ($6,000)

1998 ($45,000 Awarded)
Winston-Salem, NC-Independent:
7 Participating Universities
1st place: Duke University ($9,000)
2nd place: Fayetteville State University ($9,000)
3rd place: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil ($9,000)

29 Participating Universities
1st place: UCLA ($7,500)
2nd place: Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)
3rd place: University of Tennessee ($4,500)

1997 ($18,000 Awarded)
30 Participating Universities
1st place: Duke University ($7,500)
2nd place: Stanford University ($6,000)
3rd place: University of North Carolina ($4,500)

1996 ($18,000 Awarded)
29 Participating Universities
1st place: Emory University ($7,500)
2nd place: Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)
3rd place: University of Tennessee ($4,500)

1995 ($18,000 Awarded)
27 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Tennessee ($7,500)
2nd place: Johns Hopkins University ($6,000)
3rd place: Stanford University ($4,500)

1994 ($18,000 Awarded)
24 Participating Universities
1st place: Johns Hopkins University ($7,500)
2nd place: University of California - Berkeley ($6,000)
3rd place: University of Tennessee ($4,500)

1993 ($18,000 Awarded)

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

22 Participating Universities
1st place: University of Michigan ($7,500)
2nd place: University of Southern California ($6000)
3rd place: University of Alabama-Birmingham ($4,500)

1992 ($10,240 Awarded)
21 Participating Universities
1st place: Purdue University($3,000)
2nd place: American University ($1,500)
Teams also recieved gifts from Amoco for a total of $5,740)


Questions? Please email us at casecompetition@nbmbaa.org


2016 NBMBAA Case Competition Winners

2016 case competition 1st place
1st Place: University of Michigan - $25,000

2016 case competition 2nd place
2nd Place: North Carolina State University - $15,000

2016 case competition 3rd place
3rd Place: Georgia State University - $10,000

Best Presenter from the Preliminary Rounds:
Evan Shield (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)
Stacy Ann Walker (University of Southern California)
Ingrid Smith-Coston (Georgia State University)
Jessica Brooks (University of St. Thomas)
Rudhawarsh Loganathan (North Carolina State University)
Charletta “Charlie” Anderson (Southern University)


NBMBAA® Undergraduate Minority Business Case Competition sponsored by Alcoa Foundation

The National Black MBA Association® is pleased to launch our 2016 Undergraduate Minority Business Case Competition. Undergraduate business students from the nation’s leading colleges and universities compete for top ranking cash prizes and employment opportunities while participating in the National Black MBA Association® Undergraduate Minority Case Competition.

Teams of up to four (4) undergraduate business students are given one (1) month to analyze a complex business case, showcase their problem-solving skills and present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country. Teams may also add one (1) alternate team member. All team members must be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in the competition.

Questions? Please email us at undergraduate.casecompetition@nbmbaa.org

2016 NBMBAA® Undergraduate Minority Business Case Competition

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

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