The Annual Business Case Competition was established in 2002
and is currently sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corporation.
MBA student teams compete for $70K in scholarships by writing business strategies
for an assigned business case. The three top finalist teams present their business
cases to a panel of judges to determine final rankings. To date, more than 220
student teams from a select group of colleges and universities across the country
have taken part including teams from the University of Pennsylvania, University
of North Carolina, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University,
Dartmouth College, Texas Southern University, University of Michigan, University
of Southern California, and our 2011 winner, Carnegie Mellon University. A team of two from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business was 2012 first place winner.
2013 Business Case Competition
ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR S.T.E.M. LITERACY IN OUR WORKFORCE
2013 Case Objectives
STRATEGIC PLAN DELIVERABLES
|What role should corporations and the private sector play, if any, to ensure access to a diverse, domestic workforce literate in S.T.E.M. fields?
| Are there strategies that companies should develop to address, promote, build, and sustain a diverse domestic workforce capable of filling U.S. S.T.E.M. jobs? If so, please outline the strategies and consider options that will:
a. Result in immediate change, and
b. Impact the workforce over the next 5 – 10 years.
|Are there recruiting issues or implications for companies that primarily seek S.T.E.M. candidates? If so, please outline the strategies to address these concerns
The National Essay Competition is supported by its founding and continuing sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company. Annually, the competition provides 10 scholarships and mentoring opportunities to undergraduate students who write award-winning essays on an assigned business topic. Awardees also take part in weeklong Honors Symposiums held in New York City and Washington, DC with Council members and senior corporate executives at companies such as American Express, AXA Financial, Citigroup, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, MTV Networks, and Sony LP. More than 100 students have won scholarships since the program’s founding in 1995, and more than 3,000 students have participated in the competition overall.