Four Harbert College MBA students impressed a panel of judges with their analytical and problem-solving skills during the finals of the National Black MBA Association Case Competition, earning a second place finish and $15,000 prize.
Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, the case competition challenges students from leading MBA programs to analyze a real-world business case and present their recommendations to judges ranging from executives to business school representatives. Harbert College students Peyton Alsobrook, Beatrice Onadeko, Akira Powell and Chantel Tremitiere represented one of 34 teams in the competition.
Georgia State won the competition, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) took third place. After completing first round presentations in Orlando on Wed., Aug. 23, the Auburn team advanced to the finals along with Georgia State, MIT, Purdue, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee. The finalists completed a second round of presentations on Thursday, and the winners were announced Friday afternoon.
Tremitiere earned Best Presenter honors, while Alsobrook earned Best Q&A recognition during the first round of the competition.
“Auburn has some of the brightest and most talented MBA students, and the success of this team in a competition of this magnitude is confirmation,” said Jim Parrish, Director of MBA Admissions and Operations for the Harbert College.