FCA Awards Scholarships

By Staff Writer September 28, 2020
University of Texas at Austin University of Texas at Austin

MBA candidates from 36 of the nation’s leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2020 National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Graduate Student Case Competition, sponsored by FCA.

This year, the students from the University of Texas at Austin took home the first-place trophy as national champions and $25,000 in scholarships. The second- and third-place teams represented Georgia State University and New York University, earning $15,000 and $10,000 in scholarships, respectively.

The NBMBAA/FCA Graduate Student Case Competition is an annual event that gives high-potential graduate students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a formal competition.

The competition is held each year as part of the NBMBAA’s annual conference and career fair. The conference and career fair went virtual last week.

“FCA is proud to continue its several decades-long support of the National Black MBA Association and the Graduate Student Case Competition,” said Lottie Holland, director, diversity, inclusion, engagement & talent acquisition, FCA – North America. “The competition is a showcase event for diversity, leadership and student achievement that enables our company to demonstrate our commitment to identifying, recruiting and developing diverse talent and future business leaders.”

FCA has been the exclusive sponsor of the Graduate Student Case Competition since 1995. Over that time, more than 2,600 graduate students have participated in the competition.

During the competition, teams are given a business case from which they develop business solutions. Each student team then prepares and presents its case to a panel of experienced business executives. Teams are judged on their analysis of the cast, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of their presentations.

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