MBS Team Takes 3rd Place in ELC’s 2019 National Business Case Competition

April 12, 2019

By Robert Wagenseil

A team of four MBA candidates from Miami Business School won third place and a $15,000 prize at the Executive Leadership Council's 2019 Business Case Competition in Spring, Texas. The MBS team was led by captain Jacqueline Holmes (GBSA Vice President and Peer Advisors Co-Chair) and included fellow second year full-time MBA students Dipeeka Bastola, Samira Patel and David Rowe. Rowe was also recognized as “Best Presenter" by the judges.

The team faced off against two other finalist teams representing Duke's Fuqua School of Business and The Wharton School in a competition presented by the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders. 

The annual competition invites students from the nation’s top business schools to form teams, led by Black team leaders, to analyze a timely business issue that demonstrates the students’ critical thinking, analytical and communications skills.

The teams were challenged to research and identify factors, roadblocks, and other impediments to industry image, brand, recruitment and retention. The teams developed and presented viable solutions for attracting and retaining millennial/Generation Z employees.

About The Executive Leadership Council
The Executive Leadership Council, an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1986, is the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. Comprising more than 800 current and former black CEOs, senior executives and board directors at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, its members work to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline that empowers global black leaders to make impactful contributions to the marketplace and the global communities they serve.

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