Finalists Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation MBA Case Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the three finalists in its 2018 MBA Case Competition. The competition challenges graduate students to explore the crucial role businesses play in communities, and to analyze how a company decides to operate in a given community.

Georgetown University, The University of Chicago, and The University of Iowa will present their case solution live before a panel of judges. The 2018 finalists were selected from 74 teams from 41 business schools across the United States. Winners of the past MBA Case Competitions are The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (2017) and The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (2016).

“More than 1,000 students have participated in our MBA Case Competition over the past three years, and this is an exceptional group of finalists,” said Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We are investing in the next generation of business leaders so they can expand the positive impact business has on communities by creating jobs and opportunities.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2018 MBA Case Competition is held in partnership with FedEx Freight. The competition aims to empower future business leaders and highlight how businesses play a positive role in communities around the world. This year, student teams examined the benefits a company brings to a community as part of the selection process for a new facility.

Jeff Greer, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Freight, will deliver the keynote address at the event. The judges for this year’s competition are: Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Paul Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communication, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth; Lance Moll, Senior Vice President of Operations, FedEx Freight.

The final competition will take place on November 30, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.