U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces Finalists for Inaugural MBA Case Competition

October 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with FedEx Freight, today announced four finalists in its inaugural MBA Case Competition, a contest designed to be a forum for MBA students to explore the connection between business success and corporate social responsibility.

The four finalists were selected from among 34 teams from 12 universities across the country and now advance to the final round of competition in Washington, D.C. Winners will receive national recognition and a share of prize money. The finalists are:
 
• Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
• McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University 
• Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
• Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
 
“At the U.S. Chamber Foundation we believe in the power of American business and its potential to create opportunity, strengthen communities, and drive solutions,” said Carolyn Cawley, president of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. “These MBA students represent the next generation of American business leaders. The goal of this competition is to give students an opportunity to take the skills they are learning in business school and apply them to solving a corporate citizenship challenge.”
 
Overall, teams from 12 universities participated in the inaugural MBA Case Competition, including: Brigham Young University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Missouri, and the University of Texas at Dallas.
 
“FedEx Freight is proud to play a key role in making this competition possible,” said Sean Healy, senior vice president of Strategic Planning and Engineering for FedEx Freight. “FedEx truly believes that when we support communities where we operate and serve, those communities flourish and thrive. So it makes perfect sense for us to be involved with a program that is encouraging future business leaders to embrace the same mindset.”
 
The final round of competition will be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on November 3, 2016, where finalists will present their case solution to a panel of judges and winners will be selected. To attend, please register by clicking here. 
 
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