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Bentley Graduate Students Make Final Round of National Black MBA Association Case Competition

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Bentley Graduate Students Make Final Round of National Black MBA Association Case Competition

A team of Bentley graduate students was one of six to make it to the final round of the National Black MBA Association case competition in Atlanta, GA.

Bentley’s team -- Patrick Bates, Brandon Cooley, Gary Morton and Jennifer James – competed against 22 other teams from schools such as MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Vanderbilt University and Florida A & M. 

The national student case competition is designed to give high-powered student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a formal competition. Teams are given a hypothetical business case from which they develop business solutions. Each student team then prepares and presents its case before a panel of experienced business executives.

This year, students were charged with crafting a human resources solution for Chrysler’s aging baby boomers and GenXers. Under the advisement of professor Mary Marcel,

“Students prepared for nearly six weeks to develop a strategy and create a PowerPoint slide set, and practice potential questions from the judges,” says professor and team coach Mary Marcel. “They put in more than 50 hours.”

Teams are judged on their analysis of the case, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of their presentations.

For more information about the National Black MBA Association, visit: http://www.nbmbaa.org/.

Media Contact: 
Joanna Howarth, 781-891-2725, jhowarth@bentley.edu

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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