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Business School Hosts National Case Competition for High School Students

The team of students representing South Florida in the Leaders of Tomorrow® Case Competition held at NSU stand with their check towards scholarships awarded for finishing in third place.

The team of students representing South Florida in the Leaders of Tomorrow® Case Competition held at NSU stand with their check towards scholarships awarded for finishing in third place.

Teams of minority high school students representing 23 cities from around the country competed for thousands of dollars in scholarships at the Leaders of Tomorrow® Case Competition held June 25-26 at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

In the ninth annual competition, mostly at-risk minority high school students analyzed an MBA level business case and presented recommendations in front of judges from corporate America and academia, including NSU business professors. Students were required to present a detailed strategy to capitalize on the opportunity that included financial projections, implementation plans, timetables, exploration of risks, and industry impact. The teams were evaluated based on their understanding of the marketplace, feasibility and effectiveness of their recommendations, creativity, and the quality of their presentation.

The top three teams were awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships. The winning teams were:
— First place: Dallas
— Second place: Houston
— Third place: South Florida
Since its inception in 2001, the competition has awarded more than $65,000 to students. 

The competition was presented by ExxonMobil and the National Black MBA Association, with major sponsorship provided by NSU and Nationwide. Competing students are aggressively coached in analysis, forecasting, decision-making, research, financial modeling, and marketing by members of the National Black MBA Association.

The Leaders of Tomorrow® Case Competition was launched by the National Black MBA Association to prove that high school students who might be considered at-risk could perform at an advanced level if given the training and resources and if the bar for excellence was set high. Previous universities to host the competition include the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

More information on the competition is available at http://www.lotcase.org/.