Stillman College and Tuskegee University will each have three teams; Rhodes College will have two teams; and Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Rust College, Tulane, Tougalooa and Xavier will each have one team representing their universities.
The annual competition is open only to a select number of students at undergraduate institutions and provides an opportunity for students to transfer what they learned in the classroom into solving real world business problems.
“This competition is an opportunity for students from underrepresented populations in business to showcase their business skill sets and an opportunity to grow through the interactive experience of a case competition setting,” said Connie Chambers, competition coordinator.
“We are excited to have 14 teams this year, and we hope to continue to grow the competition each year moving forward.”
Over three days, teams of four will be given a case study to analyze, research and present to a panel of business executives. It allows for corporate partners to be involved in the development of future business leaders. Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to participate as a mentor or judge for the competition while offering insight and perspective to the participating students.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.