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MBA Case Competition
December 02, 2021

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s MBA Case Competition gives MBA students nationwide an opportunity to solve real-world challenges facing the business community, network with corporate executives, and compete for $20,000 in prize money. During the 2021 competition, students will be challenged to create solutions that help close America’s entrepreneurship gap by increasing access to capital for Black entrepreneurs.

Student Teams

Teams must consist of 3 students each, including any combination of part-time, full-time, or executive MBA students. Each participating school may have an unlimited number of teams enter the competition.
Each team member must be a current student at the educational institution they are representing.

Round One

Each team will submit a case solution in document form. Parameters for the solution submission will be shared when the case is released on October 29.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will conduct the first round of judging by reviewing the submissions from each team. Three teams will be selected to advance to the final round of the competition.
During round one, submissions will be stripped of school names and made entirely anonymous to ensure fairness.

Final Round

The final round will be held virtually.
Three teams will be selected to present their cases to a panel of judges and an audience of business leaders, innovators, and students.
The judges’ panel for the final round of competition will include C-suite executives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce leadership, and academics.

Key Dates
October 27, 2021 11:59 pm ET
5th Annual MBA Case Competition. 2021 Topic: Creating Access to Capital for Black Entrepreneurs
Sign up! Team registrations are due

October 29, 2021 Noon ET
Get to work! The Foundation releases the case to participating teams

November 8, 2021 Noon ET
Show us what you’ve got! Each team submits their case analysis to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

November 22, 2021 5:00 pm ET
Winners! The U.S. Chamber Foundation announces the three winning teams that will advance to the final round of competition

December 2, 2021 1:00 pm ET
The Finals! Three final teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges, who will award first, second, and third place prizes. The audience will be given opportunities to vote for “Best Q&A” and “Best Presenters.”