Contact: Mark D. Burd 412-268-3486
Release Date: Apr 12, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A 5-member MBA team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has been selected to compete as a finalist in the Executive Leadership Council’s 2012 Business Case Competition, part of the organization’s Higher Education Initiative. The event will be hosted by the Exxon Mobil Corporation on April 19-20, 2012 at their campus in Fairfax Va.
Students Brittany Claud, Kate Kastenbaum, Patricia Beasley, Stephanie Shapiro and Heather Martin will compete for $70,000 in scholarships and corporate internship opportunities among teams representing top universities. Each team will focus on addressing the objectives associated with this year’s competition theme: Continuing the Corporate Citizenship Legacy: The Sustainability Challenge.
Founded in 1986, Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of African-American CEOs and senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities. The Annual Business Case Competition was established in 2002. The Executive Leadership Foundation, ELC’s related charitable organization, sponsors education programs and provides scholarships to deserving students interested in business and corporate careers.
In 2011, a Tepper School student team consisting of Felix Amoruwa (captain), Jesse Alleyne, Ian Buggs, Richard Van Burgess III and Jacob Garcia earned first place in the competition by mastering the theme: Seizing New Energy Opportunities While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
About the Tepper School of Business - Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (www.tepper.cmu.edu) is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical-decision making. The school’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include eight Nobel laureates. The school is among those institutions with the highest rate of academic citations in the fields of finance, operations research, organizational behavior and production/operations. The academic offerings of the Tepper School include undergraduate studies in business and economics, graduate studies in business administration and financial engineering, and doctoral studies.