A team consisting of Babcock’s Black Business Students Association members took third place at the 13th Annual MBA Exclusive Case Competition sponsored by LMI Consulting.
Peppi-Browne Armstrong, Alonzo Chisolm, Mark Henderson and Candace Wilson also brought home a $2,000 prize from the competition at Howard University in Arlington, Va., which was held Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
The case was a global supply chain dilemma focusing on military deployment of materials to the Middle East and a recent project that LMI Consulting had been hired to solve by the Department of Defense. “I liked that that problem was a real life case,” said first-year MBA student Peppi Browne-Armstrong.
Each competing team had six days to analyze the case and prepare their presentation. Teams were required to have two minority members and present their recommendations to a panel of LMI executives and military personnel.
“Although we were unsuccessful in defending our title, I enjoyed working with the team,” said second-year student Mark Henderson. “Even though we were working into the early morning most days refining our recommendations and working on our presentation, it was always a fun work environment. The interactions were positive, and I think everyone learned a lot.”
Last year’s team, of which Henderson was also a member, won first place honors at the same competition.
This year’s event also included a career fair and networking opportunities for the students to interact with alumni of competing schools including Baylor University, Howard and Pennsylvania State University.