Student Team Takes Top Prize at Minority MBA Exclusive Case Competition

11.6.2007 General, News Release, School News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of students from Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management has won first-place honors and $5,000 at the third annual Minority MBA Exclusive Case Competition at Howard University in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

The team members were first-year MBA students Mark Henderson and Jasmine Smith and second-year MBA students Krystal McDonald and Neela Rajendra.

Babcock professors Derrick Boone and Brooke Saladin coached the team to victory, and second-year MBA student Christopher Burch helped the team prepare for the competition.

Other schools competing in the event included the University of Maryland, Penn State University, Morgan State University, Syracuse University, Howard University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The competition brought together top MBA candidates from across the country and gave them the opportunity to apply supply chain strategy and management skills. LMI Government Consulting, this year’s sponsor, provided a case that asked the teams to develop three supply chain strategies for the National Veterinary Stockpile that would allow the organization to respond to a possible terrorist attack on the agricultural industry. Each team was required to recommend the best strategy of the three, as well as present a cost-benefit analysis and measurement controls.

More information about the competition can be found at

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