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Undergraduate Case Competition - National Black MBA Association

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Chin, Eleanor
echin@gsu.edu

Address
55 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Private Foundation

Overview

This is a highly competitive national case competition. Diversity in team composition is the driving element behind this competition.

Benefits

There are a variety of benefits to students competing in this type of case competition: enhancing communication skills, improving team skills, networking, increasing business acumen, working in a small group with faculty and building analytical skills.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Black

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served
0-50

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Leonard Jackson
Eleanor Chin
Marcia Cross

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), Accommodations (disability)/assistance (employee, staff)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

While this year’s event is virtual, students traditionally travel to this case competition. Prior to the competition, we work with the students through a series of meetings and practice presentations to prepare the students.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

By working as part of a team and with the assistance of faculty and staff, preparing and participating in a case competition is an excellent way to build both confidence and life/career skills.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs
Not Applicable

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

presenting at a conference/symposium, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning acceptance to graduate school, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

The obvious metric is how well the team does in the competition. But the real gains – personal development, etc. – are much harder to measure.

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served
0-50

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Leonard Jackson
Eleanor Chin
Marcia Cross

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series), Funding to attend professional development sessions/coursework (e.g., conference travel, professional development session/coursework registration fee, application fee waiver, book purchase), Accommodations (disability)/assistance (employee, staff)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

While this year’s event is virtual, students traditionally travel to this case competition. Prior to the competition, we work with the students through a series of meetings and practice presentations to prepare the students.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

By working as part of a team and with the assistance of faculty and staff, preparing and participating in a case competition is an excellent way to build both confidence and life/career skills.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?
Not Applicable

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

presenting at a conference/symposium, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, earning acceptance to graduate school, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),moving to the next level of the pipeline (e.g. high school to college; college to grad school; grad school to post doc; graduate to faculty)