The University of Connecticut, School of Business, Office of Diversity Initiatives is hosting the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) 10th Annual National Business Case Competition at the Storrs campus on June 24-26, 2011.
The case competition challenges high school students across the country to excel at the highest levels of analysis, public speaking, strategic planning, financial analysis, marketing, and management. After advanced training by members of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., competing teams analyze a graduate school Harvard-style business case, then present recommendations, forecasts, and implementations before judges from the highest levels of business and academia. UConn faculty/staff serving as judges are Brian Brady (Marketing), Nancy Crouch (Ph.D. Program), Moustapha Diaby (OPIM), and Todd Jenkins (Accounting). Winning teams receive thousands of dollars in scholarship prizes. In addition to the case competition, the nearly 200 high school students and their coaches will participate in a campus tour, live in dorms and learn about UConn and the School of Business. The students will receive an official welcome from Lee Melvin, Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management and Dr. Mohamed Hussein, Professor of Accounting and Department Head.
Since 1991, LOT students from as far away as the United Kingdom and South Africa have met annually to learn from the best minds in the world to explore their career and college opportunities. The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Annual Conference is an intensive sun-up to sun-down challenge designed to help minority youth learn how to maximize their potential in both the short and long-terms. Much more than a series of inspirational speeches, the conference will give 8-12th grade students from across the country and around the globe the tools they need to develop a vision, develop action plans, and measure progress towards their goals.
The 10th anniversary Leaders of Tomorrow National Business Case Competition is hosted by the Westchester- Greater Connecticut chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc.