Clark Atlanta University Beats Top MBA Programs to Win First Place and $25K in Scholarships During National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Competition

ATLANTA, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, September 17, 2021 students from the Clark Atlanta University MBA program won first…

ATLANTA, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, September 17, 2021 students from the Clark Atlanta University MBA program won first place in a highly competitive business case competition held at the National Black MBA Association Conference held in Chicago, IL.

Clark Atlanta University’s first place team members were; Christine Fasuyi, Rasheeda Muhammed, and Shannon Smith. The students won top honors to include $25,000 in scholarhisps over Georgia Tech who placed second and the University of Michigan scholars who placed third.

Clark Atlanta University MBA students in the preliminary round, beat Alabama A&M, Auburn University, Morgan State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Texas at Austin to advance to the finals.

In the final round, CAU bested teams from Baylor University, Georgia Tech University, Penn State University, the University of Miami, the University of Rochester, and the University of Michigan.

The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) holds one of the most competitive and prestigious MBA case competitions in the country where minority students compete to solve a challenging business case. Every year students compete for $50,000 in scholarships in the competition that is sponsored by Stellantis (previously Chrysler/Fiat).

This year, 33 top MBA programs competed in the competition including; Georgetown, Ohio State University, Georgia State University, Michigan State University, and New York University (NYU Stern), just to name a few. Please see the list below for all of the universities that competed in this year’s competition.

List of Competing Teams


Alabama A&M University

Ohio State University

Auburn University

Penn State University

Clark Atlanta University

Rutgers University

College of William & Mary 

Southern University

Baylor University

Syracuse University

Boston University

University of Alabama

Emory University

University of Chicago

Florida International University 

University of Miami

George Washington University 

University of Michigan

Georgetown University 

University of Pittsburgh

Georgia State University

University of Rochester

Georgia Tech University

University of South Carolina

Howard University

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Johns Hopkins University

University of Texas @ Austin

Michigan State University

Vanderbilt University

Morgan State University

Washington University (St. Louis)

New York University


About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869). Clark Atlanta University continues a 150-year legacy rooted in African American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement. CAU cultivates lifted lives that transforms the world. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing «The Black National Anthem»; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.

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