This year, we celebrate the 13th Annual Minority MBAX Case Competition. We commemorate a decade of excellence from business students across the country, as well as the dedicated faculty at Howard University School of Business.

The Minority MBAX Case Competition, sponsored by LMI, unites top MBA candidates and gives them the opportunity to apply critical thinking to a complex business challenge and compete for $11,000 in prize money.

The business case, developed by some of LMI’s top logistics experts, is heavily focused on engineering and business practices, and requires a cross-disciplinary team. We suggest you be creative when selecting your team members as a variety of skills are needed to develop a solution—from market research to business processes. Teams should approach the case strategically and bring insight from a variety of perspectives.

Download 2016 Case Study Here


Each team will consist of 3-4 members. At least 50% of the team must be comprised of individuals from an ethnic minority group. One faculty/staff member may serve as the advisor and, if possible, attend the competition. Provided by LMI, the case is based on real government issues, allowing top MBA students the opportunity to demonstrate their strategic, analytical, and communication abilities on practical pressing problems. 

Prize Money

  • First Place: $5,000
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $2,000
  • Fourth Place: $1,000


The registration fee includes tickets for meals, dinner reception, MBAX workshops, and complimentary access into the HU MBA Career Fair Expo.  Students are strongly encouraged to setup interviews with interested companies.

Case Competition Deadline – October 16, 2017

General Conference and Career Expo – Rolling Registration

*The first 15 teams to register will receive free housing accommodations

*Each team will be placed in two double rooms for Thursday and Friday, November 2-3, 2017.

*Registration will fill up fast, so please submit your team during Early Registration to take advantage of the $100 discount per team and free housing.

*The entire team must arrive by Thursday, November 3, 2017 between 10:00am-12:00noon to check-in for the case competition.


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Feel free to reach out to us anytime. The Howard University HUMBA MBAX competition is open to all graduate students.