The National Society of Hispanic MBAs ("NSHMBA") Launches Student Business Case Competition

Mar 19, 2013, 11:09 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

IRVING, Texas, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs announced the launch of the Student Business Case Competition, a unique event designed to give high-powered MBA student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities in a formal competition.


Starting now and running through April 26, 2013, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation's leading business schools will have the opportunity to compete for $3,000 in scholarships and prizes. The winners will be announced at The Annual NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo taking place in San Antonio, TX on October 10-12.

Students interested in participating in the competition can enter by signing your team up, review the Business Case Challenge and submit your case. If picked as a finalist, 3-5 members will present the Final Case at The Annual NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo.

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The competition is being sponsored by PepsiCo, a longtime NSHMBA supporter and corporate leader in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workforce. As part of the competition, teams will be given a hypothetical business case from which they will develop business solutions for a current operational, marketing or financial challenge. Each student team will then prepare and present its case before a panel of experienced business leaders from PepsiCo. Teams will be judged on their analysis of the case, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of their presentations.

"We love to challenge MBA students with real-world scenarios, and our business case competition is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and capabilities to PepsiCo, an industry leader and strong advocate of diversity and inclusion." said Manny Gonzalez, CEO of NSHMBA. "NSHMBA is glad to host this business case competition at its Annual Conference & Career Expo, and we're very proud to have PepsiCo serve as sponsor for this year's competition."

"Hiring and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate has long driven PepsiCo's success as a company. NSHMBA does tremendous work to promote the development and advancement of future business leaders, and we are proud to be part of this year's competition," said Steven Williams, Senior Vice President, Sales, and PepsiCo Beverages. 

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a nonprofit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 39 chapters and more than 21,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class career management programs. For more information, visit

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About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

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