KeyBank Foundation Holds 10th Annual Minority MBA Case Competition

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KeyBank Foundation Holds 10th Annual Minority MBA Case Competition
 

On February 28 and March 1, KeyBank Foundation and The Ohio State University partnered to host the KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Case Competition in Cleveland, Ohio.  The annual event, now in its 10th year, is one of the best known and the only minority case competition for college students in the country.  Students from more than 20 colleges and universities participated and competed for prizes totaling $18,000.

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The winning team from the University of Notre Dame received a check for $7,000 from KeyBank Foundation.

Prior to the event, students received a description of a critical business challenge from Key’s Small Business segment and were asked to solve it.  On competition day, teams presented their solutions to a panel of KeyBank executives, who judged the presentations on analysis of Key’s current state and industry trends, viability of the recommendation, and overall presentation of the material. The event was capped by an evening banquet and panel discussion, where Bill Koehler, head of Key’s Community Bank, and Bruce Murphy, head of Key’s Corporate Responsibility, shared insights on career paths, personal career choices, and transitions in a rapidly changing world.

Key's executives share career insights and dialog with students at an evening awards banquet. From Left to Right: Chair of KeyBank Foundation Margot Copeland, Head of Corporate Responsibility Bruce Murphy, President of Key Community Bank Bill Koehler.

Key’s executives share career insights and dialog with students at an evening awards banquet. From Left to Right: Chair of KeyBank Foundation Margot Copeland,
Head of Corporate Responsibility Bruce Murphy, President of Key Community Bank Bill Koehler.

Throughout the past ten years, more than 630 students from 55 different colleges and universities have participated in the competition.  Each year horizons are broadened, as students gain valuable insight into real-world challenges and bank executives hear unique solutions from some of the sharpest MBA minds.

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MBA students from Cleveland State University competed against more than 20 U.S. colleges to solve a business challenge presented by Key’s Small Business segment.

The competition is only one of many initiatives funded by KeyBank Foundation, which contributes more than $18 million annually to organizations that excel in fostering workforce development, financial education and diversity.

Congratulations KeyBank!