For the second consecutive year, a team of students from the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) School of Business has won first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Black Executives in Supply Management Summit’s Case Competition, held Feb. 7 in New Orleans.
The team participants were Stephen Tolbert, Erica Devieux and David Motongo, all second-year students in the master’s degree program in supply chain management. The team was challenged to provide a network optimization solution and recommendations for a complex, real-life European company network. The students were coached by Dr. Marcia Daley, assistant professor in the Decision Science Department at CAU, with support from assistant professor Su Gao.
Dr. Charles Moses, interim dean of the School of Business, said, “We are delighted about the success our students continue to achieve in national competitions such as those presented by the Institute for Supply Management. These outcomes demonstrate the quality of the classroom and out-of-classroom experiences and opportunities we provide, equipping them to compete on a national and international level for careers on the global stage.”
ISM is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.
About Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business
The School of Business at CAU awarded its first bachelor’s degree in 1931. Its graduate program was founded in 1946. The School was one of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation to have its undergraduate and graduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). It continues to produce one of the largest classes of African-American MBAs in the world, while its undergraduate program is one of the top 10 percent producers of African-American business professionals in the nation.