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Minority Involvement

Minority Involvement

Minority MBA Association

The purpose of the Minority MBA Association (MMBAA) is to add value to the Penn State community through continual diversity awareness and recruiting events. The MMBAA strives to create a sense of community by providing a strong support base for professional development and enhancing the academic experience of MBA students.
View the Minority MBA Association page for more details regarding minority MBA involvement.


NBMBAA Career Fair

The NBMBAA Career Fair provides this unique opportunity annually for MBA students to build relationships with potential organizations to target within their job search, share their resumes, explore job opportunities, and informally interview with human resources and corporate recruiters.

Case Competition

On September 27, 2012 Athena Kilpatrick, Chris Pateronni, and Solani Asthana, second year MBA students at Penn State, represented the Smeal College of Business's MBA program in Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Black MBA (NBMBAA) Conference Case Competition. The team practiced for weeks to compete against multiple three person teams from nationally ranged MBA programs. Athena, Chris, and Saloni were tasked with creating a marketing plan and price point for the new FIAT 500E, a car that was schedule to debut in the future. Although the team did not advance to the finals, they were praised by the judges for presenting a strong case. When Chris Pasteronni was asked what lessons he learned from this experience that he would like to pass on to the next year's team he said, "Don't be afraid to come to the table with a big idea. Sometimes things won't go your way. However, you have no chance at topping the podium if you don't stand out."

Athena, Chris, and Saloni did a wonderful job representing the Smeal's MBA program and their fellow students at the 2012 NBMBAA Case Competition. Staff and students of the MBA program are sure that the lessons learned from this year's competition will help next year's team advance even further at the NBMBAA Case Competition in Houston, TX.

Contact Us

Jamie Campbell
Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs


Terry Cummins


Tammy Houser
Program Assistant