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FCA US Demonstrates Commitment to Diverse Future Business Leaders


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Exclusive sponsor of the National Black MBA Association Student Case Competition® conducted annually at the National Black MBA Association's Conference and Exposition
  • Event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation's leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation
  • Team from Georgia State University earns 2015 national championship, teams from Auburn University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finish second and third, respectively

Talented MBA candidates from 34 of the nation's leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2015 National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Student Case Competition®, sponsored by FCA US LLC.

The NBMBAA/FCA US National Student Case Competition is an annual event designed to give talented student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and problem-solving skills in a formal competition. Teams are given a hypothetical business case from which they develop business solutions. Each student team then prepares and presents its case before a panel of experienced business executives. Teams are judged on their analysis of the case, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of presentations.

The competition is held each year as part of the NBMBAA's Annual Conference and Exposition, which was held this year in Orlando on September 20-26. FCA US has been an active supporter of NBMBAA for more than 30 years and the exclusive sponsor of the Student Case Competition since 1995. Over that time, more than 2,000 MBA students have participated in the competition.

"FCA US is proud to continue our long-standing sponsorship of the National Black MBA Association/FCA US Student Case Competition," said Marlin Page, Head of the Office of Diversity, FCA US LLC. "The competition is a premier showcase event for student achievement, allowing FCA US to demonstrate its continuing commitment to identifying, recruiting and developing diverse talent and future business leaders."

This year, the students from the Georgia State University took home the first place trophy as national champions and $25,000 in scholarships. The second and third place teams represented Auburn University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning $15,000 and $10,000 in scholarships, respectively. Winning teams were announced at an awards luncheon on September 25.

About the FCA Foundation
Since 1953, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, has invested more $500 million in charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, and build strong, viable communities. The FCA Foundation invests in programs that generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts in the following areas:

  • Education – programs that inspire young minds, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM);
  • Military – programs that support financial and basic needs of military service members, veterans and their families;
  • Multicultural/Diversity – programs that promote inclusion and opportunity for diverse populations; and
  • Youth Development – programs that help young people develop the skills and leadership qualities to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

Additionally, FCA US seeks opportunities to support communities through its Motor Citizens® volunteer program. This innovative program enables FCA US salaried employees to use 18 hours of paid time each year to be an Engine for Change by investing their time and talents in community service projects.

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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