MORROW, Ga--Three of Clayton State University's MBA Human Resource Leadership students placed high on their first attempt in a annual competition.
Krystle Carter, Genard Williams and Charmaine Niles brought home the silver, coming in second in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Case Competition in Atlanta, Georgia March 5. The SHRM Student Case Competition is an annual event that provides a realistic preview for students on the types of problems they may eventually encounter as HR professionals. There were 12 graduate teams in the competition, including students from University of Tennessee - Knoxville, East Carolina University, Georgia State University, and Texas A & M University.
Although this was the first time Clayton State had a graduate team compete in this event, they managed to excel in the preliminary rounds, and were narrowly edged out by Villanova University in the finals. The University's undergraduate team with Essence Chenault and Hoang-Khiem Ha also competed and performed well in the competition. Both teams were accompanied by Dr. Leon Prieto, chapter advisor to the Clayton State SHRM Chapter.
“The 2016 National SHRM Case Competition was another amazing experience for me. My teammates, Genard Williams and Charmaine Niles, and I gave a lot of time and dedication to each other while preparing for the case. I am forever grateful to the family-like bond we created during our collaboration. When they announced the Top 2 finalists, a powerful feeling ran through my body when I heard, team Clayton State University was one of the two finalists. We had a vision to set a standard of excellence for CSU-SHRM and the MBA in HRL program," says Krystle Carter.
Dr. Avinandan (Avi) Mukherjee, Dean of the College of Business at Clayton State, says he believes that a well-rounded, well-trained and diverse body of MBA students mentored by experienced and dedicated faculty is what differentiates the Clayton State MBA in the Metro Atlanta market.
“Our newly launched MBA concentration in Human Resource Leadership is endorsed by SHRM and was ranked eighth on the list of top 50 Most Affordable Human Resource MBA Programs. This recognition is a testament to the outstanding value of the Clayton State MBA program. From small class sizes and personalized attention from professors to field-based applied projects and hands-on training in communications and soft skills, the Clayton State Human Resource Leadership MBA sharpens both knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this dynamic field,” says Dr. Mukherjee.