MBA Student Places in KeyBank Competition

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 2, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chijioke Okoro, an MBA student in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, was named one of the four "Best Presenters" at the KeyBank/Ohio State University Minority MBA Student Case Competition held recently at KeyBank's corporate headquarters in Cleveland.

Fifteen universities, including UB, Penn State and Purdue University, competed in the annual event that offers talented minority students the opportunity to test their case presentation skills against MBA students from across the nation.

Okoro, one of four UB students selected by the university to compete in the case competition, presented his team's prospecting plan for KeyBank capital markets entering new industries.

Okoro, who grew up in New York City, earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He will graduate from UB in May and plans to stay in the area to work and raise his family.

In addition to making their formal presentations to business executives, participants in the annual Minority MBA Student Case Competition have the opportunity to visit the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 company, meet top executives and submit resumes that are reviewed by KeyBank's human resources recruiters and senior executives.

"KeyBank's unique case competition provides a great opportunity for students to match their ability with other MBA students across the country," said Sterling Kozlowski, KeyBank's Western New York district president. "UB students did well in the competition and very skillfully represented our Western New York community."

Okoro is a resident of Snyder.