Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today 33 student teams from colleges and universities around the nation will be participating in its 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition.
The Community Bank Case Study Competition is a nationwide team competition for undergraduate college students with an interest in banking and finance. Under the guidance of a school faculty advisor, each student team will partner with a local community bank to conduct an original case study that assesses the impact of each bank’s small business lending efforts.
The student teams are competing for a chance to win a scholarship and an opportunity to attend the fourth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference. Competition finalists will have their case studies published during the conference.
Student teams participating in the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition represent the following schools:
- University of Arkansas - Fayetteville (Arkansas);
- University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff (Arkansas);
- Arkansas State University (Arkansas);
- University of Central Arkansas (Arkansas);
- Fairfield University (Connecticut);
- Idaho State University (Idaho);
- Trine University (Indiana);
- Ball State (Indiana);
- University of Southern Indiana (Indiana);
- Graceland University (Iowa);
- Murray State University (Kentucky);
- Southeastern Louisiana University (Louisiana);
- University of Massachusetts – Boston (Massachusetts);
- Michigan State University (Michigan);
- Concordia College (Minnesota);
- University of Mississippi (Mississippi);
- University of Missouri-Kansas City (Missouri);
- New Mexico State University (New Mexico);
- Kent State University (Ohio);
- Ohio University (Ohio);
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania);
- Texas Tech University (Texas);
- University of Wisconsin – Platteville (Wisconsin);
- University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (Wisconsin); and
- University of Wyoming (Wyoming).
The Community Bank Case Study Competition is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry, and it serves as an engaging learning experience. The aim of the competition is to build a further understanding of the community banking business model and to highlight the role community banks play in local communities.
Student teams will submit case studies by May 2, 2016. The winning team will be announced in late May 2016.
For more information on the 2016 Community Bank Case Study Competition, visit www.csbs.org/bankcasestudy.