CSBS 2022 Community Bank Case Study Competition Opens
Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has opened its 2022 Community Bank Case Study Competition. Student teams are asked to examine how community banking has changed in the last 10 years and expectations for the next decade.
This will be the eighth year of the annual case study competition, which is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study. Each student team will partner with a local community bank to conduct original case studies.
“Through this study, we hope to gain insight into how community banks are positioning themselves for a successful and sustainable future as they face new challenges in a fast-changing banking environment,” said CSBS Executive Vice President for Policy and Supervision Jim Cooper. “In turn, we want students to have an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry.”
To participate, faculty advisors must submit a Statement of Interest by Jan. 10, 2022. Faculty advisors are not expected to have a full student team. The deadline for student teams to be identified and fully registered to participate in the competition is Feb. 21, 2022.
The top three winners receive scholarships, and their work will be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies. The first-place winner will also be invited to present at the tenth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve-FDIC Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference.
A team from the University of Tennessee at Martin won the 2021 case study competition, which focused how community banks navigated the Covid-19 pandemic and renewed calls for financial institutions to promote diversity and inclusion.
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise 79% of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries.
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