Community Bank Case Study Competition Open

January 24, 2019


Previous team participants

BATON ROUGE - The Department of Finance is sponsoring two undergraduate teams for the 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition and students are asked to sign up with Brian Andrews at by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

The Community Bank Case Study Competition, facilitated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), is a nationwide academic competition for undergraduate students. Through this competition, undergraduate student teams will partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies on relevant topics. The 2019 Case Study Competition will address how community banks will benefit from the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA or Public Law No: 115-174).

In addition to providing undergraduate students with an excellent opportunity to engage and gain valuable knowledge of the banking industry, the case study competition serves as a platform for community banks to tell their individual stories. It is an opportunity to build a further understanding of the community bank business model and the role community banks play in local communities, and it is a mechanism for connecting academics and millennials with the community banking industry.

  • Student teams will consist of three to five undergraduate students.
  • All case study work will be conducted under the guidance of a school faculty advisor.
  • Student teams will have discretion to meet with and interview the members of their partner community bank as often as agreed upon by the bank.
  • Each student team will be responsible for submitting a paper that thoroughly discusses their case study findings, and a video that highlights their case study paper. The paper is to be no more than 25 pages, and include visualizations that illustrate student findings.

“Part of our mission is to deliver a superior intellectual and professional learning experience that cultivates future business leaders through real-world learning and critical thinking exercises,” Andrews says. “This event helps us achieve those goals for the participating students and sharpens their competitive edge.”

For more information, go to the competition website at or contact Brian Andrews in 2602A Business Education Complex.

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Wendy Marx
E. J. Ourso College of Business