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MU to participate in undergrad case competition

February 6, 2019

A team from Marshall University will be among the competitors on Saturday when Peoples Bank and Marietta College in Ohio host the Seventh Annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition at Marietta College.

Besides Marshall and Marietta College, participating schools include Ohio State University, Ohio Valley University, University of Mount Union, Northern Kentucky University, Tiffin University, Oberlin College, College of Wooster, University of Akron, Ohio Northern University, West Virginia University, Cleveland State University and the University of Charleston.

According to a news release, a total of 15 teams from 14 colleges and universities are planning to compete. Each team consists of two to three undergraduate students and one faculty adviser. Teams have been given three months to prepare their presentations for a financial services-related topic.

The case covers a wide range of geographical regions along with multiple functional areas including human resources, finance, strategic planning and marketing.

During the first round of presentations, each team will present its case finding to a panel of Peoples Bank executives.

The top four scoring teams will move on to a final round of presentations.

An awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the competition in the McDonough Auditorium on the Marietta College campus. The first-place team will receive $1,500; the second-place team, $1,000; the third-place team, $750; and the fourth-place team, $500.

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