MARIETTA - The second annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition will be held Saturday at Marietta College.
Seven colleges are competing: Ashland (Ohio) University, Marietta College, Marshall University, Muskingum University at New Concord, Ohio, Ohio Valley University, the University of Charleston (W.Va.) and the University of Mount Union at Alliance, Ohio.
Each team will present its business case response to a panel of judges and will consist of three students working on their first undergraduate university degree and one faculty adviser.
"Peoples Bank is committed to investing in our communities through educational development and outreach," said Rick Stafford, Peoples Bank executive vice president of sales and marketing. "The Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate students from multiple institutions to participate in and receive real world business experience, coaching, networking, and feedback."
Teams have been given one month to devise a solution for a financial services-related business case. The case addresses multiple geographical regions and multiple functional areas including strategic planning, finance and marketing.
An awards ceremony and presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Alma McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College. The event is hosted by the McDonough Center at the college.
The top three teams will be awarded cash prizes. The first place team will receive $1,500, the second place team will earn $1,000, and the third place team will be awarded $750.