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High School Business Day Case and Scholarship Challenge


Make plans to compete in our next annual High School Business Day Case and Scholarship Challenge, scheduled for Friday, November 3, 2023. It will feature both group and individual challenges and provide students the opportunity to compete for scholarships to the Romain College of Business, gain valuable experience, and network with faculty, USI students, and local business professionals. This day is open to all high school students who are interested in learning and having fun. Students may enter one or both challenges or simply enjoy the day. This will be an enjoyable day for teachers, parents, and students. Teams will present their case solutions and compete in the individual challenge. Throughout the day, students will have a chance to interact with USI business faculty, USI students, and business professionals.

Event Details:

  • Friday, November 3, 2023
  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Photo Release:

Bring the signed USI Photo Release to the event. Note that a parent's signature is required if the high school student is under the age of 18 years old.

USI Photo Release>>

Tentative Schedule:

8-8:30 a.m. - Registration - University Center Second Floor-Traditions Lounge (better known as 'The Cone')
8:30-9 a.m. - Welcome
9-10 a.m. - Individual Competition and Student Organization Fair
10-11 a.m. - Campus Tours
11-11:45 a.m. - Lunch
11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. - Case Competition Presentations/Stock Market Game/Professional Panel/Tour of Labs
2-2:20 p.m. - Refreshments/Seating for Awards and Conclusion
2:20-2:45 p.m. - Awards and Conclusion
2:45-3 p.m. - Pictures, Goodbyes, etc.

Case Challenge

The case competition allows teams of 2-5 students to respond to a challenging, real-world business problem.

At the competition, teams present their case solution and answer questions in front of a panel of judges comprised of accounting professionals, professors, and college students.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring flash drives to more easily access their presentations.

Top team wins $750 cash to split among team members and $250 cash for the school.

Case Study>>

Scholarship Challenge

Individual high school students have an opportunity to take a multiple-choice examination to test their knowledge of business skills and concepts. The examination is taken at the event.

Awards for highest scores with quickest times:
First place - $1,000 scholarship to Romain College of Business
Second place - $500 scholarship to Romain College of Business
Third place - $250 scholarship to Romain College of Business

Participant testimonials

"I am a senior in high school who participated in the University of Southern Indiana Business Case Study. I plan on majoring in accounting so I found this event to be very helpful and beneficial. I also found this event to be very fun. Between working closely with my teammates and meeting other high school students along with college students, this event has to be one of the best ones I have ever attended. The tour of the campus was beautiful and very helpful in picking a college, not mention the amazing prizes. I would highly recommend this event to any student in business or even remotely interested in business. I loved it!" -Jaycee Simpson

"The USI High School Case Study has been one of the most rewarding and best experiences I have been a part of in high school. My team’s mentors Chris and Jonathan were amazing, they came in and guided us from a simple start to our final project. Overall from the second we met with our mentors to the moment we accepted the award and drove home, this event is the most beneficial and rewarding high school business event around." -Alex Wheeler