University of Southern Indiana

Community Bank Case Team Makes Second Round

A team of four students from the University of Southern Indiana’s Romain College of Business advanced to the second round of judging in the 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The team is made up of accounting majors Matthew Felty and Abigail Trotter, economics major Gloria Sengwe, and Kevin Schuh, accounting and finance majors. Dean Mohammed Khayum served as the faculty advisor.

The USI team was one of 33 universities that participated in the competition, which is sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), a nationwide organization of banking regulators. This is the third year for the competition and the second year for a team from USI to participate. Last year’s team finished as a finalist team.

Undergraduate teams partnered with local community banks to conduct original case studies. The USI team partnered with First Bank, which is headquartered in Carmi, Illinois. This year’s case focused on management and board succession planning. Each team submitted a case study and video, which judges used to select the finalists.

“We appreciate First Bank's willingness to collaborate with our students on the case competition,” said Dr. Mohammed Khayum. “This experience provided students with tremendous learning opportunities and is another example of the value of the partnership between First Bank and the Romain College of Business.”

Teams that advance to the finals receive CSBS scholarships and will have their case studies published in a journal of academic research that will be released during the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference.

Published May 24, 2017 

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