Midwest Business Libraries Case Competition (previously Parrish Library Case Competition)

How do I participate?

The Deadline to sign up is 11:59pm Friday, October 13th. Purdue - Sign Up Here

Midwest Business Libraries Competition Case

FAQs about the Case:

Who are we (the presenters) in the case? You are consultants for Crew Carwash. You are presenting to Crew Carwash.

Who will judge the case competition? For the prelim, a group of Libraries faculty and MBA students. For the final, a mix of academics and representatives from Crew Carwash.

What is the Midwest Business Librarian Case Competition?

In order to bring more attention to business information literacy, the Parrish Library is hosting its fourth annual case competition for undergraduates. This yearly competition challenges students to solve a problem for a company using their business research skills. Last year, 28 teams competed from two schools in this marketing and strategy case completion. This year’s competition includes students from Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, IUPUI, IPFW, Indiana University and Butler University.

First place $500
Second place $300
Third place $100

Example 1:
Example 1 Team Summary
Example 1 Team Presentation

Example 2
Example 2 Team Summary
Example 2 Team Presentation

2015 materials:

2015 Case
2015 Case Presentation Slides
2015 Case Presentation Recording

Example - 2016 Case Details

2016 Case

2016 Case Exhibits

2016 Callout PowerPoint

2016 Case Presentation Recording

Questions about the case? Ask them here.

Who can do the Midwest Business Librarian Case Competition?

This case competition is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The teams should be 4-5 students. At Purdue, at least one student should have taken MGMT 175, GS 175 or MGMT 190. For Butler, Notre Dame, IUPUI, IPFW, and IU, please check your local requirements. Two of the students need to be freshmen or sophomore level (doesn’t have to be the same as MGMT 175 participant). This case competition is intended to be a “lower division” case competition.

When and where is the Midwest Business Librarian Case Competition?

Callouts - Monday, September 25 from 6-7pm in KRAN 250
Callouts - Wednesday, October 4 from 6-7pm in KRAN 250
Callouts - Thursday, October 12 from 6-7pm in KRAN 250
Teams Formation Deadline and Case Presentation - Friday, October 13
Purdue Prelim - Tuesday, October 24
Final Presentations - Saturday, November 4 at Butler University (open to the public!)

What is a Case Competition?

Why do a Case Competition?

Where can I get help for this and other case competitions?

Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics

This case competition is sponsored by: