Uline Marquette Case Competition Registration

Spring 2021 Case CompetitionUline logo



Sponsored by Uline and in partnership with the College of Business Administration

The Uline-Marquette Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate students of all grade levels and all majors to come together to design and develop an effective business solution to a real-world business challenge.

Started in 1980, Uline has grown to become North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Over time, product lines have expanded to include retail, safety, material handling, industrial and packaging materials. Uline's 750+ page catalog and online ordering experience reaches business nationwide, offering thousands of products. This year's case competition will focus on supply chain and management challenges influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


REGISTRATION: Registration runs through March 2nd, 2021. The registration form is below. 

CASE KICK-OFF: Thursday, March 4th, 2021, the case will be revealed to student teams. Dr. Joseph Matthes will email student teams the case materials and general guidelines for the competition and project.

MATERIALS DUE: March 11th, 2021, 11:59 P.M. Instructions on submitting case materials will be provided. 

OPTIONAL CONSULTATION: Teams will have the opportunity to consult with Uline representatives about their work on March 9th and 10th. 

VIRTUAL CASE PRESENTATIONS: Final case presentation will be scheduled for Friday, March 12th, 2021, from 12:00 - 5:00 PM.



$2,500 in scholarship prizes generously provided by Uline are available. 

All prizes are split evenly among team members. The winning team will receive $1,200 in scholarships, second place will receive $800 in scholarships, and third place will receive $500 in scholarships.



  • Student teams must consist of three to four team members, and teams must be registered by the end of the day on March 2nd, 2021.
  • This competition is open to all MU undergraduate students, first-year students through seniors.
  • Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged but not required. Please note, this year's competition is supply chain focused. 
  • If you are interested in participating but have not been able to secure a team, please feel free to email John Knapp, Director of External Relations. We will collect this information and connect interested students with one another as possible.  

For questions, please contact John Knapp, Director of External Relations, or Dr. Joseph Matthes, Assistant Professor of Marketing.



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