Uline Marquette Case Competition Registration

Fall 2019 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 reaches business nationwide, offering thousands of products. Although customers traditionally ordered supplies through the physical catalog, more and more of Uline's business is now conducted through online transactions utilizing their digital catalog. In order to provide the highest quality service to its customers and continue be a leader in the industry, this year's case competition will be focused on exploring customers online experience.   


REGISTRATION: Registration will open on September 16th and run through October 1st. The registration form is below. 

CASE KICK-OFF: Wednesday, October 2nd, 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.

SEMI-FINALS: October 23rd and 24th student teams will present their work to faculty and Uline representatives. This will be held in David Straz Hall, room 250 with teams presenting between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  

FINALS: November 1st, final teams will be present their work to Uline leadership in David Straz Hall, room 250, between 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 September 30th.
  • This competition is open to undergraduate students, first-year students through seniors.
  • Students must have at least two different majors of study represented. It is highly recommended that students attempt to diversify what majors are represented in the team due to the nature of the challenge.   

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