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Case Studies

Case studies are based on real life business or management situations.The case describes the scenario in the context of the events, people and factors that influence it and enables students to identify closely with those involved. With case-based teaching, students develop skills in analytical thinking by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.

Pioneered in the early 20th Century at Harvard University, the case method has become a teaching method in most of the world's leading business schools. A process of discussion and analysis, guided by a skilled case teacher, leads class participants to deeper insights into management and business issues and their resolution. Faculty and students familiar with the case method universally regard it as the most effective and enjoyable way to learn.

Stay tuned for our new workshop on teaching with cases this fall.