Case Study Services
A growing number of teachers are discovering that the case method is an exciting and inspiring way to teach students. However, finding good case studies to use in class or on exams is quite difficult and time consuming.
We provide lecturers with custom written, real-world stories that feature complex problems that students may face later in their careers. Each of our case studies includes an epilogue. Whether to distribute it to students is, however, up to each instructor. The very frustration that comes from not knowing “what happened” can contribute to powerful and effective learning about the nature of decision-making, leadership and management.
Our cases also include a Teaching Note for faculty. The note is a beginner’s roadmap to teaching the case. It is not, however, definitive. Each teacher will discover with repeated use of a particular case just how to employ it most effectively.
- Finance & Accounting
- Corporate Governance & Ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Trade & Finance
- HRM & Organisational Behaviour
- Innovation & New Product Development
- Operations & Project Management
- Social Networking
What is a case?
Cases describe real-life business situations. Usually the main character in the case is facing a tricky challenge or decision. Class participants discuss possible solutions and analyse the pros and cons of various approaches to the problem.
A powerful teaching tool
The case method is an incredibly powerful teaching tool and is widely used at leading business schools across the globe. Cases work in the classroom to:
- Challenge assumptions
- Overcome prejudices
- Test theories
- Debate solutions
- Develop work and life skills
- Enhance employability.
Within the context of real-life decision-making students learn business and management theory while at the same time developing a wide range of vital skills. These include negotiation, analysis, defending and challenging viewpoints, team and lone working, and the ability to guard against making decisions based on too little information.