Case studies as a learning tool

A look at why and how cases can help in the classroom (Target audience is Business undergraduate and graduate students and faculty)

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    Case Study Method: Why & how the best business schools use it | MBA Crystal Ball

    The case study method, popularised by Harvard Business School has been adopted by almost all the top MBA programs in the world. For your bachelors degree (engineering, commerce, science, etc), the teaching was almost fully dependent on the lecture method. In contrast, management colleges spend less than half of the time on lectures.

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    Case Study Method: Transforming Executives

    Discover the powerful, transformative nature of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. For more information, please visit:

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    Case Studies - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

    Case studies are stories. They present realistic, complex, and contextually rich situations and often involve a dilemma, conflict, or problem that one or more of the characters in the case must negotiate. A good case study, according to Professor Paul Lawrence is: "the vehicle by which a chunk of reality is brought into the classroom to be worked over by the class and the instructor.

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    The Case of the Case Study Method

    The case study method is a style of learning used on many MBA courses which focuses on the student as decision maker. Instead of faculty-led lectures, the case study method encourages interaction and class discussion in order to develop solutions to a set case study, which are written by faculty experts at top business schools, often working with businesses to ensure that they reflect the problems that occur in business.

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    Harvard Business School

    Over 80 percent of cases sold throughout the world are written by HBS faculty, who produce approximately 350 new cases per year. Simply put, we believe the case method is the best way to prepare students for the challenges of leadership.

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    The McGraw Hill guide to how to prepare a case

    A look at how students should prepare a case.

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    How to Read, Analyze, Discuss, Write Reports and Present Case Studies

    While our writeups may not need to be as long, this is an excellent perspective of how to prepare a case for presentation.

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