The Case Study Method
for Business
Summary / Overview

Components - the essential components (parts) of The Case Study Method (for Business)

  1. Cover Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Background
  5. The Problem = the current issue = the dilemma
  6. Situation Analysis
  7. Alternative Solutions
  8. Comparison of the Alternatives & Analysis of the Alternatives
  9. Decision & Recommendation the most feasible solution (i.e. your decision)
  10. Action Plan
  11. Appendices
  12. Bibliography

Preparation - What the student (or group of students) must prepare for the assigned case study, before going into class for the presentation

  1. Prepare individually. 
  2. Prepare with your group.
  3. Consider all of the essential components of The Case Study Method for Business (see above).
  4. Written report - see paper.htm
  5. Oral presentation (in-class) and questions and discussion.
  6. Other Suggestions

Presentation = In-class oral presentation by the group

Common Mistakes & Errors = Loss of marks