Case Study Material
Teaching and learning styles are, by their very nature, changing and in recent years there has been a noticeable move from lecture-based activities towards more student-centred activities. Case studies are an increasingly popular form of teaching and have an important role in developing skills and knowledge in students. This guide explores the use of the case-based approach to support management education and, more specifically, their role in Materials related Higher Education courses. This will include looking at the and management courses as well as the more multidisciplinary courses.
This guide highlights the good practice we have identified, and also discusses our experiences (both good and bad) of the adoption and implementation of this type of learning activity. We hope that by explaining our rationale for the adoption of case studies, and by discussing their development and structure, you will be encouraged to consider your own teaching methods and whether this approach, or aspects of it, is appropriate to you.
As the PGDBA, MBA program is uniquely designed to develop management perspective and skills, the case method is integrated as a dominant tool in the education methodology. It is not enough for the student to be equipped with merely the management tool and techniques. To be an effective management professional, the student has to be trained to think and act likes one. Thus, the program has a very strong case study orientation.
Our programs use case studies of reputed Indian and international companies, which help the student understand the complexities in various businesses political, legal and social environment.
MANAGEMENT IS A SKILL NOT A THEORY. A case study is a description of an actual administrative situation involving a decision to be made or a problem to be solved.
The case-study method may be new to you. Experience has shown that case studies bring interesting, real-world situations into the classroom study in various management sectors.
1.Make decision making easier
2. Improve the analytical quality of decisions
3. Reduce the time required to make decisions
4. Increase the frequency of correct decisions
You will soon discover, however, that case studies require an approach that is different from normal homework assignments. Each case can have more than one right answer depending on how the problem is defined and which assumptions are made.
The analysis of case studies may be among the most challenging assignments given to a student. Cases are not just "busy work" given to fill up a student's time. Approached properly, case analysis can be extremely beneficial in preparing you for a career in corporate management by giving you a chance to develop decision-making skills in the classroom so that you will be better prepared to meet the challenges in your job.