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Discover the case method

Exciting and inspiring

Students learningThe case method has been associated with post-graduate management education for over a century – but a growing number of teachers are discovering that it’s also an exciting and inspiring way to teach undergraduates. Make sure your undergraduates don’t miss out.

Students learningWhat is the case method?

Cases describe real-life situations usually involving a tricky challenge or decision being faced by the case protagonist. Class participants can 'step into the shoes' of the protagonist to discuss possible solutions and analyse the pros and cons of various approaches to the problem. Find out more

Lessons remembered for life

The case method is guaranteed to bring your classroom alive. Your students will learn to think differently and more effectively; find out how to argue a point and present their analyses; and take on board new ideas and concepts. It’s a great way to introduce your students to the real world of work and business and is an excellent preparation for postgraduate education and employment.

Read about our Director Richard McCracken’s ‘conversion’ to the case method

More help and resources

Students learning There are a couple of ways you can ‘dip your toe in the water’ and try out cases on your undergraduates if you have no experience of the case method.

If you’re concerned about costs, our Undergraduate Case Teaching Licence is an affordable way to use cases on your undergraduate programmes. Your university can apply for an annual licence that will cover cases taught to undergraduate students. Find out more

Teaching & Writing Cases: A Practical GuideAnd if you’re worried that undergraduates will resist lengthy pre-session reading assignments, you can select from our compact cases, all of which are five pages and fewer. Find out more

For some user-friendly tips and tricks on case teaching, we recommend John Heath’s recently updated book, Teaching & Writing Cases.

CoursePack Creator

Student with tabletCoursePack Creator is the fast and easy way to create online collections of course-specific learning materials to offer your students a one-stop study solution. You can select SchoolPay or StudentPay. Find out more

The case method in action

2019 Inspiration Day

Our Inspiration Day, ‘Undergraduates and Cases: Transform your Teaching’, will be held at Friends House, London, UK, on 17 May 2019,  and is designed to benefit faculty who wanted to find out more about using the case method to teach undergraduate level students.

See what happened at the 2018 Inspiration Day

Don’t take our word for it …

Not sure about using cases with undergraduates? Meet experienced undergraduate teacher, Jamie Rundle, who regularly uses cases with his undergraduate classes:

A student perspective

Find out why undergraduate James Coney is a big fan of the case method:

Case workshops for faculty and students

Case workshopsIf you’re new to case teaching or need to brush up your skills, why not come on a workshop or ask about our customised workshops? You can double up and organise a complementary Student Session to introduce your students to the excitement and exhilaration of case learning.

We’re happy to help

If you would like any more information about using cases with undergraduates, contact us today:

UK office

t +44 (0)1234 750903
e info@thecasecentre.org

US office

t +1 781 239 5884
e info.usa@thecasecentre.org