Case based Learning

The case study method is a key component of the academic program at IBS, which is one of the few institutions in India that has made case studies a critical component of its curriculum.

Almost all the courses at IBS are taught 100% through case studies - the case studies being tailor-made to the requirements of different subject areas and topics. Student evaluation is based on class participation and written reports. Students are encouraged to analyze the issues in-depth by gathering supporting information - either through published sources or by directly interacting with the companies involved.

Management case studies describe the situations faced by practicing managers in a narrative form, and also provide the supporting information necessary to involve students in the decision-making process. These case studies encourage students to think of the possible ways of handling such issues, and help them learn the complexities of decision-making in business and the challenges that managers face every day at work.

Almost all the courses in the IBS program are designed keeping in mind the advantages of the case method. Most of the courses are taught 100% through case studies - the case studies being tailor-made to the requirements of different subject areas and topics. Student evaluation is based on class participation and written reports. Students are encouraged to analyze the issues in-depth by gathering supporting information - either through published sources or by directly interacting with the companies involved.

IBS has dedicated research and content development centers (ICMR & CDC) for producing case studies and supporting material. Manned by teams of knowledge workers with many years of academic and corporate experience, these centers develop contemporary and thoughtprovoking case studies which provide great learning value to the students.

Most of these case studies are also made available to global customers through the European Case Clearing House.

IBS case studies have also been published in several leading management textbooks published in Europe, the USA and the UK. IBS hyderabad has a licensing arrangement with Harvard Business School Publishing to use HBS cases in its cirriculum. IBS case studies have won recognitions at various international case writing competitions.

IBS, offers a balanced mix of case studies based on foreign as well as Indian companies. Most of the case studies on Indian companies focus on issues that have not been tapped by other institutions for management teaching. Written in an easy-to-understand and lucid style, these case studies equip students with the latest information on the developments in the Indian and global business scenarios.

All IBS students are provided with books of case studies (as part of their courseware package), which are customized for different subject areas.

By learning through the globally accepted and popular case method of learning, students are able to hone their comprehension, analytical and decision-making skills. In addition, case studies help them become better team players and managers.