Case Method

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

Almost all the courses in the IBS program are designed keeping in mind the advantages of the case method. Some courses are even taught entirely through case studies – the case studies being tailor-made to the requirements of different subject areas and topics. Student evaluation is based on individual/team presentations, written reports and class participation. Cases encourage in-depth analysis by gathering supporting information – either through published sources or by directly interacting with the companies involved. IBS has a huge repertoire of case studies for almost all the functional areas in management.

IBS has dedicated research and content development centres for producing case studies and supporting material. Manned by teams of knowledge workers with many years of academic and corporate experience, these centres develop contemporary and thought-provoking case studies which provide great learning value to the students.

IBS® Case Development Centre

Asia-Pacific’s Largest Repository of Management Case Studies

IBSCDC, over 2700 case studies, 877 structured assignments and 1130 teaching notes, is Asia Pacific’s largest repository of business management case studies. All these case studies are developed for MBA programs, Executive MBA programs, Executive Development Programs, and other management-related programs and allied disciplines. While quite a few of these case studies are best selling case studies, few others are included in some of the best selling international text books. All these case studies, having been tested in the most demanding classrooms at MBA, Executive MBA and Ph.D level, come with a clear concept focus and decision dilemmas. Added to this is extraordinary rigor. Over 1,20,000 copies have been bought by leading universities, business schools and corporate clients across the world.

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IBS Center for Management Research (ICMR)

A Center of Excellence at IBS Hyderabad

ICMR is a premier case development center developing high-quality teaching cases in Management. At ICMR, a dedicated and dynamic team works towards fulfilling the institution’s mission of developing high quality case studies. The case studies are written by a team comprising Faculty members and Research Associates. It not only ensures that IBS has a regular supply of case studies, but also caters to the increasing demand for quality case studies from other B-schools in India and abroad. Our cases have found extensive usage around the world. More than 200,000 individual copies of our case studies have been purchased by leading B-schools and universities around the world and over 10 million copies of our cases have been printed in international and Indian textbooks and casebooks. ICMR’s cases consistently win awards in several global case writing competitions.

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Besides IBS, these case studies are being used by a large number of business schools, universities and companies across the world. Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co., British Telecom, Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, and Siemens AG are some of the major business organizations that use IBS case studies. Universities and business schools that use IBS cases include University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Helsinki, London Business School, INSEAD, IMD, University of Michigan, etc.

IBS cases have also been published in several leading management textbooks published in Europe, the US and the UK. They have won recognition at international case writing competitions organized by institutions such as the Management Development Centre of Hong Kong, EFMD, The John Molson School of Business, and other institutions.

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