A case is a description of a situation involving problems to be solved . It provides realism to one’s understanding. The case method involve a deep analysis of an actual organization event or series of event. Reading theories and concept is the beginning of knowledge; but in order to complete one’s education, it is useful to gain some insight into practical management problems and try to apply the theoretical concept in dealing with these problems.
There are no right answers to a case problem. There are however, better answers . The quality of the answer can be judged by the student’s demonstrated knowledge of the subject-matter, analytical and applicative ability and logical consistency in the arguments given in support of his view or decision.
Students who make decisions on insufficient analysis usually come up with bad answers. It is the facts upon which decisions are made that are important, several acceptable solutions may be derived from the facts.
Varying degree of difficulty may be felt while attempting a case. Sometimes the specific problem or point in the case is obvious. At other times, it may be necessary to read, re-read and analyze the case in order to determine what is the major problem.
In any case student should demonstrate their knowledge of the subject as excellently as they can.
understanding obtained from the books you have studied.
Analyze the factors which would influence your decision.
Examine the interrelationships of facts given in the case and what they mean in a practical as well as a theoretical sense. Interpret facts in the light of the decision framework. Make suitable assumptions.
Search for and delineate alternatives. If you have been asked question on a particular aspect, develop the response accordingly.