Case learning is a method of applying theory to sound practical real world applications. Each selected case provides a description of a problem situation taken from a specific company and documented into the case to address specific International concepts and constructs. The purpose of each case is to augment the course content with applications that enable the student to apply text materials to a problem and solve that application problem using Learner selected methods and procedures.
There are no exact answers or perfect solutions to a case problem. Indeed, each recommended solution and justification can and is usually different comparatively amongst a group of respondents. The solution must fit the case and must be vigorously supported. The problem statement, analysis, selected solution, and especially the justification of the selected solution, are all critical elements in the case method. There are no short cuts to case presentations but a formalized methodology that enables the case presenter the optimal way to solve the case problem.
Introduction – Explanation of the problem
Analysis – Introduce outside resources based on the problem
Solution – Answers to the questions in paragraph form
Justification – Link the analysis to the solution
Summary – Conclusion of ideas
Appendix – Answers to accounting problems dealing with numbers