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 who have made case-based learning a critical component of pedagogy.

Almost all the courses at IBS are taught through case studies – the case studies being tailor-made to the requirements of different 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. Both Indian and
international case studies are used extensively.

IBS Hyderabad has an in-house Case Research Center that develops case studies on contemporary topics. These case studies based on Indian and International organizations are used extensively in the programs at IBS Hyderabad. IBS case studies have won recognitions at various international case writing competitions.

More than 250 case studies from the Case Research Center have featured in international textbooks like Exploring Corporate Strategy (Financial Times/Prentice-Hall), Strategic Management (Thomson Learning), Strategic Management:A Casebook (Ivey Publishing), International Business (McGraw- Hill Irwin), Strategic Management Competitiveness and Globalization: Concepts and Cases (Thomson Southwestern).In addition, IBS Hyderabad has a licensing arrangement with Harvard Business School Publishing to use HBS cases.

“I would like to congratulate ICMR on the excellent selection of cases available for students, professors and authors. The selection encompasses cases with a range of geographic locations, business topics, and cultural issues. I have been particularly pleased with the willingness of the ICMR case authors to update and tailor cases to my needs.”

– Helen Deresky,Professor Emerita

State University of New York,Plattsburgh, NY; Author of International ManagingManagement:Across Borders and Cultures, 7ed. (Upper Saddle River,NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011).