Case Study Analysis SS 2016
Date of first class: April 11,2016
Date of last class: July 11, 2016
Monday, 16-18 h
Online Application Tool: Here
1. Course Overview
This course introduces students to case study analysis with a multi-disciplinary approach. Through intensive analysis and presentations, students will learn to apply their theoretical knowledge to real business situations. The teaching approach applied in this course is based on the Harvard Case Method.
This course also serves as a preparation for participating in an international case competition. Particularly successful students will be invited to represent the University of Münster and the Chair of International Accounting at an international case competition in August 2016 or in February/March 2017.
2. General information
- Course in Bachelor's Program (PO 2010, Module Schlüsselqualifikation, 2nd year of studies).
- Course assessment: Regular attendance and active participation, one written group assignment and two group presentations (3 ECTS). To obtain the credit points, all assessments need to be passed.
3. Learning objective, Contents, and Methodology
Learning objective: After completing this course, students will be familiar with the Case Method and will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge to real business decision problems. Based on the Harvard Case Method, students will interactively learn to read, analyze and discuss case studies in an application-oriented way.
- Professional skills: Students will get to know various concepts and tools to analyze critical business situations and issues.
- Social skills: Students will work on various social skills (acting under time pressure, working in teams, defining the personal role, taking on responsibility, handling vague/imperfect results, presenting in English) by evaluating and presenting complex and multilayered problems without sample solution.
Contents and Methodology: The first part of this course mainly contains lectures, discussions and one written group assignment in order to provide a basic understanding about case study analysis. In the second part, teams of four students will each analyze one case study among themselves and present their results in class. The course will finish with a final case competition and an award ceremony to honor the best-performing team.
As an additional contribution, particularly successful students will be invited to represent the University of Münster and the Chair of International Accounting at an international case competition in August 2016 or in February/March 2017.
4. Application and Registration
- The number of participants is limited to 20 students for didactic reasons.
- Ten students will be chosen based on their current grade average.
- Ten students will be chosen by random selection.
- Waiting List: Another five students, chosen by random selection.
- As this course is very interactive and based on the skills of the participants, the teachers would like to get to know the students better prior to the first session. For this reason, the application asks for information on the students’ background.
- The online application tool for this course is available here. The application deadline will be March 21, 2016. We will contact you with a final confirmation or rejection on March 24, 2016.
- Accepted participants still need to register at the examination office (PAM).
- A folder with all mandatory readings throughout the course is available at the Chair of International Accounting (Room J 392).
- Further, the Case Study Handbook by William Ellet is recommended for preparation: