There are no simple solutions Pioneered by HBS faculty and one of the highlights of the HBS experience, the case method is a profound educational innovation that presents the greatest challenges confronting leading companies, nonprofits, and government organizations—complete with the constraints and incomplete information found in real business issues—and places the student in the role of the decision maker. This requires students and faculty to work closely together—another hallmark of the HBS experience. During their time at the School, students study and prepare over 555 cases. of cases are internationalcases read during the two-year MBA program This classroom interaction is enriched by ninety classmates from diverse industries, functions, countries, and experiences. In class—under the questioning and guidance of the professor—students probe underlying issues, compare different alternatives, and finally, suggest courses of action in light of the organization's objectives. As you watch a case study unfold in class, you'll see students doing 85 percent of the talking, as the professor steers the conversation by making occasional observations and asking questions.
The next step is to perform the necessary analysis—examining the causes and considering alternative courses of actions to come to a set of recommendations. To get the most out of cases, students read and reflect on the case, and then meet in learning teams before class to warm up
And discuss their findings with other classmates.