Live Cases

Class Collaboration or Case Competition

This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.

What's a Live Case?

Connect your Classroom with Industry Partners through Collaboration

Duration

Can vary. Typically done over several class sessions (if not full semester). We recommend 4-6 weeks minimum.

Location

On Campus or Remote (with 1-2 Site-Visits if feasible)

Deliverables

Milestones contain iterative deliverables. At the conclusion, students should prepare a short memo and presentation explaining suggestions for host company

Difficulty

Suitable for all undergraduate & graduate programs

Format

Students can compete or collaborate on cross functional projects

Ratio

Anywhere from 6-200 Students / Company

Live Business Cases

This learning format allows schools to deliver experiential learning to students at scale in a cost effective way. These cases are designed to connect the classroom with industry partners that provide students with a real challenge to work on that directly relates to course concepts.

 

These are often used as a way to supplement traditional courses curriculum or as a case competition. A case is created to outline the goals of the engagement, including the company background and the business challenge(s). Students collaborate cross-functionally or compete in groups as they do research and propose solutions to the business challenges. The students usually get a few chances to interact with the company with help from a faculty liaison and can accommodate 6-100 students at once.

Sample Live Business Case Competition

CapSource coordinates an Annual Student Live Business Case Competition for the international business school accrediting body, IACBE. 8 schools from all around the world compete to come up with the best solution for a real business challenge.

Northern Illinois University Intro to Business
Cross-Functional Live Case

CapSource organized a Live Case with a Burger King Franchisee for 140 students across 4 class sections facilitated by two different faculty. The students split into groups and worked on challenges related to data analysis, operations, talent management, and financial analysis.

Montclair State University In-Class
MBA Cross-Functional Live Business Case

CapSource organized a Live Business Case with two separate projects for the accelerated MBA program at Montclair State University. The students split into groups and worked on challenges related to Marketing and Product Development.

Montclair State University In-Class
MBA Cross-Functional Live Business Case

CapSource organized a Live Business Case with two separate projects for the accelerated MBA program at Montclair State University. The students split into groups and worked on challenges related to Marketing and Product Development.

University of Maryland In-Class
Advanced Cross-Functional Live Business Case

CapSource organized a Live Business Case with three separate projects for an undergraduate growth strategy course at the University of Maryland. The students split into groups and worked on challenges related to Sales & Business Development, Account Management. and New Product Development.

University of Maryland In-Class
Advanced Cross-Functional Live Case

CapSource organized a Live Case with three separate projects for an undergraduate growth strategy course at the University of Maryland. The students split into groups and worked on challenges related to Marketing, Product Development, and Talent Management.