Since our faculty comprises many industry stalwarts the case studies used during classroom discussions represent the cutting edge thinking in economics and financial markets. When participants are presented with a case, they place themselves in the role of the decision maker as they read through the situation and identify the problem they are faced with. 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. This approach ensures that learning experience works at the level of analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
"The case method ... requires the ability to synthesize many complex components of business problems; hence they help to develop 'pattern recognition' skills that are very important in decision-making. Our cases help develop "critical thinking," teach that "digging hard pays off," stress the importance of "speaking persuasively and with conviction," and foster the realization "that life is filled with ambiguity.