Integrating Courses in Business Education
A Case Method

Undergraduate business education in the United States has evolved over the years in a highly balkanized form, isolated from each other as well as from the common, pragmatic, and integrated needs of the managers. We propose to integrate four areas of business -- Statistics I, Statistics II, Quantitative Methods, and Production/ Operations Management -- by means of case method instruction.

Ours is a teaching approach which requires students to participate in problem situations that may be hypothetical or real. Students will receive a case containing pertinent data, analyze the data, evaluate the nature of the problem, decide upon applicable principles, and finally recommend a solution or course of action.

The use of cases in the undergraduate business classroom is not unusual, but the cases usually available are, what one can call, "one dimensional." That is, they are designed to be used for a single class at a single point in time. Our use of the case method will be integrated along several dimensions of commonality, including common objectives, methods, concepts, skills, and perspectives. So, we characterize our approach to the cases as being "multi-dimensional" -- going across multiple courses during a semester and across time (i.e., beyond the immediate course experience).

  • Led by: Drs. Amaresh Das and Anil Kukreja, Ms. Elizabeth Broussard, and Mr. Brian Jones (Business Department)
  • Date: Thursday, February 13, 2003
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Library Room 501
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Note: Lunch will be provided (and available as early as 11:30 AM).

To register: Please e-mail or call Arriana at ext. #7512.

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