Case Study or Decision Brief?


MP Guru
BusinessWeek’s recent article on the pros of CBS’s new decision briefs opens up an interesting question: What is the best way to teach students to handle tough, real-world decisions?

According to the article, decision briefs — pioneered by experts here at CBS — have a leg up on the case study in doing this. Decision briefs provide students with less information than a standard case study and require them to come up with strategies.

“We want our students to be used to dealing with incomplete data,” Dean Hubbard was quoted in the article. “They should be able to make decisions out of uncertainty.”