Cooperative Case Studies Experiential, Business Problem Solving Tools


  • Bruce M. Saulnier


The rapidly changing nature of the world of work requires college graduates to possess knowledge, skills, and attitudes far beyond those required of graduates a mere decade ago. For business schools it cannot be simply business as usual; old delivery systems tied to traditional areas of functional specialization meet the needs of neither American business nor entering college freshmen. A cooperative case study experiential approach is demonstrated which moves beyond functional specialization while simultaneously addressing student developmental needs in the area of problem solving. Preliminary results are discussed and more creative approaches to business education are advocated for the future.