Case Study Analysis

A case study analysis requires you to investigate a business problem, examine the alternative solutions, and propose the most effective solution using supporting evidence.

A case study analysis should include these sections:

  1. Introduction

    • Identify the key problems and issues in the case study.

    • Formulate and include a thesis statement, summarizing the outcome of your analysis in 1–2 sentences.

  2. Background

    • Set the scene: background information, relevant facts, and the most important issues.

    • Demonstrate that you have researched the problems in this case study.

  3. Alternatives

    • Outline possible alternatives (not necessarily all of them)

    • Explain why alternatives were rejected

    • Constraints/reasons

    • Why are alternatives not possible at this time?

  4. Proposed Solution

    • Provide one specific and realistic solution

    • Explain why this solution was chosen

    • Support this solution with solid evidence

    • Concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures)

    • Outside research

    • Personal experience (anecdotes)

  5. Recommendations

    • Determine and discuss specific strategies for accomplishing the proposed solution.

    • If applicable, recommend further action to resolve some of the issues

    • What should be done and who should do it?

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