Case Study report Outline
I. Read and Examine the Case/Journal Thoroughly
a. Take notes, highlight relevant facts, underline key problems.
II. Focus Your Analysis
a. Identify two to five key points/problems.
b. Why do they exist?
c. How do they impact the industry/organization?
d. Who is responsible for them?
III. Uncover Possible Solutions/Changes Needed
a. Review course readings, discussions, outside research, your experience.
Drafting the Report
Provide a draft of your case/journal report should include these general sections:
Identify the key points in the case study/journal.
Formulate and include a argument statement, summarizing the outcome of your analysis in 1–2 sentences.
Demonstrate that you have researched the main topics/points in this case study/journal.
Outline the various pieces of the case study/journal that you have learned.
Evaluate these pieces by discussing the effectiveness in business practices mentioned in the case study/journal.
State the significance of learning this topic and give example from the case study/journal.
3. Proposed Solution/Changes (for case studies)
Discuss specific and realistic solution(s) or changes mentioned in the case.
Consider strong supporting evidence, pros, and cons. Is this study/solution realistic?
Explain why this solution was chosen.
Support this solution with solid evidence, such as:
Concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures)
Personal experience (anecdotes)
4. Conclusion and Recommendations
Rephrase the main points discussed in introduction.
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?