Michigan State University

Business Case Studies

Use this guide to find, analyze and write case studies as well as prepare for case competitions. Adapted with permission from the UBC, David Lam Library's Business Cases Guide.

About Case Competitions

Business schools, corporations and other organizations host case competitions, where teams present solutions to a range of business challenges and opportunities.

If you are competing, it is useful to find out about the case competition in which you are participating. Use Google to search for your case competition, and explore the website fully, looking for terms like Archives, Resources, Press Releases, or Media to find information about previous cases and competition winners. YouTube may also have highlights from past competitions.

Below is a selective list of case competitions:

Preparing for Case Competitions

Case Competitions Library Resources

It is a good idea to get familiar with library resources that can help you analyze cases. The business school that hosts a case competition will often have many of the same resources to which the Gast Business Library subscribes.  

Explore the following research guides for basic strategies and resources: