Case studies may be fictitious or based on real events.
They can be as brief as a one paragraph overview or a detailed report.
You may also be given a basic question where you have to uncover the details yourself with a real client.
Case studies are widely used in accounting education to promote synthesis and analysis of content and to develop high level professional skills and tools.
Professional Development skills
They also feature in the examination structure of many professional bodies.
Practical Job Skills
Real life case studies often don’t have a straightforward, single solution, so you will have the opportunity to develop problem solving, communication and group working skills, in addition to technical knowledge.
Resources for why and how to use case studies
Case Studies in Business and Economics - Subject Research Guide
This guide will help you find quality case studies in our journal and business databases.
Other resources include:
Online Case Studies
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