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Our "teaching" case studies will help students in your discipline learn to think and act like managers and industry leaders.


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Côte Sud Initiative: Integrated Development in Haiti

This case takes students into the world of international sustainable development. It looks at the challenges that confront a comprehensive development project (environment, education, health etc.) in the south of Haiti in 2012.

FREE Success or Anomaly?

This case tells the story of a small, online publication in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has confounded the punditry of the digital era. Use this case in a course/class about the business of media, strategic management, or entrepreneurship.

Evacuate or Stay? Northshore LIJ and Hurricane Sandy

In October 2012, the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospitals (North Shore-LIJ) network braced—together with rest of the East coast—for the advent of Hurricane Sandy. This case examines the pros and cons of evacuating medical facilities in the face of a looming natural disaster.

Can Investigative Journalism Pay?: InvestigateWest and the Nonprofit Model

This case looks at the realities of creating a non-profit news start-up focused on investigative reporting. Nonprofits often start with substantial financial support from foundations. Is this healthy in the news business?

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1st Sustainable Development Case

March 15, 2014 -- The Case Consortium @ Columbia is happy to introduce our first case on sustainable development. The case, Côte Sud Initiative: Integrated Development in Haiti, takes students into the world of international sustainable development.

Cases Published in Conjunction with Aga Khan University

January 29, 2014 – Are you looking to engage your students with material about international journalism? Look no further than new cases about journalism in East and South Africa. The Case Consortium @ Columbia is distributing these cases produced in partnership with the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications. 

Over 500 Faculty Members Registered

Jan. 29, 2014 - Over 500 faculty members and instructors at more than 258 schools worldwide have signed up to review cases from the Case Consortium @ Columbia. With more schools, departments and faculty joining, now is the time to find the perfect case for your class!

1st Business Reporting Case

Nov. 21, 2013 - The Case Consortium @ Columbia is happy to introduce our first case on business reporting. Just in time for spring courses! The case, Cumulative or Discrete Numbers: How Should Bloomberg Measure the Bailout?, follows journalists at Bloomberg from 2008 through 2011 as they first file a FOIA request with the Federal Reserve and then sue the nation’s central bank. 

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