Enhancing graduate employability of business school alumni through establishing an Australian Business Case Network

Colette Southam, Amanda Pyman, Srinivas Sridharan, Paul Kelly, Shelley Kinash, Madelaine-Marie Judd

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The abilities to solve complex, unstructured problems and to communicate effectively are desirable in business school graduates. However, recent studies report deficiencies in Australian graduates' attributes in problem solving, judgement and communication. The case method helps students develop these skills by giving them realistic business scenarios to practice making and defending their decisions. However, the lack of regional and local content is a significant impediment to teaching business cases in Australia. In response, this project addresses the need for relevant business case material and professional development for educators in business education in Australian universities. A key aim was to foster the use of realistic cases that mirror actual business situations which enable students to develop critical thinking and communication skills, as they must apply theories and models to real-world problems, personally make decisions and defend them.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney NSW Australia
PublisherAustralian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
Commissioning bodyOffice for Learning and Teaching, Australian Government
Number of pages71
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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