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Case Study Analysis #X

Case Number [XX]

[Title of the Case Study]

MSTM XXXX:  Course Name

Overview of Situation

In this section give a short synopsis of the case study. This should be very general and state the key facts surrounding the case study that relate to the problem statement and the unit content. This should be less than one page; this section does not contain any analysis or your opinion. You are just stating the facts as they are presented in the case study.


  1. Avoid conducting any analysis in this section.
  2. Keep it to the facts at hand. Do not make any assumptions or begin any analysis. Keep the writing direct and avoid personal statements. Facts/Facts/Facts…..
  3. Make sure the content of the overview relates to the unit theory. If for example in unit deals with Mission, Strategy of the company and/or their Goals and Objectives:
  1. Callahan Mission was:
  1. To provide the best quality food and most helpful environment for Customers and Employee happiness is the …
  1. His Goals/Objectives:
  1. Give employees a promotional path
  2. Once a company grows beyond a certain point…….
  1. Key it brief and reference the document. I can read the case study for more information. Do not repeat the case study itself.
  2. Do not bring in anything that does not relate to the case study or unit content in this section.

Problem Statement

Sum up the problem in one statement then discuss why the problem exists in the next few paragraphs (keep this to less than half a page if possible).

The underlying problem is that there is no strategic plan in place for the University Museum.  

The academic senate in charge of museum operations has many members with differing views of the future of the museum.  Long-term success cannot be achieved when the organization does not have a strategy with clearly stated objectives, vision and goals.


List the alternatives clearly so the reader knows exactly what they are then discuss the pros and cons of each one. In the discussion, you should quickly reference sections of the course text to support the pros and cons. You can put the pros and cons in a table or use point form.  The key for this section is to demonstrate that one understands the strengths and weakness of each alternative and how it relates to the course context.

Alternatives are:

  1. Develop a Strategic Plan ….
  2. Continue with Business as usual
  3. Do nothing

Pros and Cons of each alternative

Alternative 1: Develop a Strategic Plan:


  1. Aligns with the Strategic vision of the company…
  2. Cost Effective….
  3. Support their current business theory…


  • Does not align with Employee expectations..
  • Has no strategic fit in the company (maybe quote porter reference)

……[or you can use tables as below]

Alternative 2: …..

Alternative One  







Alternative 2



Tips for alternatives: Make sure you state clear alternatives that address the problem and are realistic. Keep them brief initially and make sure you state the pros and cons of each one clearly and concisely. You do not have to explain the details of each pro and con; they should be obvious or explained in the next section. If you state something in theory such as, Aligns with Porters’ Strategic Fit Theory, just put the reference here and don’t repeat the theory itself.


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