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Interacting with society and business

Case-related collaboration

The case method of teaching and learning, as applied at LUSEM, helps students develop ways of understanding a corporation’s problems and contributing to their solution. Working with cases in general, and case competitions in particular, provides a natural intersection for university students to engage with society and learn about business in different contexts and industries, and vice versa. Examples of case-related co-operations include:

  • A corporation serving as a live case
  • Experienced managers acting as judges in case competitions
  • Corporations working together with a case writer to produce cases

LUSEM Case Competition

One example of a case competition when LUSEM students and teachers collaborate with business is LUSEM Case Competition (LCC). The cases are presented live and solved in by the audience and competing teams. LUSEM Case Competition uniquely covers the entire process of case-based teaching- and learning. The real-life cases are written by students under the supervision of case-faculty. The unique cases are on current topics, with a certain focus on the management of communication, brands and reputation issues. The solution of the cases call for a broad management perspective. 

During the competition, student teams present their own live-cases to the audience including business representatives, faculty, and fellow students. The management decision in the case is discussed by the audience leading up to a recommendation. During the audience’s case-solving, two competing student-teams are – simultaneously and separately – prepare their solutions. The competing teams present their solution and recommendation to the audience and a panel of judges. The case-evening reaches its final when the case-writing students present the case-company’s management real-life decision. The different solutions and recommendations are discussed by the audience. A panel of faculty, business representatives, and student judges selects the evening’s winning team. 

Photo of people and teacher in a lecture hall.
During a case training session autumn 2022 at LUSEM with one of the case competition judges Tobias Lindberg, Director Business Consulting Nordics at EY. Photo: Mats Urde
Watch one of the thrilling LUSEM Case Competition finals through the years!