HBS and the Case MethodHarvard Business School pioneered the case method of teaching in the 1920s as a way of bringing management lessons to life in the classroom. More than 80 percent of HBS classes are built on the case method.
Cases are written by HBS professors, with research assistance from Knowledge & Library Services staff and Research Associates. Approximately 350 cases are developed at the School each year.
Finding HBS Cases
- Students currently registered in an HBS MBA or Doctoral class can search the HBP catalog and then use the HBS Cases Request Form to request HBS cases and background notes.
- Cases are available for purchase at the Harvard Business Review Store.
- Cases are available for Educators to review at Harvard Business Publishing.
- HBS case abstracts can be also searched and located in in Business Source Complete.
- Contact Historical Collections for cases no longer in print.
- See a list of recently published cases.
- Read more about the HBS Case Method in Practice.