Case Methods for Leadership Development
The NUCB Business School introduced leadership development with "Case Method" in 1990. Management issues faced by companies are the basis of the business cases. Case Method allows you to raise your practical management skills by simulating situations where you are required to read and debate business dilemmas and make decisions based on hundreds of varied cases all from the stand-point of the key decision maker in the firm.
As for management, you are required to have analytical and presentation skills, logical thinking, as well as leadership skills. In the case method of the NUCB Business School, you will be able to obtain these skills by preparation for the courses, group and class discussions
Establishment of Center for Case Method
As a goal of brushing up the teaching quality of business schools’ faculty members, we have welcomed experts and founded the “Center for Case Method”. At the Center, it not only offers information about case method research through seminars, but also supports training faculty members in business schools, training officers in companies, and high school teachers for them to become familiar with active learning.
Haruo Takagi, Chair Professor
Dr. Haruo Takagi earned his DBA from Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration in 1984 after completing both a Bachelor ('73) and Master degree ('75) from Keio University. Dr. Takagi's professional background includes positions at Toray Business Research Institute as a consultant and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). His research includes topics as diverse as organizational behavior and information technology leadership in networks and organizational communication and organizational innovation. His publications include The Flaw in Japanese Management and various contributions to Japanese management journals. He has held instructor positions at Keio Business School and recently joined the NUCB Business School as an instructor and the Chair of the Center for Case Teaching & Learning.
Specialized Field: Organization Behavior & Leadership
Academic Background: D.B.A. (Harvard University)
Shinichi Takeuchi, Director
With dual expertise in education and business administration, Mr. Takeuchi has extensive achievements in organizational implementation of case method in both academic and business settings. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Mr. Takeuchi was actively engaged in business administration and personnel training as well as in strategic reform and exchange projects in Japan and overseas at Mazda Motor Corporation. He is also the founder and representative director of Case Method Laboratory, Inc., which specializes in capacity development through case method. His academic background ranges from philosophy of education, educational methods, history of professional education, school administration and organizational behavior to managerial accounting. He has authored a number of books, research papers and articles on case method education.
Specialized Field: Case Method Education, Management for Teaching and Learning
Academic Background: Ph.D. (Hiroshima University)
|1990||Case Method teaching introduced|
|2001||Class visits to IVEY Business School Asia Campus to develop NUCB Case Method teaching|
|2003||EMBA program by case method teaching launched|
|2004||Capstone course of Case Writing required for EMBA program completion started|
|2011||Case Awards commendation started|
|2011||Asia Pacific Case Center (APCC) established|
|2012||500 collections of Cases housed at APCC|
|2013||Started to send faculty members to Global Colloquium for Participant-centered Learning at Harvard Business School|
|2016||Introduction and training on Case Method teaching into educational Institution started|
|2016||1,000 collections of Cases housed at APCC|
|2018||Center for Case Method established|
|2018||Cooperation agreement on the translation of cases with Harvard Business School Publishing|
|2018||"Introduction to teaching methods by Case Method" published|
|2018||Hosted the Case Method Seminar by Harvard Business Publishing|