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

Center for Case Teaching & Learning

As a goal of brushing up the teaching quality of business schools’ faculty members, we have welcomed experts and founded the “Center for Case Teaching & Learning”. 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 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 Teaching & Learning 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
2018 Online case method course established