FAQ

General

  • How can I access Yale SOM Case Studies?

    Case studies are freely available to all Yale faculty, students, alumni, and staff as well as to faculty and students of schools within the Global Network. All others are invited to use our online store to purchase access.

  • How can I become notified when new Yale case studies are published?
  • Is there a preferred browser/operating system for viewing raw cases?

    All modern browsers and operating systems will support raw case sites. That said, it’s understandably challenging to maintain identical functionality across numerous platforms and browser versions. If you experience issues, please email us at case.comments@yale.edu.

  • Does Yale also produce traditional, narrative-driven case studies?

    Yes, we refer to this type of case as a “cooked” case. About half of our cases are “cooked” and the other half “raw.” You can easily filter cases according to format type in the Yale SOM Case Directory by searching either “format: raw” or “format: cooked.”

  • Are there teaching notes for raw cases?

    Teaching notes for raw cases are necessarily divergent from traditional teaching notes used in narrative-based case studies. Because raw cases integrate many different domains and themes within a single case, as many as six or seven different lesson plans may be possible. Indeed, raw cases can be used across multiple disciplines (e.g., as part of an Engineering or Management program). For this reason, some raw cases do not include teaching notes at all.

  • I’m teaching a raw case, are there any resources available to help me prepare?

    See Educator Resources for helpful suggestions for how to get started and subscribe to our newsletter for occasional tips as well.

Global Network

  • If I’m part of the Global Network, will I have to pay for Yale case studies on Study.net?

    No. Study.net has added exceptions to the fee structure such that anyone affiliated with a Global Network school will access a Yale case for free. Contact Study.Net support directly with any questions.

  • I’m a faculty member at a Global Network school. How can I assign a raw case to my students?

    We recommend using Study.Net to disseminate access to a Yale raw or cooked case. Creating an account with Study.Net is free, and Study.net has added exceptions to the fee structure such that anyone affiliated with a Global Network school can access a Yale case for free. See our Publishing Partners for more information on how to get started.

  • I’d like to create my own raw case - how do I get started?

    We've created an open source version of our Raw case template available on GitHub. The best way to get started is for us to collaborate with you on your first case. Contact us at case.access at yale.edu to request a case site and training opportunities.

  • I’d like to collaborate with Yale on a case study, who should I contact?

    We’d love to collaborate with you! Email case.access at yale.edu with a brief overview of the case you’d like to work on together. Our Director will set up an initial call to discuss the dilemma, the perspectives for the case, and any resources we might be able to share.

Non-Global Network and Non-Yale

  • How can I use a Yale raw case in my curriculum?

    We recommend using Study.Net to disseminate access to a Yale raw or cooked case (bulk pricing is available). Creating an account with Study.Net is free. See Publishing Partners for more information on how to get started. Alternatively, use our online store for low-volume purchases. 

  • I’d like to create my own raw case - how do I get started?

    An open source version of our Raw case template is available on GitHub. In the interim, the best way to get started is for us to collaborate with you on your first case. Email case.access at yale.edu to request a case site and training opportunities.

  • I’m not part of the faculty of any Business School, but I’d like to use one of Yale’s raw or cooked cases in my upcoming initiative. How should I get started?

    Our cases have been used to support a variety of learning initiatives, including executive education programs and corporate development projects. We encourage you to browse and purchase cases from our online store: https://shopcases.som.yale.edu/. Contact case.access at yale.edu for individualized recommendations.

  • I’m interested in reading a Yale case for my own personal benefit. How do I get started?

    Cases are excellent resources for lifelong learners. Our cases are available for purchase via our online store: https://shopcases.som.yale.edu/.  Contact case.access at yale.edu for individualized recommendations.

Yale Faculty and Students

Please see the Yale SOM Portal for FAQs.