In general, case analysis through our discussions will proceed through the following steps: • Identification of the case’s central situation, in terms of the problems faced, and/or the decision(s) and/or evaluation(s) to be made. • Formulation of the position(s) or the hypothesis that represents your position on the problem faced and/or the decision(s) and/or evaluation(s) to be made. What should be done or what do you think is going on? • Support for that hypothesis with relevant facts and data from the case (including quantitative data if available). What evidence supports your position? What additional evidence would you want to see that is not available in the case? • Description of your chosen plan of action and implementation, if relevant to the particular case. Providing an evaluation of at least one alternative course of action, including advantages and disadvantages, is always helpful . How specifically will you go about implementing your decision? Be as specific as possible. Planning and executing the details of a decision is often the hardest part and attempting to do so will often help you see the situation in a new light. 2. Three Tests & Quizzes In the last 5 minutes of each class, there will be a short online quiz on Blackboard with approximately 10 true/false questions. The goal for the quizzes is to ensure that 1) you are reading and learning assigned material prior to each class , 2) you are actively paying attention in class, and 3) your class attendance is up-to-date and recorded online. During class, we will practice applying the newly learned concepts and models to further deepen and expand your understanding. Note that some important material may be communicated in the midst of a case or exercise discussion, with or without lecture slides, so you should be paying close attention and taking notes throughout the class. Each quiz will be automatically graded on Blackboard and you will know your current total quiz average. The course is divided into three modules. Each module will consist of the quizzes culminating with a module test. In sum, there will be 3 tests across the semester; each requiring no more than 30 minutes. These will be closed-book and will be have 3-4 short-essay questions and possibly a few multiple-choice or true-false questions.