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Case Title:

Developing a Formal Report – A Case Study of ‘’

Publication Month and Year : December 2009

Authors: RagaSravanthi Vemulavada, Dr. V. Srinivas

Industry: General Business

Region: India

Case Code: BRM0013

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available


Abstract: (SmartMBA), a website, which is visited by more than 600,000 MBA applicants every month, is one of India’s biggest and most trusted MBA-centric websites. SmartMBA is in a dilemma as to how should it present the rankings of top 50 International B-Schools on its website. After conducting a research, the website concluded that the data can be presented in a report format. The report format should user-friendly so that it should be easily comprehensible even for a student having a vague idea about business schools and their rankings. This case study primarily deals with the presentation of the collected data in the form of a report.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand how to plan and organise a research project
  • To understand how to evaluate a report.

Keywords : Report Writing, Reports, Research Projects, Long reports, Technical Report, Base Report, Management Report, Short Report, Prefactory Items, Methodology, B-School Rankings


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