New Ranking Measures The Impact Of B-Schools’ Cases

Impact isn’t always the easiest metric to measure, but The Case Centre has found a way. Citing popular demand and interest, the UK-based not-for-profit has released its first Impact Index based on the global reach and impact of case studies.

The Case Centre hosts the world’s largest collection of management case studies, articles, and books, provides training in case method teaching, runs case competitions and awards, and offers scholarships. It has a membership of more than 500 organizations. In the 2022-23 academic year, 1,187 organizations across 85 countries purchased cases from The Case Centre to use in their curriculum.

Now The Case Centre has inaugurated a new tool for a new era of graduate business education. “Case-producing schools often struggle to gauge the true impact of their case writing efforts,” says Professor Ruth Bender, chair of The Case Centre’s Board of Trustees. “The Board and I are pleased that The Case Centre Impact Index provides valuable insights into the often-unrecognized impact of this work.”


The Index determines each school’s ranking by factoring in the number of a school’s cases adopted, measuring the breadth of adoption across other organizations and other countries, and tallying the number of individual students taught with the cases.

The Case Centre considered all schools for the Impact Index rankings that have published at least one case with them this past academic year — September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023. It then ranked the top 50 from 439 eligible schools.

“As the independent home of the case method, we have, for many years, been asked which schools have the most impact with their case writing,” Case Centre CEO Vicky Lester says. “After extensive and meticulous efforts, I am thrilled to unveil our inaugural Impact Index. This marks a significant addition to our recognition portfolio, playing a pivotal role in our mission to support and advance the case method worldwide.”

The Case Centre Impact Index 2023

1. Harvard Business School
2. ICFAI Business School (IBS)
4. International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
5. Ivey Business School
6. Amity Global Business School
7. Stanford Graduate School of Business
8. University of Virginia Darden School of Business
9. Copenhagen Business School
10. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)
11. London Business School
12. Columbia Business School
13. Kellogg School of Management
14. Babson College
15. IESE Business School
16. HEC Paris
17. Singapore Management University
18. ESMT Berlin
19. HKU Business School
20. Thunderbird School of Global Management
21. University of St. Gallen
22. Institute of Management Technology
23. IÉSEG School of Management
24. IE Business School
25. ESSEC Business School
26. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
27. SDA Bocconi School of Management
28. Harvard Kennedy School
29. Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School
30. Michigan Ross School of Business
31. Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
32. ESADE Business School
33. Vlerick Business School
34. ESCP Business School
35. McDonough School of Business
36. The Wharton School
37. National University of Singapore Business School
38. (j) Newcastle University Business School
38. (j) School of Business Administration, Penn State Harrisburg
40. WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
41. USC Marshall School of Business
42. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
43. Cambridge Judge Business School
44. Beedie School of Business
45. Hult International Business School
46. HEC Montréal
47. University of Bath School of Management
48. Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
49. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
50. Fox School of Business at Temple University

“It is truly rewarding to witness the commitment of these business schools to crafting high-caliber cases and generously sharing them with fellow business educators. This collaborative spirit contributes significantly to elevating standards of teaching and learning across the board. Congratulations are in order for all 50 schools, each deserving recognition for their outstanding case impact,” says Bender.

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