Berkeley Haas Case Series


General Requirements

  • Cases must have a Haas Faculty Sponsor as the lead (first listed) author.
  • Cases should have general editorial and pedagogical excellence.
  • Content must be of high interest to Undergraduate, MBA, and/or Executive Education programs.
  • Cases should be approximately 2,000 to 5,000 words in length, about 10 pages or less using our case template.
  • All cases must have written teaching notes that follow the design of our teaching note template.
  • Class testing, where students complete a formal quantitative assignment as part of the case analysis, is not required but is preferred and strongly encouraged.

If you are not a current Haas faculty member, you may still submit a case study for consideration. However, all cases must have a Haas faculty sponsor, who will be listed as the lead author. If you already have a fully developed case study, please contact us. If you are interested in developing a new case study, please consider consulting the Haas faculty directory to find a Haas faculty sponsor who may be interested in working with you on your case study.

Permissions Forms

Authors are required to complete three consent forms prior to publishing their case:

  • Author Publication Agreement
  • Open Access Waiver
  • Company Consent Form

Forms will be sent via DocuSign. We ask that authors review, sign, and return these forms within three business days. Extensions are possible in situations where it may take longer to receive written consent from a signing authority at the subject company.

Copyright Requirements

Authors must obtain copyright permission for all proprietary information that will be part of the case, regardless of whether it was obtained from a public source (e.g., logos, charts, figures, graphs, interviews). This is a critical (and the most often overlooked) requirement of publishing. Copyright acquisition is ALWAYS easier to obtain at the beginning of the case writing process than after the fact.

A case cannot be published or distributed until all necessary written permission has been submitted to the Berkeley-Haas Case Series.

 BHCS Permission to Publish Exhibit Form

This form is needed if any copyrighted exhibits or images are used in the case study.


We send new cases to our publishing partners on a quarterly basis. The deadlines below pertain to each quarterly distribution date.

  • February 1st to be made available online by April 1st
  • May 1st to be made available online by July 1st
  • August 1st to be made available online by October 1st
  • November 1st to be made available online by January 1st