Corporation is a global strategy simulation where students take over managing a multi-divisional firm in an international environment. The diversified company is one of several firms serving business customers in the highly competitive information systems industry. The market is composed of three segments: Hardware, Software, and Systems.
Peggy Golden, Jerald Smith,
Global Strategy simulation, Corporation, provides an environment for students to apply strategy concepts they encounter in your course and to integrate the knowledge gained in earlier business courses.
Corporation has multiple key objectives:
Students take over and run a multi-unit corporation in the dynamic information systems industry, with the opportunity to expand into international markets. Groups of students operate one or more strategic business units that can be bought and sold on the open market, or swapped in privately negotiated deals with other teams in class. Each period, operations, marketing, and HR decisions are made for each business unit, while acquisition and financing decisions are made at the corporate level. Corporation gives students the opportunity to design, implement, and refine their strategy in a global context where the environment and competition are always changing.
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Combining our simulation Corporation with our quizzes and assignments gives you the tools to assess your students’ understanding of the concepts of strategy. The following grading rubric works best to assess your students’ knowledge and understanding, providing a thorough assessment.
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