Global Strategy Simulation
Corporation is a global strategy simulation where students take over managing a multidivisional 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.
Corporation simulation offers a hands-on learning technique which allows students to practice and apply what they have learned. Specifically, team business simulations potentially allow for collaborative learning via teammates and interactions with an expert; engaged, time on task; experiencing a true team as opposed to an ordinary work group; preparing college students as they transition from a high-structured environment to a more ambiguous, work situation; and development of interpersonal skills. Students have the opportunities to take on leadership roles and to learn about team processes in an experiential fashion. As an instructor, I can focus on one-on-team and one-on-one coaching; this creates an effective learning environment and a virtuous circle where we share our knowledge and enthusiasm
I have been working with Interpretive simulations for a very long time. From the beginning, my relationship with Interpretive felt more like a partnership than that of a customer. I have always felt that my perspective was welcomed and useful to them. I also came to learn that Interpretive would ensure that, from the technological side, the simulation experience would be a successful component of my undergraduate and MBA classes. I have never been let down by them.
I have found many ways to integrate the Corporation simulation into my lectures. Drawing on my students’ experiences with the game, I am able to convey challenging material about strategic management. The simulation isn’t just an additional feature of my class; it is an integral component of the course. Additionally, students always evaluate the simulation as an important learning tool.
I have found that I am able to reach students with the simulation that I was unable to reach before. The competitive n...