Interpretive’s management simulations start with a case that defines the environment and scenario. Students deal with real world products with which they will be familiar. Throughout the simulation, students will enter a series of decisions for each period, and both instructors and students can monitor their results in comparative reports.
All of our management simulations provide enough decision rounds for students to see the outcomes of their decisions, strategy, and/or plan. Students will have all the information they’ll need within the simulation to make their decisions.
We have used HRManagement for a number of years now, and we are consistently impressed with both the depth of the simulation as well as the support received. The simulation provides our students with realistic decisions to be made, and, importantly, helps students understand the consequences of their decisions. It is difficult to get the balance right – too simple, and the simulation becomes boring; too complex, and the learning points are lost. This simulation strikes the right balance to make it fun, challenging, rewarding and useful. In addition, we receive wonderful, prompt support from everyone at Interpretive. They listen to our needs, and help both Faculty and students quickly and with a minimum of fuss – exactly what we are looking for.
I have used the MarketShare simulation for the past four years with over 200 students per year. The simulation fits perfectly into university and college of business engagement goals of providing activities that are student-centered approaches to learning that build on classroom lectures and materials to further develop professional and personal skills through application.
Thanks for all of the work that you and others on the team put in throughout this term, in my books it is impossible for the other simulations to compete with you.
Your team is really great, and I can't express how much I appreciate your support. It makes my job much easier.
In my years (forgotten how many, but it is quite a few) of dealing with Interpretive Simulations, I have always received excellent customer service. This year, the support team has gone over and above that standard and far exceeded my expectations. Once again, my heartfelt appreciation for your willingness to meet a customer's needs and help with problems.
Students in my classes learn significantly more, and retain their new knowledge longer, when they have the opportunity to put learning to use. I have found business simulation games to be an excellent way to put knowledge to active use in my online classes, especially as online classes do not allow for face-to-face interaction as a classroom situation does.
I have used PharmaSim in MBA classes for several years and found it a great method for enhanced and enriched learning. This is the first time using it with Undergrads and it turned out so well that I regret not using it sooner.
Country Manager provides, through an experiential learning platform, an immersion into the role and responsibilities of marketing and brand managers. From a department perspective, the Country Manager experience has increased the marketing acumen of our average MBA student and has also has resulted in a greater number of students who express an interest in pursuing a marketing career. Working with Interpretive has been delightful. Their support staff has been super- their response time to correct student issues has been remarkable and have exceeded my expectation on all “service” dimensions.
One of the most frequent questions in my intro marketing MBA class was “How can we apply material we are learning in real life?” To answer this question I used business cases, discussed real marketing problems that got coverage in mass media, brought guest speakers from local companies… Still I felt that the question was only partially answered for my students who did not have marketing experience. New Shoes simulation helped me to finally introduce experiential learning element in my class. New Shoes simulation is a good reflection of what marketers do in real life and I am very satisfied to use it in my class.
I wanted to express my appreciation for the outstanding support provided by the staff at Interpretive Simulations. Whenever I had an issue; and there were more than I anticipated (all due to students); your team responded rapidly with clear instructions on how to resolve them.