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.
I am writing to express my appreciation to the Interpretive Team for the terrific support you provided (again) to my students and me. Having used the simulation in three previous classes, I continue to greatly appreciate the assistance and guidance providing by your organization. Thank you very much!
The CountryManager simulation is an adventure in experiential learning. It provides students with all the skills they would need to take a firm and a product suite to Latin America or Asia. It is versatile enough that students can implement a variety of strategies. More abstractly, it provides students with the experience of competing on innovation. They create innovation, introduce it to a new system that reacts to it, and compete with it. The Interpretive staff are like collaborative partners. And even better, you work with the same people over the semesters and years.
This is my second semester using this simulation and I have only had positive responses from the students. As a teacher I use it as an emphasis when teaching. Anytime I need help I get a very quick response.
The simulation worked great for my class as it has for the past 5 years!! I can’t see ever teaching the HRM class without using the Interpretive simulation!
You guys in Interpretive's customer support team provide the fastest turnaround on customer requests on this (and probably any other) planet!
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.
The most important part of a simulation is experiencing the outcomes of decisions that they would not otherwise experience without the simulation. Good or bad, students gain an understanding of the consequences of their decisions and are empowered by the results they generate. Even if the aftermath of a given round is not particularly successful, it provides an engaging and often riveting opportunity to diagnose what went wrong and correct these errors. This would not be possible without living through the highs and lows of consecutive rounds of decision making using Country Manager. The simulation brings the material to life, makes my students excited to learn and apply their knowledge in this highly realistic industry environment.
The simulation was fantastic. My students learned so much more than would have in a typical class. The support was great! Thanks so much. If I teach this class again I’ll definitely be using your software.
I have been using an Interpretive Simulation at both the undergraduate and the graduate level at the University of Connecticut for a number of years. I think every semester the students have walked away with knowledge and practical application of the concepts that will serve them well as they pursue their careers. The vast majority of my students have stated that the simulation made their education more real for them and they learned more about how things worked in the “real” world. In many cases, they did not want the simulation to be over. I like the simulation and all it brings to the educational experience of the students.
One of my former students emailed me stating that using Airline gave him better knowledge than the textbook. Every time that I use a simulation, there is always a positive story where students gets the hands-on experience before they become successful in their professional careers.