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.
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This experience, my first, with BizCafe was fantastic and I appreciate all of the support and the quality of your product.
I used the Country Manager simulation last semester for the first time to teach a senior level International Marketing class. As teachers we tend to teach our students in a linear way, perhaps due to the fact that chapters in traditional text books are divided up by topic. One week we teach distribution, the next we teach cultural differences, the next pricing, etc. Using the simulation as the basis for the whole class enabled the students to get an understanding of how all the different variables interact and how important interdependent decision making becomes in the complex world of International marketing. It was a great experience for all concerned and I will be using it again next semester.
We decided to use BizCafe as a project that we believed would provide the students the opportunity to work in cross-cultural teams and also give them some practical business experience. BizCafe didn't disappoint….The BizCafe game was great because it was very easy to administer and provided a great way to deliver the key concepts of Introduction to Business in a very practical manner.
Many of my student commented about not having an opportunity to do a budget on their jobs and others shied away from anything that had to do with numbers. But at the end of the course, students commented that they had a better grasps to budgets and were confident that they can develop, monitor etc. budgets.
With the simulation students start to understand how system works, instead of looking at each discipline in isolation. They realize the importance of environmental scanning and understanding what competition, government, and nature will do and how this will influence their business. Finally, the simulation points out to students that success does not happen overnight. They have to work hard and be persistent in their efforts in order to achieve their goals.
The simulation is excellent and is one way I’ve found to pull the importance of cross-functionality in business into every decision. It definitely helps students have a better understanding.
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.
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