Interpretive’s strategy 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 strategy 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 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.
I have used the StratSimMarketing simulation for several terms now in my MBA Marketing Strategy course at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business and students have been very pleased with it, especially as it helps them to apply the marketing management principles they learned in other courses.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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