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Adding a 'Human Dimension' to business simulations

Posted by Elyssebeth Leigh & Joan Lofgren on Monday, August 06, 2018

At the Mikkeli Campus of Aalto University in Finland, students in the final phase of coursework for their BScBA degree participated in CESIM Global Challenge during the spring capstone course (all will go on exchange the upcoming autumn). This course combines finance and strategy decisions with close examination of aspects of the 'human dimensions' of students' future workplaces; a combination that has been central to each iteration since its first use in 2015. At all times participants are working, in parallel, on two questions: “What are our options for achieving the best possible return to shareholders?” and “How do we establish - and maintain - effective group dynamics within our team?”

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Tags: Case study, How to use business simulations, Why use business simulations, edtech, Student engagement, Finland

Failing is good

Posted by Graeme Kirkup on Wednesday, June 06, 2018

What a statement! I do not like to fail and I wish that life could simply be life without failure and filled with success.

We can be so focused on not failing that we don’t aim for success, settling instead for a life of mediocrity and one without failure. But to have the pleasure of experiencing success, one has to be prepared to fail.

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Tags: Why use business simulations, Practice business theories, Corporate Training, Management Training, soft skills

Belgian and Hungarian students get a taste of business life with Cesim simulations

Posted by Cesim Team on Monday, May 28, 2018

For a second consecutive year, students from BGE-PSZK (Department of Finance and Accounting of Budapest Business School and University) and from the Belgian HoGent University took part in an English-language business simulation course in Budapest, Hungary. The 35 participants formed a diverse group with different nationalities (Belgium, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Georgia, China, Holland, Mongolia, Germany, Lebanon and Ethiopia, to name a few) and who spoke twelve different native tongues.

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Tags: simulation, Business simulations, How to use business simulations, Practice business theories, business game, simulation game, competition, simulations, Generation Y, Neomillennials, Millennials, Student engagement

Using business simulations in higher education from a student's point of view

Posted by Cesim Team on Thursday, April 26, 2018

We recently spoke with Mikola Stewart, an International Business student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. In the video below, he shares his experience with, why he enjoyed and what he learned by playing Cesim Global Challenge, our Strategy & International Business Simulation, as part of his Bachelor's degree.

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Tags: Business simulations, How to use business simulations, Why use business simulations, Serious Games, Generation Y, Neomillennials, Millennials, Student engagement, Finland

The power of business simulations in corporate training - A blog post by Graeme Kirkup

Posted by Cesim Team on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

At Cesim we are glad to welcome Graeme Kirkup into our team, who has recently assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Solutions. The following post reviews his professional background and the path that led him to fall in love with business simulations.

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Tags: Business simulations, Why use business simulations, Corporate Training

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