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

Puerto Rico university bridges Business Simulations & offline training

Posted by Cesim Team on Monday, July 03, 2017

We have previously explored how a Brazilian University brings Business Simulation Games to the next level. Yet, this is not the only instance in which educators using Cesim Simulations have found interesting ways of combining online and offline tranining. DBA Jose A. Flecha Ortiz, professor at the National University College in Puerto Rico, has combined online training using Cesim Global Challenge, our International Business and Strategy Simulation Game, with offline activities as part of the capstone course of his business students.

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Tags: How to use business simulations, Case study

Business Simulation Equips Telekom Austria Young Potentials for Future Challenges

Posted by Cesim Finland on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Telekom Austria Group, the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe, today takes care for more than 24 million customers across its 8 markets of operations, and has more than 17,000 employees. Telekom Austria Group's portfolio encompasses products and services of voice telephony, broadband Internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale as well as payment solutions.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, How to use business simulations

Why Use Business Simulations in STEM Education

Posted by Cesim Finland on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Are business simulations only meant for business students? Apart from our many business school participants, Cesim simulations are also very popular among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational organizations and corporations that aspire to solve the STEM education challenges by enhancing the learning experience and outcomes of their students or employees. Wonder why these institutions choose business simulations as a teaching tool? Read on to find out the simulation experience sharing of two STEM educators from Finland and France.


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Tags: Why use business simulations, How to use business simulations, Acquire practical business skills, Educator 2.0, Integration, Business simulations tips, Customization, Case study, Practice business theories

How to Improve Student Employability with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland on Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Just like some of the Cesim business simulation games experts and staff, Manisha Kumari, Curriculum Developer at Aston University, discovered her enthusiasm for business simulations back in her student years. With previous first hand student experience in business simulations, Manisha took on the role to redesign the Business Game Module at Aston Business School. Let's find out how she revamped the module with an employability focus to boost the job placement rate of Aston Business School students.

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Tags: Assessment, Case study, Customization, Why use business simulations, How to use business simulations, Acquire practical business skills, Educator 2.0, Integration

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