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How to Improve Student Employability with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland on Tuesday, July 05, 2016 | Reading time: 5 min.

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

How to Teach Practical Business Skills with Cesim Simulations

Posted by Cesim Finland on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | Reading time: 4 min.

At the annual Cesim Business Simulation Nordic-Chinese Institutions Teaching Experience Sharing 2016, we invited instructors and MBA students from Shenzhen University and Beijing Normal University in China over to Finland. This sharing aims to accelerate the teaching experience exchange among Nordic and Chinese educators, particularly how simulation games are used to enhance the practical business skills and employability of students. We interviewed Professor Li, Dean of College of Management at Shenzhen University, about her business simulations teaching and competition experience from a leadership perspective.
 
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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, Acquire practical business skills, How to use business simulations, Assessment, Why use business simulations

Business Simulation Game Module at Coventry University

Posted by Cesim Finland on Thursday, April 28, 2016 | Reading time: 4 min.
During the  Inaugural Cesim Instructor Workshop 2016, we strived to create more effective learning experience for students and share simulation teaching experiences among educators of different institutions and countries. Each instructor took turn to express their expectation from the Workshop before the in-depth discussion and ideas exchange began. One of the very popular interests in business strategy games teaching among educators was, how do other instructors use simulations in their courses and institutions? In response to this popular request, we will introduce the business simulator game module practice of Adewale Adeyemi at Coventry University in this blog post.
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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, Acquire practical business skills, How to use business simulations, Assessment, Why use business simulations

Business Simulations at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Thursday, September 03, 2015 | Reading time: 3 min.

Business simulation games can be put to use to achieve a wide range of learning outcomes. In this week’s blog post, we will explore and consider the benefits of using business simulations in teaching in modern education. We interviewed Senior Lecturer Jukka Sirkiä from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland, who has accumulated over a decade of experience in business simulator games, both as a learner and user, as well as an educator. As an enthusiastic adopter of technology in his role as a Lecturer, Jukka has adapted a portfolio approach to the use of business educational games, utilizing different simulations for a variety courses which he is lecturing.

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

Strategy & International Business Simulation for Management Courses

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Friday, August 07, 2015 | Reading time: 5 min.

Management in organizations is the function that coordinates the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently. As such, it is a vitally important cross-departmental discipline that relies on long term strategic thinking, timely communication, and effective decision-making based on often times incomplete information.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, How to use business simulations

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