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Why Use Business Simulations in STEM Education

Posted by Cesim Finland


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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6 Effective Business Simulation Games Teaching Strategies

Posted by Cesim Finland


Hello educators, the new academic year is fast approaching. Are you thinking about incorporating business simulation games into your courses or training? Whether you are a new or experienced simulation user, we understand that you must be looking for the best strategies to ensure the smooth integration of the simulation and hopefully to achieve the maximum teaching and learning benefits. We want to help and contribute to the improvement of education quality and effectiveness, so we are reviewing some of the effective business simulator games teaching strategies in this month's blog post.

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How to Improve Student Employability with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland

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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How to Teach Practical Business Skills with Cesim Simulations

Posted by Cesim Finland


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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Business Simulation Game Module at Coventry University

Posted by Cesim Finland

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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6 Reasons Why Students Like Business Simulations

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

Let’s face it, while the format of higher education hasn’t changed significantly since the industrial revolution, what students expect from your class definitely has. The 21st century digital learner has more options than ever when it comes to how and when she consumes materials, making this generation of pupils one of the most sophisticated and challenging to teach. 

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4 Ways Business Simulations Can Improve Student Engagement

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

Student engagement is a hot topic in education today, and for a good reason. With a multitude of distractions available to learners at any given time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make your course material both relatable and memorable over the long term. 

Business simulations can help you overcome this barrier by adding a hands-on learning element to your course that connects the dots between theory and practice.

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Team Performance, Cognitive Diversity, and Business Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

As we have covered in previous articles, business simulations are already a fantastic supplementary tool on their own in higher education learning. Today we talked to Associate Professor Anssi Tarkiainen at Lappeenranta University of Technology about how he is taking the use of simulations to the next level. Professor Tarkiainen has been using Cesim Global Challenge for 5 years in a capstone course for the internationally accredited (EPAS accreditation) Master’s in International Marketing Management program offered at the LUT School of Business and Management. Recently, LUT was ranked as the best young university in the Nordic countries by Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings.

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10 Banking Concepts to Practice with the Cesim Bank Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

Cesim Bank is a browser-based bank management simulation game developed to facilitate understanding of the front and back office operations of a bank, and their interaction in a competitive environment, and to help cultivate a holistic and fact-based management culture, develop analytical skills, and create awareness about the current banking operating environment.

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Why Business Simulations Are Perfect For A Flipped Classroom

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

The flipped classroom is a term used to describe a reversed format in which students engage with pre-recorded video or audio materials in their own time prior to meeting face to face in more hands-on, workshop type lectures. Because of their independently playable nature, business simulations integrate really well with this increasingly popular classroom structure. 

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