The Business Simulation Blog

Let the game flow through you — or why business simulations are an outstanding educational tool

Posted by Cesim Team on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time flies when you're having fun.
Business education and corporate training is aimed mostly at adult learners who already have knowledge and experience in the field they wish to improve. They are usually very eager to apply and test their learning in a real-life scenario. If you also consider that business simulations allow their participants to apply several business concepts concurrently, so that they get a holistic understanding of the business decision-making process, then it becomes obvious why business simulations are an ideal tool for adult business education.

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Tags: business game, Why use business simulations, Student engagement, student motivation, Millennials, Neomillennials, Generation Y, Serious Games, business simulation, business simulation games

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

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, soft skills, Management Training, Corporate Training, Practice business theories

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

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