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The Business Simulations Blog

How to Improve Student Employability with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 03:43 PM

Just like some of the Cesim 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 Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 02:21 PM


At the annual Cesim 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 on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 02:46 PM


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

6 Reasons Why Students Like Business Simulations

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 @ 02:23 PM

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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Business Simulations at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 09:27 AM

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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4 Ways Business Simulations Can Improve Student Engagement

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

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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Strategy & International Business Simulation for Management Courses

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

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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Running a Hospitality Course with a Hotel and Restaurant Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 01:43 AM

Running such a multifaceted business as a hotel requires a great deal of cross departmental know-how of its leadership. To really understand the nuances of customer satisfaction and how it relates to bottom line performance, hotel managers must deal with a variety of decisions that span the entire chain of the organization. Teaching hospitality management is thus a complex endeavor that can benefit greatly from a risk free practical learning environment to consolidate what the students have learned in the class.

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Cesim Connect for Telekom Austria Group’s Development Programme

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 09:23 PM

Telekom Austria Group, is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with almost 23 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group has roughly 16,000 employees as of April, 2015 and revenues were roughly EUR 4 billion as of year-end 2014. 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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Team Performance, Cognitive Diversity, and Business Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

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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Tags: Educator 2.0, Acquire practical business skills, Why use business simulations, Practice business theories