August 18th, 2011 - Posted by Reda Chafai
A newly minted MBA is asked, after a few weeks on her new job, to massage some figures on a sales report. Which path does she take? Refuse to comply with her manager's request, or run the risk of getting caught fudging numbers?
Capsim's new Ethics Plug-in provides students with a framework for answering questions like this. The Plug-in integrates directly with Capstone and Foundation business simulations, giving students a business ethics education that teaches ethical decision making in a connected, captivating manner.
As textbooks and case studies struggle to fully capture students' attention and ethics simulations grapple with how to realistically connect ethical decision making to real life choices, schools continue to search for an alternative that will teach business ethics and hold their students' attention. Capsim solves this problem with its Ethics Plug-in.
With the Ethics Plug-in, ethical dilemmas arise requiring students to make a decision during the round. Their choices affect their company for the remainder of the simulation, shaping everything from hiring decisions to financial progress. These impacts create a personal connection to each ethical decision made taking the learning a step beyond textbook or case study.
The vignettes deal with every day ethical dilemmas that professors can easily discuss with the class. In each case, students must determine who may be affected and the possible impacts of each decision. The professor dashboard has tools to help you teach business ethics including an introductory guide, detailed debrief reports, real world examples for comparison and much more.
As a tested and proven platform, Capsim has ensured the Ethics Plug-in is effective in communicating business ethics to students. It will help your students have a sufficient framework to face questions like "Can you alter these numbers?"