January 11th, 2013 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Professor Robert Girling of Sonoma State University is one such professor. With Capsim since the early days of online-based business simulations, Girling is nearing his 20th year using Capsim, and it doesn't sound like he would change a thing.
November 28th, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
When Professor Robert Björklund suggested that Woodbury University integrate Capsim business simulations throughout their entire business school curriculum in 2003, he heard some disagreement from others in the business school. Faculty was concerned that the simulations may be a duplicate experience if both undergraduate and graduate students participated, but Professor Björklund wasn't worried. After implementation, his claims were validated. "It became clear that participating in an undergrad setting may help the student know the program, but the simulation operates at a completely different level when you are part of a roomful of MBA students," he said.
September 25th, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Professor Rick Kelso prides himself on helping students see the big picture. And while he may have taken his strategic management teaching on the road, he still connects students to business with Capstone Business Simulation.
Kelso, an instructor in the Department of Management & Organization at University of South Florida's College of Business, recently taught a five-day MBA course at ISEADE in El Salvador that required tailoring the simulation and teaching to the diverse environment at hand. "On the first day of class, I had to bring in an interpreter," Kelso said.
May 30th, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
In the center of the United States - in Iowa - a consciousness-based learning university is proving their MBA program has the capabilities to compete with the best business schools in the world. By scoring in the 99th percentile in a recent business simulation competition, a team of students in Dr. Andrew Bargerstock's MBA program at Maharishi University of Management found themselves ranked 1st out of 137 other teams to make the Finals of the Foundation Business Challenge.
April 19th, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
In Capsim's Top 10 rankings, high performing business schools regularly appear top of the list - schools such as Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Southern Connecticut State University........yes, that's correct.
March 21st, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Capsim Business Simulations are usually seen as a great way to emphasize competition in the classroom, but one professor has found a more laid-back approach much more effective.
February 21st, 2012 - Posted by Wendy Guest
Joel Goldhar has been using Capsim to teach students about the real world of business for over 15 years. For Professor Goldhar, who teaches Operation and Technology Management for the Stuart Graduate School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the most important element of Capsim Business Simulations is how it provides real world business experience to students.
January 18th, 2012 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Imagine you must deliver a semester long MBA course - in one week. How would you rework your curriculum? As a strategy professor and Director of the Online MBA program at University of Texas at Dallas, Larry Chasteen, Ph.D. has faced this problem. Professor Chasteen found his solution in Capsim's Foundation business simulation.
December 9th, 2011 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Professor Gary May knows that teamwork is much more than just a word. For Gary and his students at Clayton State University in Georgia, it's a dynamic process.
"I use a three-part process for both my undergraduate and MBA classes to teach collaborative team skills within the context of the simulation," May says. The method provides students with a deeper understanding of team-building and the importance of each functional part of a team.
November 3rd, 2011 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Professors can deliver Capsim business simulations to their students in many different ways. One man who knows that is Professor Derrick Walters.
In Professor Walters' Adult Studies program, he faces a tough task - squeezing an 8 round Capsim simulation into a 6 week course. He first tried to run rounds in-class, but due to his course-work requirements, "In our situation, the approach was unacceptable."
September 27th, 2011 - Posted by Brendan Langen
Health Care Management classes may not immediately seem like a fit for Capsim business simulations, but University of Findlay in Ohio professor Josephine Kershaw Ph.D has found Capsim to be a linchpin for her course. "Using Capsim along with cases makes my class interactive by nature, which easily allows for improvement as students learn from their mistakes."
September 9th, 2011 - Posted by Wendy Guest
Professor Janis Dietz wants her business classes to be as close to real life as possible, so she sets performance goals for her students during each round of Capstone Business Simulation in her course. If they reach their targets - just as in the real world - they earn a bonus.