GBSN and Capsim have teamed up to bring quality experiential learning to business education in the developing world through immersive inbox simulations, created by faculty in the GBSN community.
GBSN Certified Inbox Simulations have three core qualities:
It's a usual day for the CEO of Makhanchor Milk as you reach the office. Little did you expect your usual habit of reading the newspaper would set the agenda for the day.
A prestigious News article consolidated the list of Milk brands that were suspected of Milk adulteration by the food security department – and Makhanchor Milk was on its radar. As you sit contemplating what you should do, a flood of emails disrupts your thought process.
Project Manager at a mining firm in Ghana.
You have just completed one month on the job as Manager of Jaipur office of Safe Drivez. The company provides Taxi services in select cities in India with women drivers. The Jaipur office is newly set up and still trying to find its feet and become successful as its counterparts in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Your CEO, Vandana Kashyap, expects fast results from you.
Your team is looking for guidance from your side on operational issues. With a big national event coming up in a couple of months' time, you want to put your best foot forward to make an impact.
You've just arrived at a holiday resort for a well-deserved long weekend away and are sitting by the pool sipping on a cold piña colada when against your partner's better advice, you decide to take a quick peek at your email. Turns out, you're being flooded with messages, in the wake of a news report on bad environmental practices and greenwashing at one of your key supplier's factories.
You've just returned to the office from Work from home (WFH) after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of lockdown is over, and it was tough. Currently, there are multiple restrictions and the businesses have not opened up to their full capacity.
With the fear of a second wave looming large and the opportunity that follows, your pharmaceutical firm is involved in making an indigenous vaccine against the COVID-19 virus. You grab your coffee, log in, and open your email to share development and concerns with the government and other stakeholders. The stakeholders and organizations are based in Ahmedabad, India (a developing country).
Your vaccine is currently in the Phase 3 trials. Successful trials will render the government to approve your drug for the Indian market. You're heavily lobbying the government to sponsor and fund your innovation cost and also, to obtain a lucrative market rate per dose.
You love your job at Hindipa Motors India Pvt Ltd. in the Delhi-Gurgaon-Faridabad automotive cluster. You've been with the company for 13 years and have worked as the General Manager of Plant Operation of the Manesar Unit for the last five years.
It's time for a promotion. Your boss is retiring and you're hoping to replace him. After promising conversations with headquarters, you submitted your internal application and are looking forward to the formal interview next Wednesday in Delhi.
After graduating and traveling in Australia for a few months, Cornish Lithium (CL) hired you as an analyst. There is a lot of talk from the CEO about how important Lithium is to help ‘decarbonise’ the economy and you are keen to make an impression with your financial modeling skills.
However, getting the right information is proving somewhat challenging and there seem to be many people interested in the project with strongly held opinions. You need to listen to their views and respond appropriately but then collect independent evidence, and analyze it so you can make informed and impartial judgments.
You are somewhat concerned about the discrepancy between optimistic sentiments expressed by CL’s CEO, the marketing team, and your line manager, Barsymes, compared to the more sober assessments of geologists. Another distraction is the media storm brewing that is fanning local planning objections, not to mention a tricky relationship that you need to navigate with the Crown Estates (landowner).
Barsymes is confident you can 'sort all this out' and come up with forecasts that will assure CL’s risk-averse bankers and nervous shareholders
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing at a commodity trading company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Business Development Manager at a pharmaceutical company in Ghana.
Production Manager at a factory in Honduras.
Production Manager at a mineral water brand in Pakistan.
Product Manager at a garment manufacturing company in India.