Get Students Tech-Savvy with Business Simulations

Get Tech-Ready to Take Over Silicon Valley with Business Simulations

Silicon Valley is ruled by millennials who rushed in to claim one of the many tech jobs available. This campus-inspired atmosphere is known for its culture of working hard and long hours, but it’s also the birthplace of innovative ideas that have transformed the way humans experience the world. So for many students it’s the … Continue reading Get Tech-Ready to Take Over Silicon Valley with Business Simulations

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On Action Learning by Frank Voehl

This article is written by Frank Voehl. Frank is an Innovation Coach and expert in the application of the business improvement tools and innovation methods to public and private organizations, including city, county, community government, and non-profit operations. He is also a Grand Master Black Belt Instructor in Lean Six Sigma and Performance Management. He’s … Continue reading On Action Learning by Frank Voehl

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MikesBikes Student Makes the “40 Under 40” List

Delivering your best at every turn is difficult and even exhausting, but that is what appears to differentiate successful folks from the unsuccessful ones. -Amar Virk The 40 under 40 list recognizes graduates who are making a significant contribution to their field and community. We are proud to announce that MikesBikes student, Amar Virk, has made the list! … Continue reading MikesBikes Student Makes the “40 Under 40” List

Experiential Learning using MikesBikes at The Business Centre

“Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” – David Kolb The Business Centre in Ontario Canada have became a part of the experiential learning movement using the MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation with great success. We interviewed Bob Walpole, Project Manager at The Business Centre, to learn about what they do, and why they chose … Continue reading Experiential Learning using MikesBikes at The Business Centre

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Ithaca College Professors Win 2017 MAACBA Teaching Innovation Award

Congratulations to Alan Cohen, Hormoz Movassaghi and Warren Schlesinger for winning the Middle Atlantic Association Colleges of Business Administration’s 2017 Innovation in Teaching Award for their work with the freshman course – World of Business. The MAACBA selected Ithaca College’s business course from 26 other submissions in the undergraduate category. Lawrence Singleton, President of MAACBA and Dean of Marist School … Continue reading Ithaca College Professors Win 2017 MAACBA Teaching Innovation Award

Gamification and Business Simulations

Gamify Your Course and Appeal to Millennials

Millennials have become a hot topic. Even the word itself has become a trigger which sets off comments from older generations. However, the reality is “it is what it is” and those working with the millennial generation must learn to adapt. So when it comes to education, colleges and universities must also adapt to meet … Continue reading Gamify Your Course and Appeal to Millennials

The Smartsims Story

Who are Smartsims? Smartsims are a pioneer in the simulation industry, with over 20 years’ experience in higher education and corporate training. Our fun and easy-to-use business simulations feature in colleges, universities, high schools and companies in 20 countries around the world.

How do I increase Shareholder Value?

How to Increase Shareholder Value in MikesBikes

In our MikesBikes Introduction to Business Simulation and our MikesBikes Advanced Strategic Management Simulation the main performance indicator is Shareholder Value (SHV). So of course one of the most common questions students ask is “how do I increase my shareholder value”? What is Shareholder Value? Shareholder Value (SHV) is the value to an investor of owning … Continue reading How to Increase Shareholder Value in MikesBikes

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3 Reasons Why Experiential Learning is the Future of Education

We’re in the midst of a digital revolution, with rote learning and static classrooms becoming a thing of the past. Experiential learning is the future of education, with business simulation games becoming the norm in universities and colleges across the USA, in particularly in the Midwest*. Each year more and more business schools are offering business simulation … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Experiential Learning is the Future of Education

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Question of the Week: How do we increase our delivery rate?

Delivery performance is based on several factors. If you produce enough to meet demand, then your delivery index will be high, as your customers generally can buy your goods as soon as they want them. If you don’t produce enough to meet demand, then your delivery index will decrease as your customers have to wait … Continue reading Question of the Week: How do we increase our delivery rate?