A review of the use of business simulation to enhance students' employability (WIP)

Arwa Asiri, Andrew Greasley, Paul Bocij

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Abstract

This paper investigates the potential use of business simulation games in enhancing employability skills of undergraduate business students in UK higher education institutions. It identifies the meaning of employability to different stakeholders in order to generate a list of skills that are considered important to various stakeholders as employers, government and academics. The benefits and learning outcomes as well as perceived limitations of business simulation games are then defined. Employability skills that can be improved using business simulation games and the importance of mapping and testing employability skills developments in simulation business environment are recognised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication49th Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2017, Part of the 2017 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference, SummerSim 201
EditorsE. Syriani, A. D'Ambrogio
Pages426-431
Number of pages6
Volume49
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jul 2017
Event49th Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2017: Part of the 2017 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference, SummerSim 2017 - Bellevue, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201712 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
PublisherThe Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Number9
Volume49
ISSN (Electronic)0735 9276

Conference

Conference49th Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBellevue
Period9/07/1712/07/17

Bibliographical note

©2017 Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS) International

Keywords

  • Business simulation games
  • Employability skills
  • Higher education institution (HEI)

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    Asiri, A., Greasley, A., & Bocij, P. (2017). A review of the use of business simulation to enhance students' employability (WIP). In E. Syriani, & A. D'Ambrogio (Eds.), 49th Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2017, Part of the 2017 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference, SummerSim 201 (Vol. 49, pp. 426-431). (Simulation Series; Vol. 49, No. 9).