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ALL of our Certificate based on simulation Game will emphasize application of operations management techniques. It is a dynamic business exercise designed for practicing managers to make strategic choices related to simulated real-world business variables. Participants, organized in teams, must implement their strategy by making a wide range of Business and asset management. An additional benefit for participants is they will experience interrelationship of business decision and how each functional area affects the other. This is to learn - by - doing approach to management development and education.
Oak Tree Simulations Family of Business Simulations
Oak Tree Simulations produces a family of business simulation games intended for teaching undergraduate, graduate and corporate learners effective business skills. Our simulations bring a classroom to life by challenging students without overwhelming them. Our simulations allow students to experience the kinds of issues that are involved in managing a small manufacturing operation. For example, in our Micrometric simulation, the company sells its various product(s) in up to three sales regions, one of which can be either the European Union or China. Players managing their company must have a coordinated strategy (e.g., marketing, operations, and finance are in sync) to achieve success. Our simulations have over a rich 30-year history, updated for today's demanding learning environments.
All of our simulations include:
1.Intuitive interface provides ease of use for both instructor and student
2.Play against the computer or other students
3.Game Flexibility. One click selection for introductory or advanced courses.
4.Customizability. Choose an existing game configuration or build one yourself.
5.Excel analysis for instructors and students
6.Charts Galore analysis for instructors and students
7.Extensive instructor reports and charts
8.Easy instructor control and monitoring from anywhere with a web access
9.Ability to play across distance, space and time on the web. Potentially, you could form teams across classes, schools, or continents. Game competitors can be potentially anyone, anywhere in the world
10.Built-in communications system with e-mail connectivity.
11.Robust support features embedded at every stage of the game.
Mogul is a computer-based model that simulates a small manufacturing company that produces two products: Product 1 and Product 2. The manufacturing process consists of forming plastic raw materials (sheets of plastic) into the finished consumer products. The products are sold through retail markets to the general public. The two products are not substitutes for one another, nor are they complementary. This means that sales of one product do not effect sales of the other product. You will also have to decide whether to make the products yourself or to sub-contract the manufacture of them to another company.
Mogul is a basic, entry-level simulation targeted at principle-level courses. Through the simulation students learn the basic interactions between the various functional areas of business without being overwhelmed by a mountain of detail. Mogul helps students early in their careers to get first hand experience running their own simulated business in a safe environment. They develop the skills need to successfully work in teams.
Micromatic is designed for use in both graduate and undergraduate Strategic Management courses. Micromatic allows students to experience the kinds of issues that are involved in managing a small manufacturing operation ($2 million to $4 million in annual sales). The company sells its product in three sales regions, one of which can be either the European Union or China. Players managing Micromatic must have a coordinated strategy (e.g., marketing, operations, and finance are in sync) to achieve success.
Because of the number and type of decisions the student users must make, Micromatic is classified as a medium to complex business simulation game. This helps students understand how the functional areas of a business fit together without being bogged down in needless detail and provides students with an excellent capstone experience in decision-making. Micromatic is a great distance learning tool that offers boundless research potential.
Maven is a marketing simulation in which students run a small marketing company that sells up to two products in three regions. The products are sold through retail markets to the general public. The two products are not substitutes for one another, nor are they complementary. This means that sales of one product do not effect sales of the other product. You will also have to decide whether to make the products yourself or to sub-contract the manufacture of them to another company.
Maven is a basic, entry-level simulation targeted at principle-level marketing courses. Each decision round requires students to make approximately 65 decisions. Through the simulation students learn the challenges of applying the 4 Ps of marketing to a business enterprise. Maven has students apply the marketing concepts they are reading in their textbook. They also develop the skills need to successfully work in teams Already have a Maven account?