E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 – September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Strategy Simulation Games: The Student Perspective and an Investigation of Employability Competencies Gained Through the Use of Strategy Simulations in Higher Education

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_25,
        author={Anne Crowley and Margaret Farren and Gear\^{o}id S\^{u}illeabh\^{a}in},
        title={Strategy Simulation Games: The Student Perspective and an Investigation of Employability Competencies Gained Through the Use of Strategy Simulations in Higher Education},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31 -- September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Strategy simulation Business simulation Simulation game Serious game Employability competencies Strategic management},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_25}
    }
    
  • Anne Crowley
    Margaret Farren
    Gearóid Súilleabháin
    Year: 2017
    Strategy Simulation Games: The Student Perspective and an Investigation of Employability Competencies Gained Through the Use of Strategy Simulations in Higher Education
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_25
Anne Crowley1,*, Margaret Farren2,*, Gearóid Súilleabháin1,*
  • 1: Cork Institute of Technology
  • 2: Dublin City University
*Contact email: anne.crowley@cit.ie, margaret.farren@dcu.ie, gearoid.osuilleabhain@cit.ie

Abstract

The use of business simulations continues to grow in higher education business schools. The perspective of a key stakeholder, the student, is presented in this paper. A key to student buy-in is evidence of the competencies acquired through the use of simulations. The Higher Education institutions, the lecturers, the students and the future employers are all seeking enhanced student employability competencies; a demonstrable link between the use of simulations and key employability competencies would present a win for all stakeholders. The second phase of research presented is the students view on employability competencies currently achieved via a case study assessment. Finally this paper presents a high level overview of the proposed research to assess if the use of a strategy simulation in the teaching of strategic management enhances student employability competencies.