Intergrating Experiential Exercises Into the College Curriculum the Case of Internationalizing the Business Curriculum


  • Russell G. Brooker
  • Robert Birney


"Almost all colleges use simulations and experiential exercises in their courses. In most colleges, their use is made on an ad hoc basis by individual instructors. Alverno College, a liberal arts college for women, has taken a different approach in that it has integrated simulations and experiential exercises in a fundamental way into its curriculum. They are used in a wide variety of courses and in many settings outside courses and play a central role in the educational philosophy of the institution. The educational philosophy of the college leads to the widespread use of experiential exercises, including a new exercise that is being used in the Business and Management Division to help business students develop their abilities to work in an international environment. "