Systematic Integration of Simulation Methods in a Graduate Management Curriculum


  • Duane Windsor


This paper is a preliminary report on the manner in which simulation and experiential learning materials could be more systematically integrated with traditional case and analytical materials in a graduate management curriculum. It evaluates a number of specific simulations and exercises of different types, discusses the selection of such materials for use, and explains the rationale for a systematic integration of such learning devices with other materials. The basic rationale is one of pedagogical pluralism. In this regard, theory and practice can be complementary rather than antithetical.