Experiential Learning as a Game Event: Showcasing the Business Department by Means of the Business Bowl Competition


  • Cheryl Tokke
  • Linda Meltzer


Soft-skills, teamwork, networking, collaboration, and collegiality are required competencies for the college business student to be successful in their career. Urban community college students who commute to campus have a difficult time building these types of relationships due to not being able to spend significant time with one another. Experiential learning in a competitive and fun game is a useful method to teach these skills. On college campuses faculty and administration can be at odds with one another. This paper shows how over a six year period the Business Bowl Competition brings together college administration, faculty, and students (N=182) into a collaborative game activity with positive results in collaboration, networking, teamwork, and experiential learning.