VBOTZ: A Pedagogical Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Academic Level Manufacturing Corporate Simulation


  • Joseph T. Kuvshinikov


VBOTZ is a pedagogical structured cross-disciplinary business simulation that sells a dynamic product. All concepts taught in participating disciplines are applied to planning and operation of VBOTZ. Faculty serve as the board of directors and use the hands-on simulation to enhance class content. Classes spend varying amounts of their time in the classroom with their instructor and the remainder in VBOTZ meetings applying concepts learned. This virtual classroom is designed to employ students from all disciplines needed to create a real business, and to progress students up the corporate ladder at a pace that parallels their curriculum.