Narrowing the Attainment Gap Between Domestic and International Students: Use of a Simulation and Experiential Learning in Mixed-Cohort Strategic Management Teaching.


  • Clive Kerridge
  • Colin Simpson


In this article we present an Action Research project which attempted to address the significant performance gap between domestic and international students on an undergraduate Business Management course at a UK university business school. In designing a final year strategy module around a business simulation, we provided international students with opportunities for active engagement through collaborative tasks, which we hoped would lead to enhanced performance and deeper engagement with teamwork, leadership and negotiation skills when studying in mixed-nationality cohorts.