Student Views of Management Skills and Their Future Careers after Using Business Simulations

Christopher M. Scalzo

Abstract


Simulations have enhanced experiential learning in various disciplines. Little research currently exists to provide evidence that business students’ views of management skills change after using a simulation. The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental research study was to examine the degree of change, if any, in students’ views of management skills towards future careers. A pre- and postsurvey was distributed to 25 college students, freshmen and juniors, whose average age was 19. Results indicated there was no significant change in students’ view towards their future career. However, students did not advocate the removal or limitation of using simulations in the classroom.

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