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TERM:2021-22 Winter
COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 397
COURSE TITLE: Applied Business Simulation
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Gordon T. Preston, B.Ed., Dip.C.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will be introduced to the application of business theories in a complex, interactive, virtual business environment. Working in teams students will establish strategy and implement management decisions in the areas of operations, marketing, finance, and human resources. As well, teams will need to respond to various ethical dilemmas placed before them during the course of the simulation.

Prerequisites: BUSI 355, 396
REQUIRED TEXTS: Registration with CapSim www.capsim.com A student manual will be provided once you have registered.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Performance Metrics 20%
Annual meetings 15%
Business Plan and Presentation 20%
Reflective Journal 25%
Final Exam 20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will:
  • Appreciate the integrated nature of a business enterprise at a strategic and tactical level
  • Develop a greater understanding of business metrics, particularly financials
  • Develop greater team communication skills
  • Develop greater understanding in a function area.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Jan 6 – meet as a class
    • Course Overview & Introduction
    • Review course outline
    • Introduction to Capsim
  • Jan 13 – meet as a class
    • Review Rehearsal
    • Group Dynamic Lecture
  • Jan 27 – meet as a class
    • Review Practice Round 1
    • Complete Practice Round 2 Jan 31
  • Feb 3 – meet as teams with instructor
    • Review Practice Round 2
    • Complete Practice Round 3 on Fed 5, and Round 4 on Feb 8
  • Feb 10 – meet as a class
    • Review Results of Practice Rounds
    • Submit team assessment of Practice Rounds, and intended strategy document
    • Complete Competition Round 1 on Feb 14
  • Feb 17 - meet as teams with instructor
    • Complete Competition Round 2 on Feb 28 (Note: in this round you start to input HR decisions)
  • Feb 21-25 Reading Week – no class
  • March 3 – meet as teams with instructor
    • Complete Competition Round 3 on March 7 (Note: you must enter the success measurements upon which you wish to primarily be assessed, and Advanced Marketing decisions must now also besubmitted in this and all subsequent rounds)
  • March 10 – meet as teams with instructor
    • Complete Competition Round 4 on March 14 (Advanced TQM decisions must now also be submitted in this and all subsequent rounds)
  • March 17 – meet as teams with instructor
    • Complete Competition Round 5 on March 19 and Round 6 on March 21
    • Prepare Business Plan & Presentation
  • March 24 Business Plan Presentations
    • Present Plan and Complete Competition Round 7 on March 28
  • March 31 - meet as teams with instructor
    • Complete Competition Round 8 on April 4
  • April 7 - meet as teams with instructor
    • April 9 – submit final reflective journals
  • April 19- 26 (Date TBD) – complete Capsim CompXM)


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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