Teaching Business Information Systems (BIS) and Business Analytics (BA) with GoVenture Simulations
GoVenture business simulations provide practical experience for students to better understand four important concepts related to Business Information Systems (BIS) and Business Analytics (BA):
Identifying business data that is useful in business.
Interpreting business data.
How to best display business data.
How to use business data for competitive advantage.
Like most business concepts, these are not difficult to understand individually (no complex formulas needed), but intuitively understanding them in a way that is meaningful in the real world is a challenge.
Business simulations help students directly experience the concepts in a real-world context.
There are two GoVenture simulations that are best suited for BIS and BA and overall Data Analytics:
The most customizable and versatile business simulation in the world.
Management-level strategy simulation ideal for marketing, finance, accounting, MBA, and corporate training. Individual, team, and head-to-head competition options.
The most authentic business simulation in the world for gaining real-world business and employment skills.
Build a global business empire by collaborating and competing with other virtual entrepreneurs around the world.
With the GoVenture CEO simulation, students run businesses (individually or in teams) that compete against each other in the same marketplace. The simulation experience is high-level decision making, which aligns well with an Information Systems focus. Students focus all of their time on analyzing business data to drive evidence-based strategic decisions.
Business and market data is presented in a variety of tables and charts, providing students with direct experience in reading, interpreting, and analyzing data and forming opinions on how it is presented.
GoVenture CEO is very customizable, allowing instructors to use an industry and product or service that most closely aligns with curriculum.
Similar to GoVenture CEO in terms of addressing BIS and BA concepts but with a larger global context and different gameplay.