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Dr. Mafruza Sultana, IFIM Business School Bangalore attended a two day Simulations Workshop in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing at SPJIMR, Mumbai.

On October 27th and 28th 2017 SPJIMR, Mumbai hosted a two days Simulations Workshop in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing. The members of the training team were Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dr. Ashita Aggarwal, Dr. Vasant Shivaraman & Dr.Rajib Agarwal, professors of SPJIMR, Mumbai. The Simulations Workshop was attended by 34 participants from different Management Colleges and Universities like IIM - Ranchi, Raipur, Jammu, Indore; BITS Pilani; XIMB Bhubaneswar; Punjab University; KJ Somaiya, Mumbai; Symbiosis, Noida; IMT, Hyderabad; IFIM Business School, Bangalore, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam; etc.

The workshop was opened with an ice-breaking session followed by two simulations – The Food Truck Challenges and Managing Markets and Segments. Following the presentations and debrief, the workshop was closed for the day. The second day started with group work on Teaching Plan, Team Presentations, Simulations Teaching (as an instructor) followed by open house questions on using simulations as pedagogy, challenges, evaluations, preparations, etc. The workshop sessions were both informative and inspirational, and can enable teachers to engage the students with real life management situations that require them to make critical decisions while challenging ingrained assumptions. Simulations allow the students to acquire knowledge through experimentations and explore the impact of multiple variables within each simulated business scenario. It is an innovative pedagogy for Management students.

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