Yıl 2019, Cilt 17 , Sayı 34, Sayfalar 371 - 388 2019-09-13

Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey

Harika Suklun [1]


As well as the theoretical knowledge given to the students, they need to gain experience in the real world business environment. Simulation programs enable students to set up a virtual company and manage the company like a real business. Although there are many simulation programs in the world of education, in this study University of Tennessee program which prepared by faculty members is used. This course was a Capstone course for students to understand the strategic marketing process that is applicable to any organization about marketing their products or services. The focus group methodology was used for this study with 13 senior students. The feedback received by the students was collected and analyzed for the evaluation of the course content, the ease and the usefulness of the program. This study, according to observations and students’ feedbacks confirmed that simulation programs enable students transforming theoretical knowledge into practices. 

business administration, education, simulation
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Konular Sosyal
Bölüm Araştırma Makalesi
Yazarlar

Yazar: Harika Suklun (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: ABDULLAH GÜL ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 12 Aralık 2018
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 13 Eylül 2019

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APA Suklun, H . (2019). Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey. Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi , 17 (34) , 371-388 . DOI: 10.35408/comuybd.495706
MLA Suklun, H . "Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey". Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi 17 (2019 ): 371-388 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/comuybd/issue/48727/495706>
Chicago Suklun, H . "Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey". Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi 17 (2019 ): 371-388
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AMA Suklun H . Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey. Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi. 2019; 17(34): 371-388.
Vancouver Suklun H . Using Simulation Programs in Business Administration Education: An Example in Turkey. Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi. 2019; 17(34): 388-371.