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BUS7700

Course
BUS7700
Course Title
Zodiak, The Great Game of Business, Finance and Strategy

Description

Teach a basic understanding of business literacy, finance and strategy using a manufacturing simulation.

Objectives

  • Using a board game called Zodiak, participants simulate the operation of a manufacturing business. Participants will:
  • Define and use common financial terms such as assets, liabilities, equity, cash flow and others.
  • Explain the relationship between profit and cash.
  • Explain how strategic initiatives can impact the bottom line, and describe "shareholder value".
  • Analyze the financial results and the "story" of their own organization, while recognizing and defining company specific financial terms and measurements.

Content

  1. Introductions
  2. Purpose of course
  3. Discovery Learning Model
  4. Current Business Literacy Exercise
  5. Playing the "Game" (Zodiak)
  6. Year 1: Evaluate financial
  7. Year 2: Evaluate financial
  8. Year 3: Evaluate financial
  9. Connections (connecting game to "real life")

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Problem solving

Evaluation

Exam:  No

Demonstration of Skills:  Yes

Class Participation:  Yes