In schools across the US, business classes are using games to teach strategy and entrepreneurship. There’s an Apprentice knockoff where one student remains in the end after rounds of examining real-life cases, an D&D-style RPG based on business, and online simulations, amongst others.
I entered Business Icon last year and it was good fun, if very intense. I made it to the second round, but the stress possibly got to me because I was bawling after my elimination. We rocked the Oaktree fundraising though!
What a fun way to learn business! The high-stakes nature is likely true of real business too, though it can be rather draining (I definitely felt tired of the business world after I spent my first night puking). If you can maintain the balance between hardcore business, personal values, and community spirit, you’ll be alright.
How else are games used in education?