Using a Blended Business Decision Simulation (BDS) to Gain Practical Business Experience

Ingrid Le Roux
University of Pretoria, South Africa


The world of today is facing complex and dynamic challenges, requiring a new kind of professional: one with theoretical knowledge, practical experience and significant problem-solving capabilities. Furthermore, the nature of work has also fundamentally changed in recent decades and one of the consequences in a global environment is projects becoming the dominant structural form of work organisations (Geithner & Menzel, 2016). According to Neckand Green (2011), educators have the responsibility to develop the discovery, reasoning and implementation skills of students so that they may excel in these highly uncertain environments.

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