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What Makes a Student Simulation Project Successful?

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Intellectual Contribution by Robert Saltzman

Contribution Title

What Makes a Student Simulation Project Successful?


California Journal of Operations Management





Many courses require students to synthesize the knowledge they've gained from the course by completing a major term project. Computer simulation courses are well-suited to such a project since it is difficult to demonstrate model-building skills during an in-class exam. Students, however, tend to approach the idea of a major project with trepidation. This article describes the elements of successful student simulation projects based on four well done projects completed within the past three years.

Complete Citation

Saltzman, R. M., "What Makes a Student Simulation Project Successful?," California Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 14-20, Feb. 2006.


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