Level 2 Business students are participating in BOSS – a virtual simulation that teaches learners how to manage a company in a selected industry.
The programme is run by Revas, a group of entrepreneurial people who want to make classes more involving and practical and introduce young people to tools for practical learning how to set up and run a business.
Jaazib Manan, Mohammed Tayyib and Aiman Mujahid are competing in a global competition against other schools and colleges from around the world in the same time zone, including Poland, Dubai and Switzerland.
Kirklees College and its competitors have been tasked with running a travel agency and selling holidays. Those in other time zones have been allocated other companies, such as a hair salon, event agency or car repair shop.
Working with their supervisor, students are taking part in 12 rounds until Christmas with the group being set new tasks every week. The learners have created their business, named Hyper Travel, and created their branding, logo and recruited employees to support their business.
The simulation aims to bring learning together in a real-life context and has helped the learners to realise the implications of their decisions. They have learnt how to start a business, recruit employees, purchasing, sales and finances.
Paul Scott, Lecturer in Business and BOSS supervisor said:
“The BOSS competition is a great tool to be able to teach our Business students in a practical way and support them to make decisions each week based on business need and see the results of those decisions.
We hope that longer term we can allow more learners to access the simulation within their classes and build their entrepreneurial and leadership skills through this hands-on learning platform.”
For more information about the BOSS competition, please visit https://www.revas.online/en/.