We founded this company
Oak Tree Simulations produces a family of business simulation games intended for teaching undergraduate, graduate and corporate learners effective business skills.
Our simulations bring classrooms to life.
We are business professors who have combined business simulation game experience of more than 75 years. Our business simulations help students better connect with their business courses by developing bonds with their peers and with their course. Years from now students will look back at this simulation experience as one of the most engaging and fulfilling of their education.
Tim Scott is currently a Professor Emeritus of Management in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. Tim is the co-author of a number of other simulations including Threshold Competitor, Threshold Entrepreneur, and Merlin. His current research and publications are in the area of business ethics and using simulation games in teaching and training. He has experience as a trainer and facilitator in corporate management training and development programs. He currently teaches the undergraduate capstone course, and MBA Strategic Management. Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Minnesota.
Phil Anderson is a Professor of Management at the University of St. Thomas, teaching strategic planning and organizational behavior in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Phil also taught for four years, including one year on a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship, at University College in Cork (UCC), Ireland. He has published over 40 articles in the areas of educational pedagogy and learning, intercultural development resulting from study abroad programs, small business growth, quality systems (with special focus on the ISO 9000 International Quality Standard), and determinants of ethical behavior. Phil is the co-author of a number of other simulations including Threshold Competitor, Threshold Entrepreneur, and Merlin. Before joining the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Anderson was a manager with the Univac Corporation, and taught at the University of Minnesota and at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Phil received his Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Minnesota. He has also been active in several professional associations, including the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, where he has served on the board of directors.
John Kaliski is currently a Professor of Management in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota teaching Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship courses. John co-founded Anlon Systems,Inc. in late 1996 and served as Chief Technology Officer in the company. John oversaw the technical direction and development of the Anlon's products. His responsibilities included the product architecture meeting functional requirements as defined in the product strategy and plan. It was John's responsibility to ensure that the Anlon products had world class security, scalability, integration openness to enterprise backbone systems, and ability to migrate to new release in a predictable, repeatable process. John is recognized as a pioneer in instructional information systems and has published and presented his research at such prestigious venues as EDUCASE, AACSB, Academy of Management, SIAM, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, and INFORMS. John received his Bachelor of Science from Bradley University, his MS from the University of Utah, Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Mathematics from the University of Iowa and Post Doctoral work at the University of Delft in the Netherlands.