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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 a combined experience of 75+ years using business simulation games in our classrooms.
Our mission is to provide business simulations that facilitate student comprehension of the application of business practices and to support instructors in their integration of simulations into their teaching. We share a passion for supporting our users - using our experience to help them succeed in their classroom.
Our business simulations help students gain insights into course concepts and develop bonds with their instructors and peers. Students report that their simulation experience was one of the most engaging and fulfilling of their educational careers.
Tim Scott is a Professor Emeritus of Management in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. Prior to retiring, Tim taught the undergraduate capstone course, and MBA Strategic Management. He is the co-author of a number of other simulations including Threshold Competitor, Threshold Entrepreneur, and Merlin. He has publications in the area of business ethics and using simulation games in teaching and training. Tim has experience as a trainer and facilitator in corporate management training and development programs. 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 Emeritus of Management at the University of St. Thomas, where he taught 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, 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, 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 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. and served as Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the technical direction and development of the Anlon's products. 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.