With billions of players worldwide, video and board games have conquered the planet. At the heart of their success is the art of game design: the discipline of creating engaging systems and immersive challenges appealing to the imagination. Have you always wondered how your favorite games were designed or do you want to step into the shoes of a game designer? This is the course for you! This course will guide you through the process of creating game concepts, from the initial idea to a tested design. You will discover the key elements that you can use to create interesting challenges for your future players: objectives, resources, rules, etc. and have the opportunity to get familiar with these techniques during interactive lectures and workshops. HOW THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED You will - go through an ideation phase, progressing toward a testable prototype. - learn how to iterate quickly and organize playtest sessions. - give and receive feedback from other players/designers. - get to experience the tension and excitement of watching others play your game. After two weeks you will be able to present and demo your favorite concept.
In recent years the field of Quantum Computing made considerable progress in software and hardware. Although a practical fault tolerant full scale Quantum Computer is not expected within five to ten years, companies need to prepare for the use and the implications. The possibility to decrypt by a Quantum Computer foreshadows the need having a good understanding of Quantum Security. The summerschool Applied Quantum Computing offers several perspectives on Quantum Computing. Students will get an introduction into implementation of applications for Quantum Computing.
The ISIBM program is a 3 or 4 week undergraduate level program which provides an overview of the Canadian business environment and aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace and how service organizations can best design themselves. Students come from all over the world and from various different disciplines to improve their business knowledge. Gain credits from your home university while enjoying the beautiful west coast of Canada. The program combines academic programing with fun, extracurricular activities. Program highlights for 2021: Available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline (business or non-business) Program dates are July 4-27 or August 2-22, 2021 Tuition fee: July: CAD$4,800 + 5% GST August: CAD$4,650 + 5% GST Tuition includes on-campus accommodation, course materials, class-related field trips and extra-curricular activities which may include a whale watching cruise,visit to a night market, tour of Victoria, world-famous Butchart Gardens and more. Program content: Module 1: Business Communications Student's capabilities in written communication, oral presentation and non-verbal communication are developed and enhanced within a business and management context. Report and technical writing, presentation preparation, public speaking, business etiquette, negotiation skills, time management and inter-personal communication skills are among the topics emphasized. The ISIBM integrates business communications with service management and students will make presentations on the core business challenges discussed in service management. Module 2: Business Management There are three components in this module to help students develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace through the three steps of business growth: Entrepreneurship (starting a business) Service Management (Ensuring success) International Business (Growing the business)
The Winter Graduate Business Studies (WGBS) program is an excellent platform for graduate students to experience innovative graduate-level business studies focussing on the topics of global strategy and social entrepreneurship all taught by our world-renowned MBA faculty. Join graduate level students in classes to prepare you for business success while having an opportunity to build relationships and contacts with other future leaders from around the world. *This program will be ONLINE for 2021. Classes will be a combination of live Zoom classes and pre-recorded lectures and videos. Students will have online discussion groups with their peers from around the world. This three week program focuses on two courses: Global Strategy and Social Entrepreneurship. We have adapted the format of our regular MBA courses to present students with a rigorous, innovative period of study. The program is equivalent to two graduate level courses. (Students must seek credit approval from their home university.) Global Strategy and Social Entrepreneurship January 18-February 5, 2021 Program fees: CAD$3,150.00 Registration deadline: January 8, 2021 Students can register for one module for CAD$1,575 The program fee includes: tuition, course materials and tax Global Strategy – January 18-27 Develop an understanding of doing business in a global environment. Topics include evaluating the attractiveness of different markets; considering the best ways to enter these markets; differences in culture and the impact on consumer behavior and human resources management; and adaptations that are required in planning for different markets. Social Entrepreneurship - January 28-February 5 Through a combination of lectures, group discussions and field trips to local social enterprises wrap up with a team-based project that requires students to apply what they've learned through the analysis of a social enterprise case.