COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) comes to PSB

By Stan Kamzol

As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver innovative, collaborative and experiential learning, the Pilon School of Business (PSB) is excited to announce it will be collaborating with European partners to deliver a COIL experience within an upper-level Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance course in the Winter 2021 term.

Working with Saxion University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands) and Schools of Business at the University of Manchester (U.K.) and Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany), PSB is incorporating a cross-cultural teaming simulation into its Quantitative Methods in Finance course. 

Led by professor Mark Weaver, the course will offer nearly 40 students the opportunity to work with a corresponding number of international students across Europe in an advanced trading simulation exercise. 

It is hoped that this initial collaboration will drive future COIL experiences within the Pilon School of Business.

The activity provides connections that reinforce theoretical knowledge, afford collaboration in a cross-cultural teaming environment and then apply both in a simulated international decision-making environment. 

Over the month of March, PSB students will study the COIL model and then team-up with overseas partners for a joint decision-making exercise in an active, time-constrained, international marketplace. 

The overall experience will be capped by a reflective learning assignment to capture the students’ takeaways from the project. 

It is hoped that this initial collaboration will drive future COIL experiences within the Pilon School of Business.


Stan Kamzol is a professor and Pilon School of Business’ Coordinator of the International Exchange Program. 

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