ELC Overview

  • More than a Game More than a Game The ELC activities engage students in simulations that teach critical management and team skills.
  • It is all About the Process It is all About the Process Tinker toys are used to simulate tasks, while faculty and trainers work together to emphasize the “process”.
  • Students as Executives Students as Executives The ELC Team conducts role plays to simulate work situations so students learn effective problem solving in a realistic setting.
  • Immediate Feedback Immediate Feedback The learner-centered nature of ELC activities encourages student participation. To learn more, contact the ELC.


Marshall’s Experiential Learning Center (ELC) promotes learning through active and engaging exercises. At this unique facility, students become drivers of their own learning, participating in “business-like” scenarios on topics that include group decision-making, problem solving, making presentations, and taking part in business negotiations. Students learn by doing and receive immediate feedback by reviewing their video recorded behaviors. This interactive learning style helps students internalize key concepts and reflect on their own actions and their implications.

The numerous management simulations and structured activities available provide a myriad of opportunities for student learning. Faculty and ELC staff collaborate to select activities that connect to class concepts. In this capacity, ELC serves as a laboratory for students to practice critical management skills in a safe and risk-free environment. Students at USC commonly note that learning in the ELC is one of the many things that make Marshall’s learning environment both exciting and high in impact.