IEM students are developing strategic thinking with the Go game

37 freshmen of the Entrepreneurship and Project Management (CAPITANS) program have mastered a new format - learning through the Chinese game Go.

Go is an abstract logic strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. It was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day.

The first game took place last week. The students got so carried away that now they play outside class.

- The Entrepreneurship and Project Management program (CAPITANS) assumes a versatile approach to learning, so we decided to include the Go game in the curriculum. This game is aimed at developing strategic thinking. In large corporations, there is a practice of hiring after the applicant has demonstrated the ability to play this game, - says Alina Gorobets, the program coordinator.

 The Go game helps to:

  • fight safely with the opponent and determine your weak points
  • understand how to plan your life and what goals you should go to
  • learn to think strategically not only in business tasks, but also in human relationships
  • develop the ability to see a situation in advance, calculate your moves in the system, and look at life circumstances from the outside

- Our students were delighted and after classes, they even took a couple of boards and stones for further play. I hope that the skills acquired will be useful to them in the future