Making VR a Reality in Business Classrooms

Lessons from INSEAD’s Executive Education Team

Put on a virtual reality (VR) headset, and you are immediately immersed in the sights and sounds of a retail showroom, a hotel front desk, or a tense boardroom negotiation—or, perhaps, transported to a state-of-the-art assembly line or a bustling city market miles away. For years, corporations such as Walmart and Hilton have explored the uses of VR technology in employee training, and we are now beginning to understand its potential for business classrooms and executive education. Questions remain: How does VR technology work in the business classroom and where does it fit into the future of online and in-person executive education?