Business simulations that improve business performance.
Our courses combine classroom lectures with computerized business simulations, allowing your key staff to improve critical business skills, test new ideas, and practice business strategy in a risk-free environment.
Choose one of our ready to run industry courses or find out how we can customize a course to meet your specific needs.
The Benefits of Business Simulations
Our courses strive to enhance business decision-making and drive improved business performance.
To accomplish this, each course focuses on a minimum of four key learning objectives addressing both left and right-brain thinking.
Improve Business Acumen
- Understand the “whole” business and see the big picture (eliminate silo-thinking)
- Develop cross-functional decision-making skills
- Recognize the impact of actions on company performance (intended and unintended consequences)
Practice Strategic Thinking And Business Planning
- Engage in Strategic conversations
- Identify long term strategy, focus, differentiation, and positioning
- Develop business plans that are aligned with company Mission and Objectives
Increase Financial Understanding and Confidence
- Increase financial acumen
- Interpret financial statements
- Analyze quantitative data
- Interpret key performance indicators (KPIs)
Build Leadership and Teamwork
- Transform managers into leaders
- Improve group decision-making
- Enhance team dynamics
Three of our most popular Business Simulations
Management and Leadership Development Courses for Manufacturing and Other Industries.Learn more
A Management and Leadership Development Course for the Insurance IndustryLearn more
A Management and Leadership Development Course for the Aerospace and Defense IndustryLearn more
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“I was impressed with how accurate and detailed the simulation was. I enjoyed being teamed up with people coming from a smaller dealer as I really benefited from sharing ideas and observing other thought processes and points of view. We tried things outside our comfort zone, and even if we didn’t get the expected results, it opened more possibilities and helped us learn more about our own abilities. The program not only contributed to reinforce marketing, finance, accounting, planning and operations concepts, but it also reminded me how important is to combine them in order to run a successful business. The simulation is also really good at demonstrating that tactical decision making must be driven by a clear and well defined strategy; many times we made decisions based on experience and assumptions rather than facts and this had a direct effect on our long term performance. Trial and error, and actually doing is definitely the best way to learn.”
– Manager of Continuous Improvement, October 2014