MARGA is offered by MARGA Business Simulations GmbH and can trace its origins to an initiative of ESMT, the European School of Management and Technology, and the Handelsblatt publishing group.
ESMT - European School of Management and Technology
VHB Publishing group Handelsblatt
ESMT was established in October 2002 through an initiative by 25 leading German companies and associations. As a state-approved private business college ESMT offers education services to managers, an international MBA programme and an extra-occupational Executive MBA.ESMT is an associate of MARGA Business Simulations GmbH and implements MARGA in several management programmes as an innovative and dynamic teaching method.
MARGA receives ongoing content-based stimuli which are incorporated in the management simulation programme.www.esmt.org
The Handelsblatt publishing group is a company that is part of the Dieter von Holtzbrinck publishing group and with diverse newspapers, magazines, specialist media and websites, has a leading position in the business publishing market. The Handelsblatt publishing group has been partner and co-initiator of the MARGA business management simulation since 1971.
Through their interlocking with the Handelsblatt publishing group, the MARGA management simulations are closely related to reality and adapted to the current economic and business situation.www.fachmedien.de
German Simulation and Gaming Award ("Deutscher Planspielpreis")
MARGA supports the German Simulation and Gaming Award ("Deutscher Planspielpreis"), which is presented for outstanding final theses on the subject of simulation games. The motivation behind the prize is to promote general access to mainly unpublished work regarding this topic, thereby contributing to the further development of this method.
The prize will be presented in June 2017 at the Simulation And Gaming Forum in Stuttgart, Germany.
The prize will be presented by the "Zentrum für Managementsimulation der DHBW Stuttgart" in cooperation with SAGSAGA.
Together with Festo Bildungsfonds MARGA Business Simulations supports the qualification of young engineers. The motivation for this partnership is to develop management expertise as well as technological knowledge. Currently, the network consists of 15 companies and 24 universities.www.festobildungsfonds.de
SAGSAGA (Swiss Austrian German Simulation And Gaming Association) is a union of business simulation experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which was founded in 2001 to publish the method of business simulations. MARGA is a member of SAGSAGA.www.sagsaga.org
Global Management Challenge (GMC)
The Global Management Challenge is the largest Strategy and Management Competition in the world. It's the largest international event based on business simulations, and more than 420 000 university students and company managers participate in this global event.
There is a special Joint-Venture between the Global Management Challenge and MARGA Business Simulations GmbH.
World Student Forum
The World Student Forum (WSF) is a initiative which will bring together restless thinkers from different fields and stimulate them to explore fresh approaches for a sustainable tomorrow. The WSF aims to bring together 2000 pre-selected students from about 50 of the world's most distinguished Universities, pioneering and visionary corporations and their decision makers, prominent figures and innovative minds from different fields and leading Universities and educational institutions from across the world.
MARGA helps to pre-select the students and give them the opportunity to learn how to lead a company.www.worldstudentforum.com/