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We make
business studies tangible in a playful way.

The MARGA business game conveys business contexts and brings management to life.

In a complex and dynamic business simulation, teams manage their own virtual company. They develop strategies, translate these into entrepreneurial decisions and experience the effects of their decisions in the overall business context. In doing so, they are in exciting competition with other teams.

In this way, management know-how is imparted in a particularly practical and sustainable way.

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What is the MARGA business game?

We give everything for your managers of today and tomorrow.

MARGA is a business game in which participants experience management live. They manage their own virtual company as a team and are in direct competition with other teams. In this way, they learn which internal and external factors influence the economic success of a company. By learning by doing, they experience business contexts and management methods at first hand and strengthen their teamwork skills at the same time. MARGA conveys content in a practical, effective and fun way.

It is used by national and international companies and universities as part of talent management and change management programs. Our business simulations are generally suitable for employees and students from all disciplines, with or without previous business knowledge: From young professionals to experts and high potentials to executives. Depending on the strategic orientation of your training program, you can focus on different topics.

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Ranking MARGA Online Competition 2023/2024

Final ranking

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  • 1. Rank

    Team 5

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  • 2. Rank

    Team 15

  • 3. Rank

    Team 14

  • 4. Rank

    Brose Group
    Team 19

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Who is MARGA and what makes the business game so special?

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Our open programs

  • MARGA Online

    Over a period of six months, the participants compete with other companies in an exciting competition – until the online live final, to which only the best four teams are invited.

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  • MARGA Management

    The program uses the classic general management company simulation. We offer the program online, as a face-to-face event and as a blended learning solution.

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  • Board game seminar

    Participants actively manage their own company in small teams. They see (and hear) vividly how their money increases or decreases on the game board as a result of their own decisions.

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  • Online Course
    ‘Financial Basics’

    We offer the online course “Financial Basics'” not only as a pure e-learning course, but also as a four-week online program with accompanying specialist webinars.

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  • MARGA for Students

    International Online Business Game Competition:  Each team competes directly with teams from other degree programs and universities.

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Customized business games

As part of inhouse programs, we develop tailor-made and customer-specific training for you. We support you from needs analysis to implementation.

  • Standard adaptions

    We address company-specific topics and special features of the industry in the program and set content priorities. To do this, we take learning content from the business simulation and establish a concrete link to the respective client company.

  • Individual adaptions

    If you require further adaptations in the simulation, we will be happy to offer you the individual development of a business simulation with a company-specific scenario, industry-specific market environment or individual key figure system.

Are you interested
in our MARGA
business game?

Book a free online meeting now. We are always there for you personally and will be happy to consult you.

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This is what our
customers say

MARGA has been an established partner for many customers since 1971. Our partners use MARGA successfully in various target groups across all industries.

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MARGA offers the rare possibility to learn from expensive mistakes at a convenient price.

Axel Delker Finalist MARGA Online Competition, REWE Zentral AG
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MARGA is an integral part of our Junior Manager Program – our trainee program for executive talents. MARGA makes entrepreneurial thinking tangible without real risks. The high dedication of our trainees has paid off once more: they are in the live final today.

Ruth Ziegler Human Resources, Robert Bosch GmbH
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It was a professional pleasure having participated in MARGA! Not only because of the managerial knowledge I have refreshed and put into practice, but also because of the colleagues I had the opportunity to team up with. Apart from that, recognition must be given to the MARGA support team’s members, who were always happy to help out each and every team in the competition.

Priscila Pedrón Luzón Participant MARGA Online Competition DB Cargo
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The seminar conveyed the functionality of a company and especially the fundamentals of accounting in a comprehensive  and practical manner and thus made an important contribution to the new training program of our management trainees.

André M. Steeg Senior Executive Manager, Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG
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One team, six people on four different continents and one decision to make – it is just great which possibilities we have today.

Anna-Lena Schulz Finalist MARGA Online Competition, Volkswagen AG
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Where else can high potentials and young professionals practice to act as real entrepreneurs? We play MARGA with mixed teams in which we combine current with former trainees. Like this we achieve interdisciplinary and self organized groups. It’s amazing how much our teams learned about strategy, business management and market development in such a short time. They will certainly benefit from this experience during their day-to-day business. Above all, they both learned and laughed a lot – what a great combination.

Florian Conradi Program Manager Trainees EnBW
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In addition to professional training, the MARGA Online Competition gives us the opportunity to promote virtual teamwork between our international locations in a targeted manner. Through high self-motivation and efficient teamwork, this year our two teams have reached the finals – we are thrilled!

Claudia Funke Team lead Human Resources, People & Culture, Develey Senf & Feinkost
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Through the MARGA Business Simulation, I understood the connection between marketing, production and finance and how the decisions in each area affect the value of the company. Great Management Training – The online game was a lot of fun especially thanks to the competent and dedicated MARGA coaches. I would recommend the training to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge in business management and financial ratios.

Dr. Tilmann Fahlbusch Operations EMEA Tolling Manager, Clariant
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Business studies are a substantial supplement for the overall skills of our young professionals. The conveyance of know how by means of a gaming environment is particularly attractive. Our experience shows us that both studies and a competitive environment are a good combination. After the fourth year of participating at the MARGA Online Competition, this year one of our Vinnolit teams came in first – what a great performance!

Dr. Thomas Karcher Operations Director, Vinnolit GmbH & Co.KG
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20 Years ago I, myself participated in the MARGA Competition and today I understand why our team was not able to qualify for the next round – that is what I call sustainable learning. Today our OBI trainees participate in the MARGA Online Competition.

Holger Jöhnk Head of HR Headquarters, OBI Group Holding
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Our awards

As the first German provider of management games, MARGA has stood for the sophisticated and sustainable transfer of management knowledge since 1971. The fact that we offer a unique and innovative product is confirmed by the Comenius Edu Media Seal of Approval and the Brandon Hall Gold Award.

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MAR­GA Tool Box

Combine your online business game with customized content

The MARGA Toolbox is a flexible modular system that offers the participants of the business game additional knowledge and support in various forms that can be integrated into your program according to your wishes and further deepen the underlying content.

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Strong partners:
Handelsblatt & ESMT Berlin

With ESMT Berlin and the Handelsblatt Media Group, we have two strong partners at our side who stand for scientific content and economic topicality. This means we always have our finger on the pulse of the times: participants in the business simulation learn about current management content in a realistic, dynamic market environment.

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Exciting News

  • Verleihung des Comenius EduMedia Awards

    Published on July 1, 2024Business Game Programs

    MARGA for Students is awarded with the Comenius EduMedia Medal

    MARGA for Students received the Comenius Edu-Media Award at the Comenius Edu-Media Awards ceremony…

  • The MARGA Awards are lined up on a table

    Published on May 24, 2024Online Competition

    Online Competition 2023/2024

    After an exciting and eventful two-day live final, the winning team of this year's MARGA Online Competition has been announced!…

  • Excerpt from a book in which conflict is defined

    Published on February 29, 2024HR Info

    Conflict management in companies

    What is conflict management? How can conflicts be recognized and managed? And what does all this have to do with business simulations?…

  • Three young professionals stand bent over a statue and smile.

    Published on January 12, 2024HR Info

    How do I make my trainee program particularly attractive?

    Today's trainees - tomorrow's managers! Here we present our top building blocks for successful trainee programs.

  • A group of young people sit together laughing

    Published on October 8, 2023HR Info

    Learning motivation in business games

    The motivation of employees to learn plays a central role. Because those who learn with motivation and enthusiasm increase their learning success.

  • Hand turns over dice forming the words Change and Chance

    Published on August 24, 2023HR Info

    Managing change playfully Business games as the key to successful change management

    Effective change management is a critical success factor. Business simulation games prepare employees optimally for change.

  • The MARGA Awards are lined up on a table

    Published on May 26, 2023Online Competition

    The winners of the MARGA Online Competition 2022/2023 have been determined!

    After an exciting and eventful two-day live final, the winning team of this year's MARGA online business game competition has been announced!…

  • Five people working together on the MARGA business game and laughing.

    Published on May 10, 2023HR Info

    How business games help you to promote important soft skills in your company

    Not only technical expertise, but also soft skills can be trained. But how can I best promote these skills as part of further training without neglecting the development of subject-specific skills?…

  • Three persons playing the MARGA board game

    Published on April 1, 2023HR Info

    What is a business game and why is it suitable for employee development?

    Find out what a simulation game actually is and why it is particularly suitable as a learning method.

  • Three men sit in front of their laptops laughing and planning their business game scenario.

    Published on March 9, 2023HR Info

    Online, in-class, blended learning

    What are the advantages of the different learning formats and what is the most suitable option for me?…

  • Logo of Brandon Hall Award

    Published on December 19, 2022Online Competition

    The MARGA Online Competition is awarded with the Brandon Hall Gold Award

    At this year's Excellence in Technology Awards of the Brandon Hall Group, the MARGA Online Business Game Competition was honored with the Gold Award in the category "Learning & Development: Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology".

  • Many cubes with a person as an icon are connected to each other

    Published on December 10, 2022HR Info

    Challenge agility

    Why are business simulations particularly suitable as a further training measure to train managers in the basic understanding of business management?…

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