About MARGA Business Simulations

MARGA is the first German provider of business simulations. Back in 1971, today´s ESMT European School of Management and Technology developed the MARGA business simulation, and implemented it in its management programs. In the same year, in collaboration with the Handelsblatt publishing group, the first open MARGA Competition was launched. In the year 2007, MARGA was transferred to the newly established MARGA Business Simulations GmbH - continuously accompanied and supported by our strong partners.

MARGA, the „MARKET GAME“, imparts practical knowledge for economy – up to date and on business school level. In our business simulation the participants train managerial coherences and management methods as well as team work.

We exclusively cooperate with our own experienced expert trainers, who distinguish themselves through their individual and proactive coaching.

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Behind MARGA is a strong team of experienced and competent program directors, trainers and tutors, as well as staff for seminar organization and administration. Here we introduce our managing partners.


Since 1971, we closely work together with our two strong partners ESMT Berlin (European School of Management and Technology) and the publishing group "Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt".

Our team

Individual support through tutoring in the course of a business game program is important for a sustainable learning succes and thus a critical succes factor. MARGA is characterized by particularly individual tutoring. Even during the self-directed online phases, unaere tutors provide intensive and proactive support to all participants. Here you can find an overview of our team.


For 50 years, participants of MARGA Business Simulations have been experiencing how operative decisions affect long-term company success. This management knowledge becomes tangible through MARGA. Up to now, MARGA has already enthused innumerable managers and has become established in many companies as a settled part in advanced training. Please have a look at some of our references and customer voices.

Our formats

Our business simulations are used in talent and change management for education and executive trainings. Depending on targets, target groups and topics, we offer flexible programs in the formats in-class seminar, online training or blended learning with online and in-class phases. Choose between our open programs or get an inhouse program customized to your individual needs.


In our blog you can find interesting articles concerning business game for HR-departments. We also report on our current seminars, online competitions and all kinds of further events. Of course there is also a bunch of personal insights from the team members of our MARGA staff!

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