And now - what´s next after the MARGA Online Competition?

And now - what´s next after the MARGA Online Competition?

Most of the participants of the MARGA Online Competition are young professionals and future managers. In the business simulation they develop entrepreneurial thinking and learn decision making within a team. For most of the participants the business simulation MARGA is a first step into managerial topics - but what comes next? Is it possible to professionalize and to deepen the managerial issues following up on MARGA?

Scholarship for Online Competition finalists

Our partner ESMT Berlin provides a scholarship for the executive education program 'Emerging Leaders Program' among all finalists of the MARGA Online Competition. The chosen applicant benefits from a sophisticated management seminar of the No. 8 business school in the world ranking list worth the amount of 7,400 €. The seminar consists of two modules in Berlin, Germany and Athens, Greece.

Target audience: Managers who have recently been appointed to leadership positions or high potentials in preparation of their first significant leadership roles. The ELP is designed to prepare participants with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.

The key topics of the program are:

Module 1: The context of leadership
ESMT Berlin

  • Understand the company behind the organization chart
  • Build an effective network
  • Create value through downward, upward, and lateral management
  • Motivate self and others
  • Build a high-performance team culture

Module 2: Personal leadership skills
Athens, Greece

  • Ethical and psychological foundations of leadership
  • Leadership in action
  • Communicating as a leader
  • Leading change

Information and contact:

For further information regarding the seminar visit or directly contact the program director Gianluca Carnabuci.

Gianluca Carnabuci

Gianluca Carnabuci
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Tel: +49 30 21231–1529

ESMT Berlin has created an excellent environment to learn. We had a perfect mix of business cases, lectures, and outstanding activities. In addition, you feel welcome from the first moment.

Adolfo Galán, Operations Director, ThyssenKrupp Encasa

Since 1971 the MARGA Online Competition takes place each year and is an initiative of MARGA Business Simulations, ESMT Berlin and the publishing group 'Handelsblatt'.

Franziska Pretzsch, participant MARGA Online Competition

"As a finalist of the MARGA Online Competition I was awarded the scholarship for the German speaking ESMT seminar 'Management für jüngere Führungskräfte'. I really enjoyed the seminar, it delivered a comprehensive insight into all important elements of management especially to me as a lawyer. My former participation in the MARGA business simulation was a good preparation to the seminar, particularly with regard to the complex interrelations of all decision areas which I had already experienced with my team. The business simulation MARGA and the ESMT seminar are a great complement!"

Franziska Pretzsch, Leistungs- und Beitragsabteilung,




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