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

Great joy at MARGA: At the live announcement of this year's winners of the Brandon Hall Technology in Excellence Awards, MARGA was honored with the Gold Award in the category "Learning and Development: Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology".

The Excellence Awards are the oldest and most prestigious awards in the field of human capital management. They recognize companies that use technology to support employees in the areas of learning and development, talent management, talent acquisition, human resources, sales enablement and the future of work. Bronze, silver and gold awards are presented.

With the Gold Awards, the MARGA Online Competition has thus received the highest distinction. As a joint initiative with ESMT Berlin and Handelsblatt Media Group, the program has been our MARGA classic since 1971 and enjoys great popularity both nationally and internationally. 

We are delighted that the program has also won over the Brandon Hall Group. "Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace-setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in," said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group and leader of the awards program. The fact that we were able to beat off strong competition and secure the Gold Award further confirms that we offer a unique and innovative product that meets today's demand.

The MARGA Online Competition: General Management Training for Young Professionals

The MARGA Online Competition is a global competition that is carried out annually and lasts for a total of six months. It conveys business contexts and makes management tangible. In a realistic competition the participants take on the management of their own virtual company and compete against teams from all over the world. They develop strategies and implement them in business decisions. From goal setting to corporate strategy to sustainable success, the participants control the entire entrepreneurial processes themselves. In this way, they train management know-how and strengthen their business decision-making competences.

The participants work with a user-friendly and intuitive simulation software that offers a complex yet clear learning environment with an extensive portfolio of additional materials like tutorial notes and the online course “Financial Basics”. In addition, the MARGA tutors provide intensive and proactive support to an unlimited extent, so that the participants can discuss content-related issues with experienced and qualified experts at any time via phone, e-mail, or web conference. Webinars are offered regularly to shed light on topics that participants encounter in the simulation. The knowledge gained in this way can be transferred directly to the competition and supports decision-making in the simulation.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era. 

For nearly 30 years, Brandon Hall Group has empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. The HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.

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