Online Competition: Benefits of our partners for all teams

The open MARGA Competition started already in 1971 as initiative with the pubishing group 'Handelsblatt' and ESMT Berlin, today´s number eight business school in the world.

Both partners stand for academic contents and economic topicality.

Thus, we are keeping up with the times: The participants of the business simulation learn current management contents within a dynamic market environment close to reality.

Our two partners offer attractive advantages to all participants of the MARGA Online Competition:

ESMT Berlin, partner of MARGA Business Simulations
Handelsblatt, partner of MARGA Business Simulations

Scholarship: "The Change Clinic - Leading Change Initiatives"

ESMT Berlin provides a scholarship among all finalists of the open MARGA Online Competition. The finalists of the last competition had the chance to apply for the scholarship for the program "The Change Clinic - Leading Change Initiatives". The selected applicant for the scholarship can expect a challenging management program with a tuition value of € 3,900 from the Top Business School with current content, best practice presentations, workshops, top-class speakers and the chance to strengthen their own network.

Target audienceThe program addresses Executives concerned with initiating, accompanying, managing, or leading change initiatives.

The key topics of the program are:

  • Understanding the need for change and the challenges accompanying it
  • Archetypes and dynamics of change processes
  • Major reasons for change failure
  • Factors of successful change
  • Dealing with reluctance and resistance to change
  • Influencing others to change
  • Understanding and leading technical and adaptive change
  • Frameworks and tools for understanding and leading change

For the direct reference to reality: Free subscription for the Handelsblatt ePaper

Our simulation scenario is based on the real and current economic happenings. Like this the analogy between the global markets of both the real economy and the simulated world become directly tangible. 

For the first time, the publishing group 'Handelsblatt' offers a free subscription for the 'Handelsblatt' ePaper respectively 'Handelsblatt Global' to all participants of the MARGA Online Competition 2017/2018 during the whole course of the competition.

Via the MARGA software, all participants get access to each edition of the 'Handelsblatt' ePaper. 

Handelsblatt Digitalpass

Additionally the 'Handelsblatt Digitalpass' offers even more advantages: 

  • 8 weeks for free, thereafter € 34,99 monthly
  • Terminable at any time
  • Mobile access through Smartphone & Tablet Apps
  • All premium articles at
  • Online archive of the past 30 years
  • Networking & Economy-Club-Events

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

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Let me do and I will understand‘

From my point of view, this quotation which is attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius, expresses best what characterizes the MARGA business simulation and what distinguishes it from other educational training programmes. The possibility to actively learn from an ’operating’ even if simulated company, is the best way to imprint the newly acquired knowledge to the participants’ memory.

Dr. Annette Jünger-Fuhr, Leiterin Produktbereich "Unternehmensführung" u. Redakteurin "Der Aufsichtsrat"

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