The finalists of the Online Competition 2019-2020

Months of hard work paid off! In the end it was a close race for the first four places, but now we proudly present the finalists of the current MARGA Online Competition. Congratulations to the teams of Vinnolit, Continental, Bayer and Atlas Elektronik!

Current Ranking of the final round

Due to the current Corona crisis, the live final cannot take place in May 2020, as originally planned. Therefore, we have extended the final round to several months. This gives the teams more time for the decision-making during the first five business simulation periods, which take place online as usual. Additionally, the teams have the opportunity to introduce themselves here in our blog.

Team 7: BAYER AG

The team members:

Andreas Blank, Berlin

Jan Botthof, Berlin

Lea Kremer, Leverkusen

Felix Roesicke, Darmstadt

Ruth Shah, Berkeley

Tobias Unkauf, Berlin

A Fun + Valuable Experience!

"Overall, this Business Simulation has been a challenging, yet extremely valuable experience. As scientists and engineers we have learnt a considerable amount about the breadth and depth of financial and strategic decisions that go into running a company. Working as an agile team on an unfamiliar topic and pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones has truly been fun, and these learnings will stay with us for a long time to come."

Team 6: Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG

The team members:

Catherine Bahlmann

Dieter Faltermeier

Alexander Geltl

Johannes Massold

Barbara Weber

Statements of the team:

"We are used to have agile discussions during our MARGA Board meetings in order to be able to combine the different views and approaches in a common strategy. If the selected strategy then leads to the hoped-for success, this is of course the best reward for our team."

"MARGA promotes interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple departments and locations and cannot be stopped by Corona either."

Team 47: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

The team members:

Mike Kachin, Head of Sales (North America)

Sanjeev Bansal, BU Controller (Germany)

Cerdwin Ching Woon Yap, Pricing & Market Intelligence Manager (Malaysia)

William Henley, Territory Sales Manager (New York, USA)

Ruth Choy Ji Yi, Product Development Manager (China)

What MARGA taught us:

"MARGA provided me a good platform to strengthen my end to end business mindset."

Cerdwin Ching Woon Yap

"MARGA strengthened my belief in fact-based decision making."

Sanjeev Bansal

"MARGA gave me the chance to improve my business acumen & to simulate how different decisions can influence the business success & sustainability in unexpected time."

Ruth Choy Ji Yi

"MARGA has been a great experience for me. I really enjoyed working internationally with my team and learning inside out on business."

Mike Kachin

"MARGA has given me more of an understanding in the intricacies of prioritizing divisions of sales at different times in order to increase overall value."

William Henley

Team 25: ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH

The team members:

Sarah Bullwinkel

Bernhard Cebulla

Nell Gryschka

Alexander Hofer

What virtual teamwork can also mean... ;-)

"Do you hear me? I can´t hear you."

"There are some background noises again."

"I can´t see the shared screen."

"I want to go to the final in Berlin!"

"Isn´t the final in Düsseldorf?"

"Doesn´t matter - the main point is final!"

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