MARGA Business Simulations: MARGA Management Training | Business Game Seminars

The MARGA Management Training

One business game program - different formats

Our intensive and sustainable MARGA management training is an open business game program in which individuals or groups can participate regardless of company or industry. 

We offer the program as online, in-class or Blended Learning solution. The program is suitable for career starters, specialists and executives with and without a buiness background who want to deepen their management knowledge.

  • The program

    The MARGA Management Training uses the classic general management company simulation. In a dynamic and realistic competition, the participants, divided into small teams, manage their own virtual company with all its divisions and functions over four game periods.

    Taking into account current political and economic factors, they develop a competitive strategy and translate this into operational decisions in their virtual company. The participants are responsible for strategic planning and all operational areas of the company (marketing, sales, production, human resources, logistics, finance, etc.). They make decisions as a team, analyze results and compete directly against other teams.

    Efficient controlling ensures transparency and provides comprehensive information for well-founded decisions. The goal is to increase the value of the company as measured by Economic Value Added (EVA).

    The MARGA Online Course "Financial Basics" is also an integral part of the program. As an individual training course with learning success control, the course conveys the basics of internal and external accounting and thus offers an optimal theoretical basis that can be transferred directly to the business game. In an online warm-up prior to the training, all participants receive an introduction to the online course and the program. 

  • Tutoring

    During the prgram the teams are intensivley accompanied by competent MARGA trainers who support them with professional feedback.

    In alternation to the active business game periods, expert lectures on business topics take place in the classroom format. In the online formats, learning videos are available for which open questions can be clarified in live Q&A sessions. Topics are:

    • Understanding Controlling
    • Implementing strategies
    • Creating company value

    Repeatedly, decision-making situations from the business game are taken up and examined in terms of content. In addition, experienced tutors guide participants through group sessions and support them during self-directed teamwork.

    The combination of guided theoretical modules and individual game-based learning in a dynamic business game competition and virtual teamwork creates a particularly sustainable learning effect.

  • Learning Contents

    Participants train management know-how and learn to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner. 

    All participants:

    • make real entrepreneurial decisions
    • implement strategic decisions in operational procedures
    • get to know the cooperation between all functional areas in the entire interrelationship of the business
    • manage company procedures and see them presented in the accounting system
    • align their own range of products and services to the requirements of the customer
    • learn how to use information from controlling for well-founded decision making
    • transfer the principles of value-orientated management into specific actions
    • organize themselves as a team and enter the competition against other teams

    In the MARGA Management Training praticipants train technical competencies (business know-how) and methodical competencies (concrete application of the knowledge in the business game) as well as social competencies through interaction in the team. They thus strengthen their communication, conflict and teamwork skills.

    Game-based learning in the MARGA business game also has a positive effect on the personal competencies. Self-confidence and personal responsibility, but also a high level of frustration tolereance and resilience through challenges or even failures in the game are strengthened.

The formats

We offer the MARGA Management Training in different formats. Depending on organizational conditions, choose between:

All of our open programs take place on fixed dates at least once a year.

Next dates:

 In-class: December 06 -08, 2023

 Blended Learning: January 25 - March 7, 2024

  Online: April 09 - May 07, 2024


Dr. Sandra Wagner

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The MARGA Management Training at a glance

Target Group: Career starters, specialists and executives with or without a background in business administration

Format: Online, in-class or blended learning, depending on organizationals conditions

Language: German & English

Learning Contents: Management Know-how, business administration skills, business decision-making skills & teamwork

Tool: modern & intuitive business game software with current scenarios on economic developments 

Tutoring: content-related tutoring and subject-related webinars or lectures by experienced experts with a bachground in business studies

Online Course „Financial Basics“: included in the program as a theoretical foundation for internal and external accounting

Additional open programs at a glance

MARGA Management Training - Online

Within four weeks, the open online business game seminar  offers a mix of guided online modules as well as individual learning and virtual teamwork. Experienced MARGA trainers support the participants intensively.

In three intense seminar days, the participants of the open in-class business game seminar alternate between in-class key speeches and their practical implementation. In this context, decision making situations are included in the management simulation and their contents highlighted.

MARGA Management Training - Blended Learning

The blended learning business game seminar uses the dynamism of the management simulation and combines the advantages of an in-class seminar with the strengths of the online competition. 

Inhouse Programs

You are interessted in an inhouse program? We also develop flexible programs with a focus on "General Management" customized according to your needs in the formats in-class, online or blended learning. In doing so, we focus on your target groups and your organizational framework.

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