MARGA Online Competition: The ideal way for personnel development
Business simulations are often used for personnel development as a professional training program to improve knowledge in management skills. Here the participants are situated in a simulation to run a fictional company as a managing board where they have to make important decisions on management level. They get many insights in different areas of a business and learn management skills according to the principle „Learning by Doing“.
What is the MARGA Online Competition?
In the global MARGA Online Competition the participants compete as a management team with other teams all over the world. The creation of international teams is possible since the competition is web-based, self-directed and independent of location. The teams need to position the products and services in the market and manage business processes in direct competition and under realistic conditions. The participants have to make their own managerial decisions while immediately experience the consequences.
At the MARGA Online Competition the participants compete with other teams all over the world
Web-based & Self-directed
The teams can participate virtually and therefore work together across locations
Invitation to a Live Final
The four best teams will make it to the final and will experience an exciting in-class final with a festive award ceremony.
Why is the MARGA Online Competition an ideal way for personnel development?
Due to the web-based business simulation, the competition offers a huge level of flexibility. The participation at the simulation simply works through a browser log-in in which a complex realistic market environment is represented.
Due to the high level of interaction and participation the simulation is much fun for the participants and furthermore awakes the strive for more knowledge. Combined with the reiterating process of applying what the participants have learned in different simulation periods, a sustainable learning success will be achieved. The competition is conducive to motivation, suspense and dynamic during the learning process. Complex correlations become alive and can be felt on an emotional level. The best four teams will make it to a live final.
"The MARGA Online Competition is an integral part of our Junior Manager Program - our trainee program for executive talents. MARGA makes entrepreneurial thinking tangible without real risks. "
Ruth Ziegler, Human Resources - Senior Executives and Talent Management: Junior Management Programs, Robert Bosch GmbH
The Competition explained in 2 minutes
The Online Competition at a glance
Participants: Students, Trainees, Job Starters, Future Managers or Experienced Managers - More about the target groups. Each team consists of up to six persons.
When: The MARGA Online Competition starts each year in November.
Effort: Approx. two hours per week
Duration: Six months
Price: 3,160 € per team; Every fifth team of one company participates free of charge.Register for the competition now!
You can also try out a free demo version for 7 days:
3.160 € per team
Every fifth team of one company participates free of charge.
We also allow a 50 percent discount to universities in terms of the initial professional education.
MARGA Certified Expert Label
The MARGA `Certified Expert’ label is provided by the MARGA Business Simulations to participants of the MARGA Online Competition.
"The participation at the Online Competition was a great experience for all of us. (...) We cooperated for six months, laughed and learnt a lot and continually developed ourselves."
Read the full team report Team report of
team 23 of Robert Bosch GmbH
Sequence of the Online Competition:
Test round: Warming up phase
The participants familiarize themselves with the contents and the MARGA learning environment and make their first test decisions. The target of the test round is not profitability but to find out the customer preferences. Thus the teams will be able to make target-oriented marketing decisions during the main round. Parallel to the training in the business simulation, the participants can process the Online Course "Financial Basics" as an individual training.
Main round: From now on every moment counts
Develop strategies and implement them in five periods, optimize your teamwork, correct analysis, and make decisions that promise success. During the main round we offer webinars to add a supplement to the simulation.
At the end of the main round there will be four finalist teams.
The live final: The goal is insight
From the four best teams the MARGA Champions will be ascertained. Three of the five final periods will be online as usual, the last two periods will take place at the festive live final. Competition, get-together, gala dinner, award ceremony.
The MARGA management team supports all participants with a comprehensive service. Among other things, this includes web conferences and debriefing sessions.
In addition to this, all teams have access to the MARGA Service Line during the whole competition.