In the MARGA online competition, as in reality, know-how and team performance is the key to success.

Online Competition: Makes you experience management "live"

In the global MARGA Online Competition the participants compete as a management team and run a simulated company - web-based, self-directed and independent of location. During the business simulation they experience sophisticated distance learning, accompanied by comprehensive tutoring. They position the products and services in the market and manage business processes in direct competition. Only four of the teams taking part in the Online Competition reach the live final.

LEARN TO WIN – Learning for success

MARGA is an active management training. The participants of this online business simulation get to know economic interrelationships and implement them in practical management decision making. In this context, the learning content is used in making well-founded decisions and therefore has a specific use. In the MARGA Online Competition, as in reality, know-how and team performance is the key to success.

Online Competition at a glance

What: Teams participate via the Internet in the open MARGA Online Competition. Here, they take part in an exciting competition against other companies – right up to the final, to which only the best four teams are invited.

Who: Trainees and aspiring managers, but also experienced managers with or without prior management knowledge. More about the target groups

When: The MARGA Online Competition starts each year in November.

How: Participation is only possible in teams- comprising up to six persons.

Duration: The competition takes six months and the required time is approximately two hours per week.

Price: 2,960 € per team

Optional: Online Course "Financial Basics" (240 € per Team)

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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 on a 14-day basis. 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.

Main round: From now on every moment counts
Develop strategies and implement them in six periods, optimize your teamwork, correct analysis, and make decisions that promise success every 14 days.

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 great live final. Competition, get-together, gala dinner, award ceremony.

The MARGA management team supports all participants with a comprehensive service. Among others things, this includes an individual kick-off via web conference at the beginning of the competition and a group-specific feedback after the completion of both the test round and the main round.

In addition to this, all teams have access to the MARGA Service Line during the whole competition.

Online Competition video: short and simple (2:03)

Online Competition video: short and simple (2:03)

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Early bird bonus

All teams registered until June 30th, have the opportunity to access the MARGA Online Course 'Financial Basics' free of charge for one month. for a period of one month. This gives your team a better start position for the Online Competition!

The online course costs € 240 per team for the entire duration of the competition.

One team, six people on four continents and one decision to make - it is just great which possibilities we have today.

Anna-Lena Schulz,
Volkswagen AG

MARGA Online Competition
Nov 2019 - May 2020
Closing date: Oct 31, 2019

Tel.: +49 2235 406 364

Janine Hirschfeld

MARGA Business Simulations - Management training for high potentials and executives

MARGA Business Simulations is a General Management training in which the participants manage all departments and functions of a simulated company in teams. This strategic simulation is suited to gain an overall entrepreneurial perspective. Participants get to know management skills and have to apply their knowledge within the game. Being a General Management business simulation, MARGA imparts interdisciplinary perspectives which enable participants to gain insights into all functional areas of a company: marketing, production, finance and controlling.

Besides the classic talent management it is possible to apply MARGA into the framework of change management to show changes and make them easily comprehensible. Not only to accept the changes but also to support them actively.

The approach of MARGA Business Simulations ensures a unique transfer of knowledge to thinking and acting in an entrepreneurial way.

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