Dr. Christoph Heinen beim Tutoring

Management Training

Experience our General Management simulation within a three-day in-class seminar

Zwei Teilnehmende am MARGA Planspiel planen die nächste Spielperiode

The program as
in-class format

We offer the MARGA Management Training as an open in-class program based on a business simulation. The participants train comprehensive management know-how and learn to think and act in a entrepreneurial manner in three intense days. In the seminar, participants primarily gain an understanding of financial reports and learn to use information from controlling for well-founded decisions. In this way, they learn to look beyond their own horizons.

The program offers a sophisticated combination of lectures as well as individual learning and teamwork. Experienced MARGA trainers run several group sessions and support the participants during their self-directed teamwork.

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Learning by Doing 

Divided into small teams, participants take on the management of a virtual global player in the software-based MARGA business game. They are responsible for strategic planning and all operational areas of the company (marketing, sales, production, HR, logistics, finance, etc.). The participants make decisions as a team, analyze results and compete directly against other teams. Taking current political and economic factors into account, they develop a competitive strategy. They translate this into operational decisions in their virtual company.

The primary goal is to increase the value of the company. The teams are intensively accompanied by competent MARGA trainers and supported by professional feedback. Alternating with the active simulation periods, specialist presentations on business management topics are held in the plenary session. Decision-making situations from the business game are repeatedly taken up and examined in terms of content. In-depth learning, active implementation and taking responsibility for your own decisions as an entrepreneur in a competitive environment – this is what the program offers you.

Are you interested
in our MARGA
business game?

Book a free online meeting now. We are always there for you personally and will be happy to consult you.

Frau mit Tablet im Business Look
Gruppe von Leuten sitzt am Tisch und diskutiert

What our customers say

MARGA is an established partner for many customers since 1971. Our partners use MARGA successfully in various target groups across all industries.
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Thank you for the great business game seminar! I especially wish to thank the trainer Christoph Heinen. He thoroughly lives and embodies the subject and manages to convey the overall contents in a very light-footed and vivid manner. This turned the simulation into a particularly captivating experience for me. In short: I was fascinated!

Christian Huber Electrical Engineering Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
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The main benefit of the in-class seminar is for me, that feedback can be implemented directly. This accelerates the learning process.

Dr. Susanne Janssen Deutsche Lufthansa AG
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The most significant learning effect of the in-class business game seminar is actually not based on the best final result in the simulation. Instead it is the continuous mix of input in regard to contents and the then following transfer and utilization of the new knowledge in the course of the simulation. This results in a thorough reflection of one’s own failure and success.

Lisa Kortenbruck Operations Academy, Adient Ltd. & Co. KG
Jubelndes Teilnehmerteam am MARGA Planspiel-Wettbewerb

Program contents

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

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Teamwork in a MARGA business game
Participants in a MARGA business game work in the software
Cheering MARGA participants
Two MARGA participants look at notes
Man looks at woman and holds note in hand
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The program at a glance

MARGA awakens entrepreneurial spirit and brings management to life.

especially professionals and project managers without entrepreneurial background

The MARGA Management Training as a in-class format is a three-day compact seminar with an online business game. We offer the training bilingually in German and English. The program takes place in Cologne.

Our online course “Financial Basics” is included in the program as a theoretical basis for internal and external accounting.

Participants are also supported by content-related tutoring and specialist lectures by experienced experts with a background in economics.

Next date:

  • On request


  • 2,680 € per person; every fifth person of one company participates free of charge

Training and strengthening of

  • management know-how
  • business skills
  • business decision-making skills
  • teamwork

Program schedule

We will be happy to send you a detailed schedule on request.

  • Warm-Up

    In an half-hour online warm-up the participants receive initial basic information and an introduction to the “Online Course Financial Basics” about two weeks before the start of the program.

  • Subject-related

    During the three intensive seminar days, keynote speeches on management knowledge and practical application in the business game are combined in an exciting way.

  • Business game competition

    The participants work together as a team and make decisions for their company by the next deadline. They can draw on the support of the MARGA coaches at any time.

  • Final

    After four decision-making periods, the award ceremony takes place in plenary. Here, the teams present their strategies and receive comprehensive feedback. A final transfer workshop rounds off the program.

A selection of our customers

Mann und Frau sitzen lachend zusammen an einem Tisch

Benefits of the in-class format

  • close exchange with the trainers
  • direct and immediate feedback
  • high team and group dynamics through direct interaction
  • networking through direct contact with participants
  • active presence ensures greater focus by avoiding distractions and external disruptions

MARGA Management Training –
further formats

We offer the MARGA Management Training in different formats. In additon to the in-class business game you can choose the following programs:

  • Online business game

    4-week e-learning programm

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  • Blended Learning business game

    6-week training combining online and in-class phases.

    Learn more

Registration MARGA Management Training – in-class business game:

  • The participation fee per person is EUR 2,680 plus VAT.
  • Every fifth participant from a company attends free of charge.
  • The price includes the participation fee and all seminar documents as well as the lunch buffet and refreshments on all seminar days.
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