Small and medium-sized business are the backbone of our economy, as they account for a significant share of the EU’s export success. But the so-called SMEs are increasingly confronted with rising commodity prices and labour costs as well as increasing competition from low-wage countries. Innovative strength and the most advanced technologies are required to remain competitive. The competitive management simulation TOPSIM – Manufacturing Management brings players face to face with the challenges of a medium-sized business on the international market.
Premiere at University of Hamburg: Dr. Stefanie Pakura and Prof. Sebastian Späth (Chair of Management & Digital Markets) integrated the business simulation TOPSIM – General Management in their seminar “Business Simulation Strategic Management”. The feedback was throughout positive.
Especially in times of the Corona crisis, many universities have to switch to online learning and adapt their learning programs to the new reality. The Kiel University of Applied Sciences already has a lot of experience in distance learning due to online bachelor’s degrees since 2011. In this article, Prof. Dr. Gordon Eckardt shows how online education works and how business simulations can be integrated in online teaching.
With management simulations, different seminar concepts can be implemented and flexibly adapted to specific audiences and across learning objectives. In addition to classic classroom lectures, a management simulation can also be used during the semester as a capstone or in an online format with our TOPSIM – Cloud platform. Taking TOPSIM – General Management as an example, we present 3 possible course designs with TOPSIM – Business simulations.
Companies are systems with complex structures and a wide range of roles. To be successful, decision-makers must understand the context and situation within the company and how various internal and external factors interact. Our most popular business simulation TOPSIM – General Management illustrates these challenges and improves participants‘ ability to evaluate business data as well as select and implement strategies to achieve targets.