TOPSIM & EDEKA: Experience Retail in a Business Simulation

Edeka partnered with TOPSIM to create a comprehensive management simulation with two scenarios that would be closely aligned to the business realities and unique challenges of running a retail supermarket business. With 3,700 independent traders and a total of 376,000 employees, the EDEKA group is the leading food retailer in Germany. We have summarized the most important points of our cooperation in this article.

Blended Learning with TOPSIM at HAWK

At the University of Applied Sciences and Art (HAWK), professionals can complete the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration alongside their work. Since the part-time courses takes place in blended learning formats, the students have a lot of flexibility. Their learning experience is optimally supported by the use of TOPSIM – easyManagement and TOPSIM – General Management. In this blog article, course director Prof. Dr. Zulia Gubaydullina tells us how these business simulations are used and what benefits they offer for part-time studies.

TOPSIM – Manufacturing Management at bbw University of Applied Sciences

Because of the corona pandemic the bbw university of applied sciences had to switch to online lectures in this semester. The university of applied sciences already has lots of experience with distance learning. We talked to Johannes Kirch, professor for personnel management and corporate governance about teaching during corona and the use of a TOPSIM – business simulation for master students.

Debriefing: 6 Phases of Reflection

In a simulation-based seminar participants are confronted with a variety with new experiences. By running through several simulation periods, making strategic management decisions and competing with other teams they expand their knowledge and improve skills such as teamwork and communication within the group. To ensure that the participants can process the experiences, thorough reflection phases after group tasks are particularly important. We have prepared 6 questions for you to ask your participants during the debriefing.