Leadership development becomes more and more important as studies have proven that well trained leaders have a significant impact on a company’s success. This article illustrates why business simulations are especially effective when it comes to training (future) leaders and how TOPSIM – business games support your leadership development program.
At the KV Luzern University of Cooperative Education those who already have an education in business administration or computer science can attend the HFWI. 22 students participated in a classroom seminar with TOPSIM – Manufacturing Management. The simulation had an excellent learning effect, as it was a good mix of challenge and game.
Together with TOPSIM, the WAGNER Group organized two business game seminars as part of its talent management process. The focus of the programm is on networking and exchange with other members of the team, for generating a deeper insight in other functions and branches.
Studying international business usually means gaining experience abroad. Unfortunately, Covid 19 changed the plans for the students at DHBW Stuttgart and their trip abroad in the fourth semester was cancelled. For this reason, the Center for Management Simulations organized a substitute for the international exchange and found it in a simulation-based seminar together with the Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Dual in northern Spain.
The BHAK BHAS Stegersbach offers a very special learning unit for its students: With STARTUP, the school developed its very own subject to gain basic, tangible insights into business life and to promote entrepreneurial thinking. Mario Zartl, the initiator and director of the program, explains to us how the business game TOPSIM – Startup contributes to this practical module.
Over 50 students from Germany, Russia and the USA played TOPSIM – Scale Up in the international seminar. The complexity of the business simulation was just right to link the theoretical business aspects of the lectures and to apply them in practice. The students were able to get a feeling for complexity and recognize which aspects of the management of a company are interconnected.