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Business Simulation Game

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

- can apply management techniques to simulation situations imitating real situations (performance indicators, methods of strategic management)

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The goal of the course is for students to apply specialist managerial
knowledge in real-life collaborative
decision processes to gain an in-depth understanding of
the impact of managerial decisions on intra-corporate
processes, value-oriented business management
and in data-oriented controlling. This
will happen on the basis of an appropriate management-oriented
strategic corporate planning simulation. Simulated business management
includes the following areas:
team communication, models for strategic ways of thinking and
acting, developing a corporate strategy
and implementing it operatively, developing an internal and
external system of accounting, value-oriented controlling, investment decisions
in times of uncertainty, strategic portfolio management,
market and competition strategies.

recommended or required reading

Alexander, D.; Britton A.; Jorisson, A.: International Financial Reporting and Analysis.- Thomson-Verlag, 2009
Born, K.: Bilanzanalyse international, Deutsche und ausländische Jahresabschlüsse lesen und beurteilen. Stuttgart, 2008.
Busse, F.-J.: Grundlagen der betrieblichen Finanzwirtschaft. München, 2003.
Dowling, M.; Drumm, H.J.: Gründungsmanagement.- Berlin: Springer, 2003
Graf, J: Planspiele, simulierte Realitäten für den Chef von morgen. Bonn, 1992.
Wöhe, G. u. U. Döring.: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. 21. Aufl., München, 2010.

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Mag. (FH) Steinbacher Hans-Peter , MA

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable