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Profile: Business Challenge



Title Business Challenge
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Sponsor/Producer Enspire Learning
Developer Enspire Learning
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Company Description Enspire is an award-winning provider of transformative, technology-enabled learning experiences. Our simulations and interactive courses help our clients to develop leaders, enable managers and solve unique learning challenges. We passionately believe in the power of experiential learning, and have an unwavering commitment to creating innovative, engaging and meaningful solutions.
Description "Business Challenge™ is an online, multiplayer simulation that allows managers to apply finance concepts in a way that closely models managerial decision-making. Learners manage virtual businesses and compete for market leadership. They make investment decisions, fund their strategies, and view the results in terms of financial metrics. Business Challenge is like a lab; learners put theory into practice, conduct financial experiments, and experience the results – with safety goggles on! Business Challenge encourages participants to grasp the relationship between everyday managerial decisions and a company’s financial goals. This competitive business simulation allows participants to:
► Analyze business from multiple viewpoints
► Base decisions on financial criteria and a holistic understanding of the business
► Assess the impact of cost structure on financial performance
► Perform breakeven analysis and interpreting financial statements
► Distinguish cash flow and accrual accounting net income
► Understand what drives shareholder value in a company
The simulation is organized into turns of play, where each turn represents one business quarter. Each quarter, teams jointly make decisions in four key areas: sales/marketing, operations, research, and finance. The simulation is a web application, permitting many different online and offline approaches to delivery. Trained instructors facilitate the simulation, coach participants, and debrief the outcomes to ensure the simulation experience translates into learning results."
Categories/Folksonomy business, finance, decision-making, management, business acumen, web-based, multiplayer, team-based, facilitated
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Price $395/learner + facilitation
Link http://www.enspire.com/products-and-programs/simulations-and-courseware/business-challenge
Demo Available Contact us for a demonstration at sales@enspire.com.
Link to Video
Link(s) to Support Material http://www.enspire.com/products-and-programs/programs/business-acumen
Platform(s) Deployable on any computer. Developed in Flash.
Customizable (1 to 10) 7
Special Hardware none
Toolkit/Language used Flash
Year Designed 2008
LMS Integration/ SCORM n/a
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic) Corporate, MBA Program
Student time depends on program design
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer Available O
Single player/Multiplayer multiplayer
Category: Course with sims | simulations | serious games | game Serious Game



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