Management Game “General Management” Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The computer-based management game models structure and functions of industrial companies. Participants represent the boards of directors and have to make group-decisions in almost all fields of management. The groups are in competition against each other and have to cope with challenging scenarios. Furthermore students must defend their decisions and explain their strategy in several presentations.
The students identify key success factors and recognize interdependencies of the functionalareas of the company. Building on this, they apply their knowledge to solving specific businesschallenges and develop and implement a consistent corporate strategy. A particular challengeis coping with conflict situations in a team, uncertainty and time pressure. Further soft skills andmanagement skills such as time management and complexity management are trained.
Qualification targets: The students shall experience the interdependencies of different aspects of management. They are supposed to handle complex problems and to make group-decisions under uncertainty and time pressure. Thus soft-skills and management-skills like technical, conceptual and social skills are trained by this management game. Imparted soft skills: Analytical thinking, Independent studying and learning, Project/time management, Presentation of scientific results, Presentation techniques/language competencies, Team work and capacity for team work, Ability to give and receive critism
Knowledge of the modules „Kostenrechnung“,(cost accounting) “Jahresabschluss” (financialaccounting) and Finanzierung und Investition“(finance and investment) is required.
The final module examination consists of a written exam.A maximum of 30 points can be achieved in the written exam. Additional study achievementscan be achieved in the form of special tasks related to the management game, for which amaximum of 7 bonus points can be achieved.The module score results from a scale of points ranging from zero to 32 points.The bonus points are also credited if the final module examination would not have been passedwithout the bonus points. The bonus points remain valid until they can be earned again.
Week1: Introduction Week 2: followed by Week 3 to the Final Week
Online Course Requirement
communication platform: moodle
Dr. rer. oec. Martin SeidlerDr. Roland DüsingProf. Dr. Thorsten Knauer
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Contact person: For questions related to the content and the schedule of the course, please contactMr. Jan WüstenfeldE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor all kind of technical and practical questions, please contact Ms. Laura Santisi.E-Mail: Laura.Santisi@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
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