Managing Your Simulation

A series for professors

We’re here to help you become comfortable managing your simulation course. Join us on Fridays at 1PM CT for a 30-minute webinar to gain a better understanding of the professor interface and using the simulation. Each webinar will be divided into two 15-minute segments. The first half will be dedicated to providing tips you can leverage to enhance your knowledge of managing your course. During the last half, you drive the conversation by asking your own questions.

Title Date/Time
Tailored for your class
Creating and customizing your simulation

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Setting the stage
Introducing the simulation

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Checking in
Checking student progress

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Setting the pace and reboot
Scheduling rounds and restarting

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Play it forward
Processing rounds

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The good, the bad, the ugly
Debriefing results

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Measure and Monitor

The Balance Scorecard and how to use it
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Put your students to the test: Final exam

How to use Comp-XM
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

15/15: Countdown to Success

A series for students

We’re here to help you become a success. Join us on Mondays and Thursdays at 1PM CT for a 30-minute webinar to gain a better understanding of key concepts used in the simulation. Each webinar will be divided into two 15-minute segments. The first half will be dedicated to providing tips you can leverage to enhance your performance. During the last half, you drive the conversation by asking your own questions.

Title Date/Time
Ready. Set. Go! Your path to success
Getting started & strategy/mission statements

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Snapshot of the market
Basic decision making

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Revolving headlines
Understanding the Courier/FastTrack

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Push the envelope
Research & development: Advanced decision making

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Spotlight your brand
Marketing: Advanced decision making

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Predict the future
Forecasting: Advanced decision making

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Keep the line moving
Production: Advanced decision making

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In the red or in the black
Finance: Advanced decision making

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Quality matters
Human resources & TQM: Advanced decision making

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Wrapping it up - final debrief
Debrief reports & scoring

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Upcoming Seminars

 

Date Title Location Price Register


There are no scheduled seminars at this time.

Who Should Attend

Capsim Seminars are great for new or experienced users as well as those looking to learn more about business simulations as educational tools.

The seminar will answer a range of questions relating to our business simulations and assessment tools:

  • How do I incorporate a simulation into an existing class structure?
  • Can the simulations fit into a compressed schedule?
  • Can the simulations be used in an online setting?
  • What do I need to get started?
  • Do I need training to teach a simulation?
  • How do I get support when I need it?
  • How will the simulations help with outcome assessment goals?
  • How long does the system keep records of our courses?
  • What should I do to prepare for the simulation?
  • Do I need technical abilities to run a simulation?
  • What sort of decisions do students make?
  • How do I control the pace of the simulation?
  • How do I interpret results?
  • How do I grade a simulation?

The Capsim Challenge takes Capstone and Foundation alumni and pits them against each other in a biannual competition to crown the world’s best at running a multi-million dollar simulated company. Twice each year Capsim alumni have the opportunity to test their business acumen against over 1500 competitors from all over the globe. Participation in the Challenge is free. Please see below if you are eligible to compete.

FAQ Answer

Who is Eligible to Play?

All students who have used Capstone or Foundation business simulations in their business school curriculum, including those enrolled in a two-year undergraduate, four-year undergraduate or MBA/graduate course. Students must also have a paid registration for Capstone or Foundation after January 1, 2013, and must not have participated in a previous Challenge. There is no fee to participate. Individuals can play with or without a team. Five-person team maximum.

When is Registration?

Registration for the Fall 2014 Capsim Challenge begins on October 1, 2014 at 7 am CT and ends on October 31, 2014 at 12 pm CT.

When does the Fall 2014 Capsim Challenge Start?

Qualifying Rounds begin Friday, October 31, 2014, at 12 pm CT and end Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 12 pm CT. Finalists, which will include 6 Capstone teams and 6 Foundation teams, will be chosen on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. We will contact finalists individually and announce all finalists on this page.

When Do Final Rounds for the Fall 2014 Capsim Challenge Start?

Final rounds begin Friday, November 14, 2014, at 12 pm CT and go through Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 6 pm CT.

When Are Winners Announced for the Fall 2014 Capsim Challenge?

The winners will be announced Monday, November 17, 2014, at 12 pm CT.

For More Information

For more information on the Capsim Challenge, including our current Fall 2014 Challenge, please contact support@capsim.com or call 312.477.7200. You can also view press releases on the Challenge in our blog.

Spring 2014 Capstone Grand Finals Results

Rank Name(s) Final Score University Instructor
1st Mike Veigel 804 University of North Alabama Dennis Balch
2nd Ngar Yee Melody Chung 721 The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Kai-Lung Hui
3rd Charbel Ghassan 718 American University of Beirut Marina Apaydin
Ali Abou Haidar
Claire Chalouhi
4th Vinod Agrawal 526 IIM, Raipur – India Dharam Pal
5th Ida Manning 510 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Kenneth Wendeln
Jessica Henderson
6th Hoang Tran Thien 423 RMIT University David Knock

Spring 2014 Foundation Grand Finals Results

Rank Name(s) Final Score University Instructor
1st Napat Pongsamart 781 Mahidol University Bhakorn Makarananda
2nd Donna Weathers 703 University of Montana Shawn Clouse
3rd Ripken LaMarsh 699 Lenoir-Rhyne University Craig Schreiber
4th Adam Brill 636 The King s College Dawn Fotopulos
Joanne Vo
5th Hoi Shan Kathy Tang 601 BYU Hawaii Kevin Castle
Man Yu Wu
6th Joshua Hambrick 536 Bob Jones University Andrew Cropsey

Challenge Name School Score/Profit
Fall 2013 Dhiraj Lohiya SPJIMR 822
Spring 2013 Curis Wallette University of Montana 835
Fall 2012 Sonia Apsingekar
Vikalp Babelay
Gaurav Sapra
Viraj Kulkarni
SPJIMR 777
Spring 2012 Christopher Steffes Michigan State University 926
Fall 2011 Rick Davenport Midway College 790
Spring 2011 Ren Long Chan McMaster University 831
Fall 2010 Ramanarayanan K IIM Bangalore 860
Spring 2010 Richard Powell University of Redlands - San Diego Campus 910
Fall 2009 Kiran V Holla IIM Bangalore 864
Spring 2009 Ho Chi Hong HKUST 806
Fall 2008 Tom Kung National Cheng Chi University 803
Spring 2008 Kallol Chaudhuri University of Pennsylvania 796
Fall 2007 Kerim Koyunoglu The University of Melbourne 822
Spring 2007 Brent Corbitt University of Arkansas at Little Rock 904
Fall 2006 Bryan J. Rathman Kutztown University $165,735,218
Spring 2006 Amy Chittick-Kulper
James Guido
Kennesaw State University $133,278,276
Fall 2005 Jim LaRocca
Joe Leonard
Baldwin-Wallace College $80,465,663
Spring 2005 Ian Goh
Kok Loong (Rodney) Lim
Curtin University of Technology $152,358,170
Fall 2004 Mathew Gardner
Morgan Gough
University of British Columbia $171,230,796
Spring 2004 Abdulla Udaipurwala Stevens Institute of Technology $202,847,624
Fall 2003 Vipul Goradia University of Toledo $145,704,375
Spring 2003 Scott Barnett Vanderbilt University $172,819,920
Fall 2002 Cheong Chew University of Central Oklahoma $182,838,524
Spring 2002 Felix Kreh
Daniel Copeland
Jakob Thoisen
Southeast Missouri State University $281,135,759
Fall 2001 Dennis Legori
Michael Kelly
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $104,261,576
Spring 2001 Osman Guner
Marvin Waldman
University California San Diego $249,894,560
Fall 2001 Dipti Patel-Misra
Robert Rodgers
Eric Sprink
University North Carolina Chapel Hill $358,359,288

Challenge Name School Score/Profit
Fall 2013 Kongphop Sahasakula Mahidol University 767
Spring 2013 Jared Anderson
Joseph Barker
Brighan Young University - Idaho 782
Fall 2012 DeMarcus Jones Lenoir-Rhyne University 762
Spring 2012 Tanner Lambert Montana State University - Billings 746
Fall 2011 Tyler Melugin
Robert Stricklin
Montana State University - Billings 725
Spring 2011 Zoey McRae Montana State University - Billings 757
Fall 2010 Robert Woodward Brigham Young University - Idaho 744
Fall 2010 Sam Bradshaw
Justin Johnson
Alexander Malana
Bill Reaugh
Shaun Youngberg
Drexel University 805
Fall 2009 Jacob Rewerts University of Iowa 756
Spring 2009 Tom Molter
Tom Murtaugh
Drexel University 764
Fall 2008 Bocheng Lin University of Illinois at Chicago 757
Spring 2008 Julian Bauer DePaul University 748
Fall 2007 Christina F. Vaughn NorthWest Arkansas Community College 776
Spring 2007 Christopher Stanton
Christine Snyder
Michael Ely
Capital University 705
Fall 2006 Keeran Raaj Raja Ratnam
Thiam Song Ng
University of Technology, Sydney $65,561,803
Spring 2006 Sherry Murphy Montana State University - Billings $113,217,275
Fall 2005 Troy Fix Montana State University - Billings $88,976,005
Spring 2005 Eddie Minkoff The University of California - San Diego $97,103,095
Fall 2004 Eric Zerphy
Ed O’Donnell
Kevin Shmihluk
Kurt Kaminsky
Drexel University $136,009,115
Spring 2004 Amy Chittick-Kulper
James Guido
Kennesaw State University $113,065,267
Fall 2003 Brett Cormier Montana State University - Billings $143,478,423
Spring 2003 Kevin Ross University of New Orleans $130,388,956
Fall 2002 Andreas Peter University of New Orleans $54,858,272
Spring 2002 David Crouy
Peter Landolfi
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth $127,009,745