BUSINESS GAMES

A success model blazes a trail around the world

Business Games made by Sparkassenstiftung have become an international brand for an innovative interactive learning experience. Learning with simulations is knowledge far away from dry theory. Interaction, practical exercise and the motivation to finish the game as the winner lead to a high learning success. The participants always interact in groups, taking the role of managers and simulating the transactions and decisions of a bank, a microfinance institution, a small business or even a private household. In doing so, the existing own knowledge is applied directly and expanded by sharing experience with the other players.

Discussions within the groups and the competition between them are essential parts of the didactic concept. Simulations allow a risk-free trial and error approach. In contrast to the real practice, erroneous decisions made here only inflict damage on virtual capital. Each decision has an impact on the course of the next simulation round. The identification of the reasons and the analysis of contexts are the main learning objectives of the simulations. Based on the interpretation of results and the evaluation of competitor performance, teams are pursuing their goal to be successful. Since the 1990s, Sparkassenstiftung has developed and used Business Games to train professionals and managers in developing countries and emerging countries. International and local instructors, who were specially trained by Sparkassenstiftung, evaluate the results of each round and analyze them in depth with all participants.

Sparkassenstiftung offers 4 Business Games for different target groups. Overall, some 8,981 trainings with more than 317,120 participants have been conducted in over 90 countries since the nineties with outstanding results and participant satisfaction.

In Turkey we are currently offering the 2 flagship courses “Savings Game” and “Microbusiness Game”. These trainings are provided by experienced Turkish trainers. All training and additional materials are available in Turkish. The content has been adapted to the specific conditions of Turkey.

Savings Game

Savings Game is a highly interactive training tool for private households, young people and small family businesses that wish to learn the art of efficient family budget management and savings mobilisation.

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Micro Business Game

Micro Business Game is a highly interactive training for microentrepreneurs and for all people who want to learn in practice how the success and sustainability of start-ups and small businesses can be improved.

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Farmers Business Game

Farmers Business Game is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

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MFI Management Game

MFI Management Game is a highly interactive training for senior and middle managers as well as for high potentials who want to understand how the performance of a Microfinance Institution (MFI) can be improved by best management practices.

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