BizMAP On-Line Business Simulation Game

Running your department or division is almost like running your own business units. It requires day to day decision making skills and thorough planning and other aspects required in the intrapreneurship or entrepreneurship within the organization.

Business books and theory in the training room cannot teach you about business as much as practical, hands-on experience can. If real-world experience is difficult to come by, choose the middle ground – Management Simulation Games.

BizMAP is a Management Simulation Game created by Sameer Kamat (Founder of MBA Crystal Ball) to test and develop your Business Management Aptitude & Potential. It puts you in charge of a growing business and tries to test your aptitude for managing a startup or existing business.

Play our on-line Business Strategy Simulation Game, sharpen your business Acumen in this thrilling and exciting game and compete amongst your friends in the same business. Gamification on the next level!!


Test your teams' management and decision-making skills while also developing their strategic vision with these thematic simulations from Forio for your higher education classrooms or corporate trainings.

1. Leadership & Team: Everest

Leadership / Team Building / Communication / Group Dynamics & Decision Making

In this collaborative, multiplayer simulation, participants will explore group dynamics and leadership while attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest. During each round of simulation, participants decide on how to effectively distribute supplies and information needed for the climb - choices that ultimately lead to the team’s success in reaching the top of the mountain. Consequently, failure in accurately communicate and analyze information has consequences on team performance.

Learning Focus

  • Explore influences on collective decision-making including team dynamics, opposing interests, and cognitive biases
  • Analyze different leadership approaches and team responses
  • Understand effective strategies for building, participating in and leading teams more effectively


2. Change Management: Power & Influence

Leadership / Team Building / Communication / Group Dynamics & Decision Making

This simulation of change management explore on how participants who assumes the role of CEO or Director of Product Innovation will face the challenges related to implementing an organization-wide environmental sustainability initiative. In each round of simulation, participants choose among 18 change levers in attempt to move the organization’s management team along a four-step pathway of adoption. Participants are assessed on their ability to establish credibility and achieve the highest number of adopters. This simulation includes four scenarios.

Learning Focus

  • Understand the four stages of change management (change awareness, interest, trial, adoption)
  • Experiment with different strategies for effective change management
  • Explore power, influence, and resistance to change within an organizational setting
3. Negotiation: OPEQ

Leadership / Team Building / Communication / Group Dynamics & Decision Making

In this highly interactive, team-based simulation, groups of participants act as member nations of “OPEQ,” setting petroleum production levels with competing countries in order to maximize cumulative profits. Tension between cooperation and self-interest intensifies with each round of the game: cooperation has great benefits, but individuals have incentives to defect. The simulation explores the dynamics of cooperation and competition, negotiation, best response, Nash equilibrium, and other economic principles.

Learning Focus

  • Explore the factors that promote and inhibit cooperation, including communication, competition, relational frame, accountability, group size, and future relationship
  • Gain critical insight into the mechanics of cooperation
  • Understand how superordinate goals and social comparisons can build, break, or restore trust
4. Project Management: Scope, Resources, Schedule

Leadership / Team Building / Communication / Group Dynamics & Decision Making

In this single-player simulation, participants will manage a project team responsible for delivering a product at a small electronics and computer peripherals manufacturer. Participants must staff the project team, manage team process, and execute a project plan. Paired with unanticipated events and challenges, the success of the project is threatened and it forces participants to consider possible tradeoffs among project resources to bring the new product to market on time, on budget, and ahead of the competition.

Learning Focus

  • Understand the relationship between project scope, resources, and schedule
  • Experiment with how team skill level, team morale, deadlines, and work quality are related both to each other and to project management decisions
  • Determine realistic project objectives in the face of uncertainty
5. New Venture Exercise: The Food Truck Challenge

Prototyping / Innovation / Product Development / Market Research

Participants will play as an entrepreneur working to maximize revenue by selling ice cream, frozen yogurt, or smoothies. During each of five weeks in the game, participants are able to choose between conducting additional market research, opening a food truck, or opening a small pushcart. Instructors choose from three scenarios available, each with different optimal outcomes so participants can play a second time after to apply what they’ve learned from their first play-through.

Learning Focus

  • See the value of rapid prototyping in a changing environment
  • Understand how learning-by-doing may have advantages over research in some environments
  • Practice making key decisions and adapting choices based on market feedback

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