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For educators
For Educators

Increase student engagement and employability with business simulations that empower you in the classroom and online.

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For Corporate Trainers

Develop and nurture entrepreneurial and enterprise skills within an organization.

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Which business simulation is right for you?

Discipline focused, industry specific, or customized. No matter which business simulation you choose, you will get a modern educational tool built on sound economic theory. Cesim uses the latest technology to help you substantially improve the knowledge retention, business decision making and teamwork skills of your students or employees.

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Global Challenge
Strategy & International Business Management
Cesim OnService
Small Service Business Management
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Project Management
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General Business Management
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Marketing Management
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Hotel & Restaurant Management
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Banking & Financial Services Management
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Electric Utilities Management
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Telecom Operator Management
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Retail Store Management
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Automotive Dealership & Business Management

Cesim simulations used in higher education

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  • "Simulations are a great way to teach students to make decisions with ambiguity, because they've taken all kinds of courses over the years, they've been tested, sometimes with cases, sometimes using regular tests; but this allows them to use the full range and make decisions."

    John Kraft
    Susan Cameron Chair of International Business
    Warrington College of Business, University of Florida / Visiting faculty, Aalto Mikkeli

  • "Up until now, students have had an education where we've been cutting all the different business functions into pieces, and for a lot of them this is the first time that they get a chance to see how everything fits together and see some of those interactions that are pretty difficult to capture in a Power Point slide."

    Kevin McIntire
    Senior Lecturer, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
    Visiting faculty, Aalto Mikkeli

  • "What we'd like students to take away is that they need to integrate information from many different sources when they're making decisions. Regular subject-based courses are narrower and they may focus on the textbook. But here they're trying to pull together rather uncertain information from different sources and somehow still make a decision as best as they can."

    Joan Lofgren
    Director of the BScBA Programme
    Aalto Mikkeli

What our customers say

Chris Coleridge

"We needed a simulation that would be relatively easy to get to grips with but with very satisfying and "realistic" levels of complexity and challenge. Cesim Global Challenge fit the bill very well for our Executive MBA students."

Chris Coleridge
Lecturer in Strategy
London Business School

Carl Voigt

"One of the key advantages of using the Cesim business simulations is the way that they're set up. Even the teams that failed learned a lot, because as they try to introduce corrective strategies, they saw that other teams responded to them or anticipated them and it gave them a real sense of what business is like. It's not just making decisions in a vacuum."

Carl Voigt
Academic Director for International Business Education and Research & Professor of Clinical Management and Organization
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

Raluca Bunduchi

"The simulation has been a great addition to my strategy course. It is an extraordinary teaching tool to get the students engaged and enthusiastic about strategy, and the student feedback has been fantastic."

Raluca Bunduchi
Lecturer in Management
University of Aberdeen
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Simon Wilson

"All the graduates came back with the comment I expected, which is that banking and actually running a bank is an incredibly complex business! It’s not quite as simple as ‘pull this lever and this happens."

Simon Wilson
Risk Advisory Partner
Parker Fitzgerald

Topi Paananen

"I wanted my management to experience the main internal and external profitability drivers and challenges from the holistic point of view. Cesim’s solution offered me the opportunity to implement a case and a storyline that captured relevant aspects in a dynamic, competitive, and fun environment."

Topi Paananen
Peikko Group

Barbara Essono

"I think that the bank simulation represents, reflects as closely as possible, 'the real banking life.' Because we ask the attendees to work, to think as the board of a bank. We have the same issue, the same questions as the real boards of a bank. That's reason why we think it's the most relevant way to learn."

Barbara Essono
Program Director
Organization Development & Transformation
Société Générale

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What participants say about Cesim simulations

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

  • "I have rarely been so motivated by a school project. This is one of the few times in my life that I have been so inspired, so motivated on a professional school project. I am even sad that it is finished, I would have liked to enjoy another week! Even others in my class were fully invested in the project, everyone loved it."

    Simon T.
    Maestris Sup

  • "The simulation gives a really good overview of the various products offered by a bank—the different departments such as marketing, finance, HR and so on. And because it’s all done in a fun way it's something you really remember. It gave us a really good foundation, and because it was fun we really engaged with it."

    Katherine M.
    Parker Fitzgerald Consulting

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Who we are

For more than 25 years our mission has been to build fun and relevant business simulations that help develop skills and increase engagement. We provide a broad portfolio of easy-to-use simulations that speak 15 languages and work on any device and learning format.

As a team we are guided by customer intimacy, zeal for innovation, and commitment to continuous improvement.

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