The "Board Room Strategy Simulator" offers an opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge of Completive Strategy in a dynamic environment competing for the highest share price against other program participants.
In this 7-round interactive online simulation, each participant takes critical decisions for their firm in a quest to grow shareholder value. By playing various roles such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Sales Officer, Chief Production Officer and Chief Research Officer, they develop an appreciation for how other teams function and the decisions that they manage.
Through this, participants develop a broader perspective about how organizations formulate strategy and coordinate tactics across a variety of departments and functions. This holistic view of the organization prepares participants to tackle real world business situations, including a far deeper appreciation for the competitive dynamics within their customer’s business as well as their own.
Simulation Decisions Deadlines at 11:55PM IST on 23, 27 & 30 September and 4, 7, 11 & 14 October.
"The Art of War" is the definitive book on military strategy. Written 2,500 years ago by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu (孙子), this work continues to influence a wide variety of modern endeavors including politics, warfare, sports and business. In business circles, the book's popularity continues to grow as managers and leaders increasingly seek to apply its principles to their modern challenges. For example, “the enemy” maps to the competition. “Troop maneuvering tactics” maps to agility. “Effective use of spies” maps to competitive intelligence.
This four-part interactive online lecture series integrates lessons from the Art of War as they apply to modern business competition as well as the Board Room Strategy Simulator.
Live Online Sessions from 8:00-9:00 AM IST: 9 & 23 Sept. as well as 7, 14 & 15 Oct.
David M. Knott Professor of Management
Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania