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Business Game NTUA

Business Game, (7th semester – elective), National Technical University of Athens – School of Mechanical Engineering

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Business Games have always attracted the interest of students as well as managers. In this course the students are taking the places of managers and try to lead their company to success, while acting in a predefined business environment (specific market). Aim of this course is to force students to use all the knowledge acquired in previous management courses in order to dominate the market. The attendees are divided in teams and each team constitutes a company. During the Game students develop important for a business environment skills. By using this skills and the acquired knowledge from other courses, students are figuring out ways to dominate the market while acting in a spirit of noble emulation. The course offers two business games, one dedicated to production management and the other to general business administration.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understanding practically basic operations of organisations (Marketing, Production, Finance, Sales).
  • Analysing business cases and performing what-if analysis.
  • Working as team members.
  • Performing group decision making.

Suggested bibliography:

Πρωτοσύγγελος, Σ. 2000, Job Shop Παίγνιο Επιχειρήσεως στον Προγραμματισμό Παραγωγής, Διδακτικές Σημειώσεις, μάθημα Παίγνιο Επιχειρήσεων, Ε.Μ.Π.

Δαμίγος, Δ και Μαυρωτάς, Γ., 2007, Σημειώσεις Επιχειρηματικού Παιγνίου και Επιχειρηματικού Σχεδίου, Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (published in Greek).

Παπαδάκης, Β., 2007, Στρατηγική των επιχειρήσεων - Τόμος Α, 5η έκδ., Εκδόσεις Μπένου, Ελλάδα (published in Greek).

Dixit, A. and Nalebuff, B. 2005, Πώς να σκέπτεσθε στρατηγικά, Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, Ελλάδα (published in Greek).

USEFUL FILES - ANNOUNCEMENTS

For files - announcements related to the course please visit this link (available only in greek)
Introduction to the Business Game Strategy (available only in greek)