Decision Maker

Trained decision-making

A computer-based simulation for operations and strategic management


The participants head a manufacturing operation, taking into account changing macroeconomic factors such as inflation, unemployment, currency fluctuations, etc. In small groups they analyze the financial statements, production data and marketing data, and implement decisions for the next five years. The seminar utilizes a combination of computer simulations and up-to-date practical management tools, such as business journals, the balanced scorecard, financial reports, and financial data. The groups compete against each other, making the seminar an unforgettable experience.

Target group

Something for everyone

  • For companies and organizations that want to strengthen the entrepreneurial thinking and action of their staff.
  • For staff who require cross-departmental insight for their everyday work.
  • For staff who have to prepare and take strategic decisions.
  • NOTICE: Ideal for the development of management talent.

Seminar length: 2 days

8-16 participants


  • Understanding financial data (e.g. return on capital employed) and financial statements (e.g. profit and loss calculations).
  • Recognizing and evaluating the effects of decisions, using a balanced scorecard.
  • Using a roadmap in day-to-day business.

Skills learned

The seminar develops the following skills:

Cross-departmental insight: 95%
Market specific analytical skills: 70%
Interpreting financial statements: 85%
Teamwork: 75%



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10437 Berlin


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Meinungen von Teilnehmern:

  • A great, fantastic expirience. Absolutly like in real life

    Tatiana Gaiday
  • Thank you for this opportunity to learn in a safe environment. The TOPSIM simulation is a great tool to try out different strategies and play out different ideas. Thank you for your guidance and gently steering us to the right direction. It`s been an invaluable expirience.

    Irina Yashkova & Michael YurinMoscow EMBA-23
  • I’d like to take a chance and thank you for the well-organized session-training on Project Management. We also were very fascinated with your movie at the end of our program. That was so perfect and emotional.
    Tural NabizadePASHA Bank
  • Thanks very much for extremely useful program over these two days I have learned more about working in team then in the last couple of years...
    Alexander SvinovDecision Maker
  • Vielen Dank für dieses hammer Training. Mir hat es noch mal so geholfen, meinen Bereich zu scannen, wie ich arbeite, was ich falsch mache (= Gemacht habe) ... aber vor allem, wie es gut Richtung Zukunft weitergeht!

  • Great game, fun Teambuilding opportunity. We learned strategy from real competetive environment.