The Capsim Challenge takes Capstone and Foundation alumni and pits them against each other in a biannual competition to crown the world’s best at running a multi-million dollar simulated company. Twice each year Capsim alumni have the opportunity to test their business acumen against over 1500 competitors from all over the globe. Participation in the Challenge is free. Please see below if you are eligible to compete.
Spring 2013 Challenge Results:Capstone Results | Foundation Results
What the winners had to say:
"This simulation is a great learning tool for everyone who wants to either own a business or to focus as a business manager. It lets us practice what we learn in the classroom and boosts our confidence to venture into a business or to improve the existing business."
— Karunanithi Natarajan, IIM Bangalore, finalist in the Fall 2011 Capsim Challenge (Capstone)
"The simulation helped me to understand in global way how to operate a company and about the many points of view in a company – how production, product, human resources, finance etc. all have to work together."
— Vanessa Pazmiño, Universidad Santa María, finalist in the Fall 2011 Capsim Challenge (Capstone)
"One of the most important lessons we learned is that you have to know the business, inside and out. Those who know everything there is to know about their business are much more likely to succeed, and that was reinforced here."
— Staven Musick, Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University, finalist in the Fall 2011 Capsim Challenge (Capstone)
"[The simulation] shows how smart decision making and poor decision making can drastically affect the outcome of your business. When working in a team, in the classroom, it can show how multiple minds think differently and how in a business, one person cannot make all the decisions. Compromises have to be made, for the good or the bad, and you need to overcome these hurdles in the future."
— Eric Marshall, Baylor University, Fall 2011 Capsim Challenge (Foundation)
"Specifically, I learned how to incorporate estimated earnings with the different ratios that financial investors look at when determining where to invest their money. I also learned how the marketing aspect of running a business is more than just advertising the product, but using that advertising to increase demand and determine how to price the product."
— Scott Noll, Washburn University, Fall 2011 Capsim Challenge (Foundation)
Capsim Challenge Rules
|How does it work?||Participants compete in Capstone or Foundation as individuals or teams over 8 qualifying rounds to determine the highest scoring teams in each simulation. Six winners from each simulation will be selected to participate in the Final Round. The individual or team with the highest Balanced Scorecard total will be crowned champion.|
|Who is eligible?||Any student who has used Capstone or Foundation in an undergraduate or graduate course since January 1, 2012 and has not competed in a previous Challenge is eligible.|
|When can I register?||Registration opens on Tuesday, March 12 at 8am CT and closes on Thursday, April 11 at 5pm CT. You must be registered by the closing date to compete.|
|When does the Challenge begin?||Qualifying rounds begin Friday, April 12 at 12pm CT and end Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm CT. Six teams will then be selected from Capstone and Foundation to compete in the Finals, held over the weekend of April 26-28.|
|How can I follow along?||Follow all Challenge updates and highlights on our Twitter page, @CapsimU, and our Blog.|
|I have more questions...||For more information on the Capsim Challenge, please contact email@example.com or call 312.477.7200.|