Executive MBA participants engage in a business game
During a business game, which takes place over 48 hours in the framework of IÉSEG’s Executive MBA, participants apply what they have learned to real-life situations.
This activity is part of the module ‘Organizing for Sustainable Performance’, led by Benoît Roux, professor in strategy. He explains, “In this game, participants are in competition with each other in the framework of the simulated management of a company. The result is an intense experience that allows them to fully realize how different organizational and strategic issues fit together.”
This business game is an interdisciplinary experience by nature. The simulation puts participants in the position of having to integrate data and perspectives from various organizational functions in order to make strategic and complex decisions that affect their company’s competitive situation.
It leads the participants (who are in groups of 4 to 5) to put into practice the different notions discussed during the semester in order to be able to manage an organization in an uncertain environment and under time constraints.
Participants experience ‘in vivo’ how their decision-making process affects their teams, as well as the sometimes unstable balance between the global dimension of management and the complexity of the perspectives of each function and stakeholder.