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The Game

The competition provides you the opportunity to start up and run your own business. You will be the CEO of a large international 3D printing business focused on bicycles and will be responsible for making decisions on everything from marketing, distribution, and manufacturing.

At the start of the competition, you will be given seed capital to use for R&D, sales, and designing your brand to set you apart from the rest. You and your executive team will have control on your business for the next two years which will be equivalent to eight decision periods (over the course of seven weeks). Marketing effectiveness, financial performance, and creation of wealth will be what your business performance evaluation is based on.

At the end of the eight quarters, if your strategy in the game places you in the top ten among your competitors, you will be invited to Report to the Board.

Registration for the 2017 Simon Games is closed. The game begins February 13, 2017.

  • Grand Prize

    • A full-tuition scholarship to the part-time Professional MBA or Executive MBA program at Simon Business School.
  • Past Competitors

    • There will be an opportunity for past players to participate in this year's Simon Games competition. A 50% tuition scholarship will be awarded to the first place competitor in the returning player pool.

Discover the Programs Driving the Competition.

Advance your skill set without career interruption. Whether it’s our flexible Professional MBA program, ranked No. 1 in New York State, or the Executive MBA program, which will let your earn your degree in just 19 months of coursework, Simon Business School is dedicated to supporting busy professionals, like you.

We offer evening and weekend course options and let you select the pace that suits you. It’s graduate business education tailored to your needs. Earn your MBA on your terms.

Compare the Part-Time Professional and Executive MBA programs.

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Executive MBA Simon Games 2016 Winners:

Benjamin Papp, Stacey Saracene, Sudhakar Sivaraj, and Geoff Lawrence.

Meet us on Campus

Join us for an Information Session, Open House, or Executive Experience to learn about our programs and determine which one may be the best fit for you. Programs covered will be: Full-Time MBA and MS, Professional Part-Time MBA (PMBA), and Executive MBA. Faculty, Admissions staff, and current students will be present and answer your questions.

Did you miss the Simon Games Webinar?

Please e-mail for a copy of the recording.




Upcoming Events

February 9, 2017 Buffalo Informational Happy Hour
Join us for happy hour at 12 Gates Brewing Company to learn about MBA programs offered at Simon as well as The Simon Games Scholarship competition!
February 18, 2017 Executive Experience
For those interested in the Executive MBA Program.
February 23, 2017 Rochester Informational Happy Hour
Join us for happy hour at Genesee Brewery to learn more about the Professional MBA program.
March 1, 2017 Part-Time Programs Registration and Orientation
New student registration and orientation for non-matriculated students.
March 2, 2017 Simon Games Networking Reception
RSVP information sent directly to competitors


meet previous winners

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Matt Convery

Professional MBA, Class of 2015

BLM Construction Company

"The Simon Games are an excellent opportunity for those looking to expand their business acumen. It is an extremely competitive game which will test your analytical skills and decision making capabilities. My overall experience was enlightening and extremely enjoyable!"

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Maria Livingston

Executive MBA, Class of 2015

Director of Marketing and Business Development at HOLT Architects, P.C.

"Winning a scholarship from the Simon Games gave me the financial support I needed to finally apply to business school. Playing in the Simon Games gave me the insight, inspiration, and camaraderie to actually do it!"

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Alex Bean

Executive MBA, Class of 2015

Applications Engineer at Corning, Inc.

"For me the Simon games were an opportunity to gauge where my application of engineering principles to business decision making provided advantages and disadvantages. In other words they were a way for me to test where I fell in reference to people in other backgrounds when it came to making business decisions.

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Adam Grossman

Executive MBA, Class of 2015

Co-Founder at DealerTeam, LLC

"The Simon Games are perfectly suited to testing the skills of an entrepreneurial leader. The Games require you to take the helm of a simulated company and weigh the decisions and trade-offs faced by technology CEOs every day."

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