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January 23, 2024 | Simon Admissions & Programs Team

Learn more about Simon Games, a business simulation allowing candidates to build their résumés and engage in experiential learning—a popular business school learning model—while competing to earn tuition scholarships!

We are excited to announce that registration for Simon Games is now open! Get ready to have fun while leveling up your skills prior to business school.


Simon Games Details

Simon Games is a simulation-based competition that provides you with the opportunity to make strategic decisions to improve a company's performance—all while competing for a full-tuition scholarship! (In total, over $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to competition finalists.)

There are two opportunities to play Simon Games—one in the fall and one in the spring. Those interested in Simon's Executive MBA, Professional MBA, or Online MS in Business Analytics & Applied AI programs are invited to play this spring (register by March 22). Candidates interested in Simon's Full-Time MBA and MS programs, and those looking to begin their PMBA in January, will have an opportunity to play the Fall Games (more details available this summer). 

This spring, your simulation will involve one of the following (depending on your program of interest):

  • Acting as a CEO, making decisions on marketing, distribution, and manufacturing of a product
  • Acting as a brand manager, utilizing analytic techniques to formulate a strategy to improve a brand’s performance

Participants compete against the computer. Emerge as a top contender and earn an invitation to the final round of the competition—Report to the Board—an opportunity to present on your performance to a board consisting of Simon staff, faculty, alumni, and current students. 

A full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to the grand-prize winner from each challenge, based on program of interest:

1 Executive MBA grand-prize winner!
1 Professional MBA grand-prize winner!
1 MS in Business Analytics & Applied AI grand-prize winner!

In total, over $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top finalists who enroll in the program that corresponds to their challenge this fall.

Past Winner Spotlight — Jenny Timineri 

Jenny Timineri

“My biggest takeaway from playing Simon Games was learning exactly how much I didn't know—that was a powerful tool for me to add to my quiver. I put in a ton of time doing real-world market research that I would have never known to look into, did a lot of self-study in accounting to understand how my decisions affected the company I chose to build, and had fun getting creative with my presentation as a finalist. 

If you've come across the Games, you're reading this, and you're considering playing—do it now! It’s a minimal commitment, and you’ll gain as much as you want to take from it. I met other players from several different industries, and no one's background was the same as mine. You can test out business decisions that will not bankrupt you in real life, and you might come away knowing what you'd do differently. Even better, you might also meet an incredible group of fellow finalists, connect with the Simon community, and even win a life-changing scholarship!”

Jenny Timineri       
Director of Stores, Neon Wave

Current PMBA Student
PMBA Grand Prize Winner, Fall 2023 Simon Games  


Register & Learn More

The registration deadline to play the Spring Games is March 22, but don't wait! Use code PLAY15 to save 50% off the Simon Games registration fee (a $15 savings)!


In addition, we welcome you to attend our upcoming information session to learn more:

Simon Games Information Session
Thursday, February 15
5:00–5:30 p.m. EDT

We encourage you to check out our website for additional competition details, including registration information, key dates, participant eligibility, frequently asked questions, and more. 

We look forward to your participation and wish you the best of luck in the Games!

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