Simon Games

We’re investing a half-million dollars in scholarships for prospective business school candidates.

During Simon Games, you will take part in a simulation that provides you with the opportunity to make strategic decisions to improve a company's performance—all while competing for a full-tuition scholarship!

Simon Games Teamwork 2023

Depending on your program of interest, your simulation will involve one of the following:

  • 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

  • Acting as a stakeholder in a company, analyzing an industry and shaping your company's success through strategic decisions amid dynamic forces

Emerge as a top contender and earn an invitation to present to the board—a combination of Simon staff, faculty, alumni, and current students.


  • Build your résumé while practicing business school project work.
  • Engage in experiential learning—a popular business school learning model.
  • Gain valuable marketing, distribution, and manufacturing experience.
  • Engage with the Simon community.


Grand prize winners receive a full-tuition scholarship!

All finalists who report to the board are guaranteed tuition scholarship support.

Simon Games All Programs

When should you play?

Simon Games is now open to more prospective candidates and programs than ever before, offering both fall and spring competitions.

To determine which is right for you, locate the program you are interested in and follow the link below it for additional registration details. You’ll also find important dates, eligibility criteria, and other essential information.

Spring Games

  • Professional MBA—part-time, self-paced, STEM-designated, each course meets in person one night per week*
  • Executive MBA—part-time, two-year, STEM-designated, high-flex schedule—in person, online, or a combination of both
  • Online MSBA & Applied AI—part-time, STEM-designated, offering a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online learning

* Reserved for candidates considering a Fall (August) enrollment.

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Fall Games

  • Full-Time MBA—two-year, STEM-designated, ten specializations
  • Professional MBA—part-time, STEM-designated, self-paced, each course meets in person one night per week*
  • Full-Time MS—STEM-designated specialized master’s programs in Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics

* Reserved for candidates considering a Spring (January) enrollment.

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Game Details


  • Each game is a simulation-based competition.
  • Each game (fall and spring) has different challenges—player groups broken out by desired program.
  • Participants will compete against the computer.
  • The simulation completion times vary by program —typically between 1 – 5 hours per week.
  • At the end of the game, the individual cumulative balanced score will be tabulated.
  • Top participants from each player group will be invited to the final round.

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Past Winner Spotlight

Martina Benedict
  • Martina Benedict ’24S (MBA) Professional MBA Program

  • KRC Research, part of the Weber Shandwick Collective Communications Research Consultant

“I had always thought I might want to get an MBA someday, and Simon Games gave me a peek into the program. Participating confirmed that pursuing an MBA was the right move and gave me the confidence to officially enroll. Winning gave me the financial ability to make my dream a reality.”