The Kaplan Business Challenge
The Kaplan Business Challenge (KBC) is an experiential business and finance management training program used by leading global companies throughout the world to develop executive capability.
In this real life business simulation, participants must work together as the senior management team to turn a failing former multi-million dollar company back into a success story.
Energize your staff, increase productivity, and improve knowledge and skills in the areas of:
Why the KBC?
Teams are pitched against each other as they fight for market share one minute and form alliances the next. By negotiating with stakeholders and competitors, participants develop skills such as:
Who Should Attend?
The challenge is designed to build teamwork across multiple departments and business units and is ideal for any professional wishing to understand the broader implications of strategy, finance and risk management.
Previous participants include: executives, management trainees, new managers, high flyers, directors, managers, financial controllers, advisers, boards of directors, business bankers and project managers.
This is suitable for HR, Marketing, Product development, Sales, Customer Service, Information Technology, Operations, Finance.
Uses of KBC
Previous companies use it for:
Customizable To Your Priorities
The simulation is highly flexible and can be tailored to your specific organizational and people goals. We customize the program with these key steps:
Customizable components may include:
Our many clients including global banks, accountancy firms, and multiple industry leaders have found the KBC practical, engaging and useful for meeting multiple learning and development goals.
“The competition of the Challenge is completely all engrossing. My every waking minute whilst I was in the challenge had me thinking of how I could make better decisions, how to innovate and win.” - Division Manager
“The business simulation was really interesting. I would definitely recommend. I think the team that ran it really delivered on our need to change the culture within our firm.” - Senior Learning Development Manager
“I recently attended this business simulation that I found highly rewarding. I strongly recommend it to any Management Trainees and Relationship Managers. By competing among rival groups in a simulated market environment, your colleagues will learn a lot about the accounting impact of business dynamics, risk management and various challenges facing a manufacturer, financing for CAPEX and Working Capital, as well as soft skills such as strategic planning and execution, teamwork and competition. The course may be used for key talent assessment and client relationship building activities as well.” - Treasurer of a large-cap listed company
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