Title: Management Challenge (Intensive Week)
Short Code: MG+CHAL
ECTS Credits: 3
Organizer Details: Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte, sascha.goette@hslu.ch

Results of the simulation game, written management summary and oral group presentation.

Decision Date: 28 June 2023 
Start Date: 12 February 2024 
End Date: 16 February 2024 
Date Details:
Monday, Febr 12 to Friday, Febr 16 from 8.30am to 6pm



Description (max. 300 characters):

During the intensive week the participants will participate in the business simulation Scale-up from TOPSIM. As preparation they will apply the LEGO Serious Play method to develop the core and aspirational identity landscape and consider potential emergencies. During the simulation game the participants will manage a virtual company being active in a high-tech industry in small teams. The teams will be composed of master students from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, from other Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and from our international partner universities.

Contents and Learning Objectives:

Professional competencies: The students…

F1: are able to apply the process of strategic planning and implementation.

F2: are able to understand the importance of an effective vision and mission.

F3: are able to analyze the internal and external environment of companies.

F4: are able to develop business strategies.

F5: are able to take decisions regarding strategic initiatives and the development of innovative products and services, the price positioning, to manage the sales channels and to introduce communication instruments, to purchase input materials and to manage the inventory, to improve the production, and to manage the company’s workforce and financial situation.

Methodological competencies: The students…

M1: are able to choose and apply strategic management tools and methods correctly.

M2: are able to develop results individually and in teams.

M3: are able to analyze problems, to decide in uncertain situations and to present and justify the solutions.

Personal and social competencies: The students…

P1: are able to acquire new competencies individually.

P2: are willing to assume responsibility for results developed in teams.

P3: are able to communicate their results in oral and in written form.
Admission: Sound knowledge of Marketing Management, Accounting, Controlling and Operations Management, English CEF level of B2 or equivalent or higher.

Slides, group works and all information regarding the business simulation will be provided through the learning plattform ILIAS.


This EVA module will be conducted in close cooperation with our international partner universities and will be held in class. Physical attendance is requested during the entire week. Students from other specialisations other than Business Engineering are welcome to join.


Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte, sascha.goette@hslu.ch

Contact Person E-Mail: sascha.goette@hslu.ch
Status: will be held
Specialization: Business Engineering and Production (BEP)

Business Engineering (BE)


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