2013’s MikesBikes World Championship was an exciting event for all those participating, including those of us here at Smartsims. There were over 80 teams competing for a place in the final round. Placing fourth in the final round of the competition was College of Staten Island’s team, Luxury Bertels. Their achievement featured on the CSI website and we were pleased to read their complimentary feedback:
“This simulation is perhaps the greatest and most effective tool in learning how to run and manage a full scale business”
Their Professor, Heidi Bertels, is strong advocate for getting students “noses out of the books” and having them actually apply business concepts.
After the 2012 World Champs, Jodi Cataline (Professor at Drexel University) also had kind words to sayabout our MikesBikes simulation:
“Students love MikesBikes. They compete against other teams within Drexel, and they get really into the competition. They also love that it’s not a professor lecturing to them about operations management or strategy; they get their hands dirty, learn by trial and error, and put the new knowledge they recently gained from lectures and textbooks to the test.”