MikesBikes World Champs

MikesBikes World Champs 2017

The MikesBikes World Champs (MWC) is an opportunity for the best performing MikesBikes teams from around the world to compete for the title of 2017 MikesBikes World Champion. Entrance is FREE for all participants.

How do I enter the competition?
How is a winner determined?
How will the competition be structured?
What are the Competition Decision Deadlines
Additional info for competitors
What if I have only used MikesBikes Intro


How do I enter the competition?

Smartsims will invite the top teams from courses around the world who have used either our MikesBikes Intro or MikesBikes Advanced business simulations. Please note the competition will be conducted using the MikesBikes Advanced simulation (browser version only). Any number of members from the team can compete, but there can only be one competing team per invitation.

Your response to our invitation email must be received prior to 8:00pm on 27 November 2017 (USA Eastern Standard Time).

How is a winner determined?

At the end of the Final Round, the two firms with the highest shareholder value will be crowned global champions and feature on our website. The winners will be announced by email, our website and on our social media pages.

The winners will join previous title holders featured on the Wall of Champions. Both first and second place will receive a certificate, and a professionally written article on their achievement which we will promote externally (often published on university websites and newsletters). This achievement and the published article become a great addition to your resume and are accessible by prospective employers.

How will the competition be run?

The competition will run in two rounds; a Qualification Round and a Final Round.

The Qualification Round features 4 rollovers (decision deadlines). After the fourth rollover of the Qualifying Round, the top 10 companies ranked by shareholder value across all qualifying worlds will move to the Final Round where competitors will start a new simulation and complete 6 rollovers.

Note: After each rollover you can identify where your company is ranked by referring to the Scoreboard that will feature on this page.

Competition Decision Deadlines

You can convert the times below to your local timezone here.

Qualifying Round 1: Wednesday 29 November 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 2: Thursday 30 November 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 3: Sunday 03 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 4: Monday 04 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)

Final Round 1: Thursday 07 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 2: Sunday 10 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 3: Tuesday 12 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 4: Thursday 14 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 5: Sunday 17 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 6: Tuesday 19 December 8pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)

Note: The last rollover for both the Qualifying and Final Rounds will be a double-rollover.

Additional info for competitors

Limitation on product development: In MWC we have limited the total number of design & development projects so as to encourage more strategic decision making in a limited-resources type environment.

Offline Mode: The Offline Mode test feature will be disabled for the entire duration of the competition.

Takeovers: The Takeovers feature will be disabled for the entire duration of the competition.

What if I have only used MikesBikes Intro?

Don’t be intimidated, we have had previous winners of the competition who had only used MikesBikes Intro in their course. We will provide you with access to MikesBikes Advanced prior to the competition so you can practice.

MWC Wall of Champions

 List of all the MikesBikes World Champions

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