The MikesBikes World Champs (MWC) is an opportunity for the best performing MikesBikes teams from around the world to compete for the title of MikesBikes World Champion. Entrance is FREE for all participants.
The 2019 MikesBikes World Champs is now complete: Final Results and Standings
All Time MWC Wall of Champions.
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 Sunday, 6 December 2020 at 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
How is a winner determined?
At the end of the Final Round, the firm with the highest Shareholder Value will be crowned the MikesBikes World Champion. Both the winner and runner up will be featured in our website.
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 will be a great addition to your resume and are accessible by prospective employers.
How will the competition be structured?
In the Qualification Round, you will be competing against other students. After the fourth rollover of the Qualifying Round, the Top 10 companies ranked by Shareholder Value across all qualifying firms will move to the Final Round where competitors will start a new simulation and complete 6 rollovers.
The qualifying participant(s) will be determined by the highest Shareholder Value in the Qualifying Round. Where two or more teams qualify from the same school, only the top team based on Shareholder Value will be admitted to the Final Round.
In the Final Round, the Top 10 teams will be competing against each other in one Multi-Player World.
Note: After each rollover you can identify where your company is ranked by referring to the Scoreboard that will be featured on this page.
Competition Decision Deadlines
You can convert the times below to your local timezone here.
Qualifying Round 1: Tuesday 8 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 2: Wednesday 9 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 3: Thursday 10 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Qualifying Round 4: Sunday 13 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 1: Tuesday 15 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 2: Wednesday 16 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 3: Thursday 17 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 4: Sunday 20 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 5: Monday 21 December 10pm (USA Eastern Standard Time)
Final Round 6: Tuesday 22 December 10pm (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 to 2 per year 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.