FINANCESIM is a computerized business simulation in which the decisions are primarily related to working capital management and capital budgeting. In making these decisions participants reinforce concepts, use tools, and put to practice models and techniques learned in financial management courses.

Models and techniques applied are related to the time value of money, financial analysis, financial statements projection, working capital management, financial leveraging, capital budgeting, and risk analysis. Participating students need to have a working knowledge of Excel.

The students, grouped in teams, managed the firm for a number of weeks. The firm manufactures and sells three different products, each with different prices, margins, and cost structures. Major decisions made in the simulated firm correspond to the area of finance. Decisions are made also in the areas of operations and marketing, most of them related to financial decisions.