In this simulation participants manage a simulated firm which executes short and long term financial
transactions related to time value of money, working capital management, capital structure, and capital
budgeting. Funding is available through short and long term loans, bonds and stock. On the investment
firm can invest in short-term certificates of deposit of various denominations, in plant expansion,
equipment replacement. Firms also must choose between two suppliers based on price, term conditions.
also consider extending three different cash discounts for the three products they manufacture and sell.
Furthermore, they have to forecast liquidity needs and net income after taxes.
This simulation, in addition to giving participants the opportunity to
the relevance of decisions in the funding and investment activities of a company, allows them to
time value of money concepts in operations (with the selection of suppliers) and sales (with
discounts). Performance reports are comprised of financial statements and corresponding
report also details errors in cash budgeting and in projecting income statements. Points to
assigned based on firm ROE and financial forecasting errors.
The simulation is
for Corporate Finance and Financial Management courses. It is also ideal for Bank Credit Officers as
permits them to experience financial management from their clients’ point of view.
Students can be grouped in teams of two to five members. Up to twenty teams can
simulation can last up to twelve weeks with each week simulating three months of operations.
beginning of each simulation, the economic environment and the degree of competition in which
companies will conduct their operations can be modeled. The potential profitability and risk of
company can also be modeled.
A manual and weekly instructions for students are
this website before each round of decisions. After each round, reports and financial statements in
format are made available to students. The professor also receives a summary
are implemented in a progressive manner. The number and complexity of the decisions increases as
simulation progresses. A tentative decision schedule is available. After a simulation round is
processed, firm reports, including financial statements and footnotes, are made available to
participants and professors. Another report includes a summary of performance variables and a
the teams. Depending on the preference of the instructor and the nature of the course, an Excel
can be made available to aid the students in forecasting financial statements. Students can also
technical support from ASDSIM Business Simulations.