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What is StratSimMarketing?

StratSimMarketing is a cutting-edge marketing strategy simulation based on the automobile industry, designed to offer a rich, dynamic learning experience for students. The focus on practical implementation of strategic marketing principles sets it apart, allowing students to develop a market-oriented perspective while understanding the intricacies of a complex industry.
StratSimMarketing encourages learners to apply and test their theoretical knowledge in a risk-free yet competitive environment. It enables them to analyze competitors, understand customer needs, and make strategic decisions regarding product development and resource allocation.
Our marketing strategy simulation promises an engaging and insightful pedagogical tool for any business instructor aiming to enhance students’ grasp of marketing strategy.


StratSimMarketing is designed with the following learning goals:

Planning & Analysis

Identify strategic options. Write a strategic plan. Monitor implementation of plan. Analyze competitive performance.

Marketing Environment

Distinguish internal / external factors. Define and use SWOT analysis. Define and use PESTEL analysis. Identify market opportunities. Respond to a changing environment.

Marketing Research

Define marketing research. Identify tools for conducting research. Use tools to measure customer value.

Marketing Mix

Set price and dealer discounts. Identify ways of informing customer. Estimate impact of marketing decisions. Manage distribution of products.

Finance and Operations

Forecast production requirements. Manage plant capacity growth. Project and fund capital needs. Evaluate investment options. Analyze financial performance.


Allocate responsibilities fairly. Complete assigned tasks on time. Communicate problems and plans. Collaborate with other team members.

Experiential Learning

Test ideas in a low-risk environment. Respond to and discuss unexpected events. Retain information through hands-on experience. Relate sim topics to real-world scenarios.

Creative Thinking

Handle uncertainty and ambiguity. Develop new approaches when conditions change. Determine product/company branding and design.


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The Marketing Strategy simulation, StratSimMarketing, combined with the quizzes and assignments give you the tools to assess your students’ understanding of the concepts of strategic marketing. The following grading rubric works best to provide a thorough assessment of your students’ knowledge and understanding.
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Experience the convenience of fully online simulation assignments with StratSimMarketing, our marketing strategy simulation! With our innovative Assignments Module, there’s no need for PDFs or downloads. Assignments are easily accessed and completed through a user-friendly online interface. Plus, some tasks can be auto-graded, saving valuable time for instructors. Getting started is simple – we provide a comprehensive guide and video tutorial to familiarize you with the interface. Alternatively, you can explore it on your own after login. For further details, feel free to contact us!

Bundle Ebooks with StratSimMarketing simulation

With Wessex Press, we have bundling opportunities which bring the best materials for teaching Marketing Strategy together into one package. Two eBooks by Noel Capon from Columbia University are currently available to be bundled with the StratSimMarketing simulation:
The even-start scenario has teams starting from the same position, presents a number of market opportunities, and allows flexibility in the number of teams per industry.
The unique-start scenario consists of five firms, each with a unique identity, and provides the opportunity for more complex analysis at the start of the simulation.
3+3 scenario divides firms into three value-oriented high-volume producers and three high-end low-volume manufacturers (other team configurations are possible as well).

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Which classes is this simulation suitable for?

StratSimMarketing proves highly effective in Marketing Strategy and Business Strategy classes. It’s well-suited for graduate-level courses, yet adaptable for advanced undergraduate levels.

What is the ideal team size for the simulation?

 For optimal collaboration and decision-making experience, we suggest forming teams of 3-4 students. Larger groups can struggle with decision-making, while teams of 2 may lack the diversity of opinion, fostering the healthy disagreement crucial for robust strategic planning.

How long does the simulation last?

The simulation spans a minimum of six periods and a maximum of ten periods, with each period representing a business year. Students should anticipate spending between two to two and a half hours per period for decision-making.

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