Virtual Business Management Online

Let your students take over the role of general manager at a bicycle and jeans factory with Virtual Business - Management Online. Students begin by managing a small facility and control limited factors. As they grow in business knowledge, they can lease as much space as they want and grow into manufacturing giants. In advanced projects, students can lay out factory floors and office environments to maximize output and minimize cost. In the process, students deal with absent employees, fast workers and slow workers, strikes, accidents and more. In multiplayer mode, opportunities to bid on orders appear in real-time to all students in the class.

In this trial lesson you will explore recruiting, resumes & hiring. Please review the Student Pre-Reading before starting the assignment. Start Demo
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NEW Two Types of Manufacturing Businesses
Students now set up complete businesses to manufacture bicycles and even blue jeans. There are great lessons that walk students through all the major facets of business management from business planning, to deciding on a form of ownership, recruiting employees, supervising employees, gathering employee feedback, expanding capacity, dealing with strikes, managing risk and more. The new employee recruiting feature simulates recruiting on free websites such as Craigslist and on pay sites such as Monster.com.

NEW Total Control of Layout
Students now have complete control of laying out their businesses including, production floor layout, routing & design, office configuration for maximum efficiency of accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, and information technology, raw materials storage for easy access, and finished goods storage for efficient shipping.

NEW Not One Size Fits All
Older versions of Virtual Business - Management were "one size fits all" for students; now all students can master smaller, simpler businesses while advanced students can move on to even larger businesses and multiple business types. Simplified lessons, with on screen instructions, ensure all your students can succeed.

Optional Multiplayer Feature Allow students to compete head-to-head for market share and profits. Students can design their factories, recruit employees, and bid on orders. This is a great capstone for your class’s Virtual Business experience.

Assessment, Scope and Sequence, Classroom Configuration, Help Docs and More.
All Virtual Business sims come with tools to help add flexibility and control when using the sims in your classroom. You can choose the lessons you would like to include and put them in the order you want. You can decide whether to include reading assignments, reading quizzes, and math quizzes. You can even decide when to open lessons to students, helping keep your whole class in sync. Or you can open all the lessons and allow your students to work at their own pace. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TOOLS

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[WEBINAR] Virtual Business Retailing and Management training

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Mini $695*
(Up to 5 concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBM-5)

Lab License $1,195*
(Up to 30 concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBM-L)

Site License $1,695*
(Unlimited concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBM-U)


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*Online license is valid for five years from account activation date. Updates and upgrades are free during the license period. Licenses are non-transferable.
**Five-year Optional Multiplayer can be purchased for $299.

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Ideal for teaching:
  • Intro to Business
  • Management
  • Supervision
  • Entrepreneurship
Lessons Include:
  • Recruiting, Resumes & Hiring
  • Employee Opinions
  • Employee Supervision
  • Strikes, Unions & Collective Bargaining
  • Management Accounting
  • Pricing & Sales
  • Operations Management
  • Business Plan Math
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Management Mogul
  • Extra Credit: Turnaround
  • Extra Credit: Mega Management Mogul
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Math Connections
Virtual Business simulations and accompanying math problems help students apply key math concepts to business and everyday life. Concepts are taken from Common Core and leading state math standards. Concepts include numbers and quantity, algebra, geometry, functions, probability and statistics, and modeling. MORE

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Compatible with Windows and Mac

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