Learning that sticks

Help your students develop essential business skills through short, interactive exercises.
Try our Product Design Microsimulation to see how it would fit into your classroom.

What are Marketplace Microsimulations?

Microsimulations are 10 to 25 minute long, online, game-like exercises that help your students understand essential marketing and business concepts such as:

  • product design
  • production scheduling
  • basic accounting
  • strategic planning
  • profitability
  • internet marketing
  • and more…
Production scheduling microsimulation
Have your students design a strategic plan for a startup with the Strategic Planning Microsimulation.

Each Microsimulation is a mix of brief animated lectures and bite-sized interactive challenges. While the lecture components explain the business concepts through meaningful visualization, the challenge elements let your students practice what they learn by solving practical business problems.

You can bundle Microsimulations to create a set of exercises that best fit the learning objectives of your marketing or business course.

Why use Microsimulations?

Teach smarter

Get started in minutes

  • Learn all you need and get set up in less than 10 minutes
  • No manuals, no downloads, no prep-work
  • Easy to add to your business course

Customize for your course

  • Select from individual Microsimulations to create a custom set that fits your curriculum. Or, choose from bundled Microsimulations, designed for the most common business courses.
  • Decide when each Microsimulation will be available to your students so that the exercises follow your course syllabus.

Let us do the grunt work

  • No need to handhold your students. Our system guides them every step of the way.
  • No extra work to manage the exercise. It runs itself.
  • Easily monitor your students’ progress anytime, anywhere.

Help students learn more

Add practice at the right time

Microsimulations add short, practical exercises at the most relevant points during your course. Each exercise lets your students apply a newly learned concept in a simple business situation.

Engage through experience

The game-like nature of Microsimulations entices multiple senses, thoroughly engaging your students. Better engagement increases their knowledge retention and desire to learn.

Make learning more effective

Purposeful visualization makes difficult concepts easier to understand. Your students experiment with different solutions to business problems, and they receive immediate feedback. This leads to deeper understanding of the presented material.

Focus on mastery of the subject

Students can spend as much time as they need to master the content of each microsimulation at their own pace. They can repeat each exercise multiple times to improve their score.

Flipped classroom

Microsimulations can be used to facilitate the flipped classroom model. Your students can complete Microsimulation exercises at home before the class sessions, and you can spend more in-class time on projects or discussions.

How do you build Microsimulations into your business course curriculum?

Pick one of our Microsimulation bundles designed for specific business courses or choose from individual microsimulations to build your own set
Set the schedule to match your syllabus – decide when each microsimulation will be completed
Share the access link with your students
Your students complete the Microsimulations (individually)
Check the progress and performance of your students any time
Production scheduling microsimulation

Microsimulations help my students to better understand fundamental business concepts and develop business acumen.

– Dr. Eva Cowell, Professor, University of Tennesse

About us

Marketplace MicrosimulationsTM are developed and supported by Innovative Learning Solutions, Inc., dba Marketplace Simulations, the leading provider of online learning tools for business schools and business professionals since 2000.

We work with leading experts in many different areas of business education to create interactive experiential exercises that empower teachers and engage students. We strive to help educators like you to make learning more hands-on and fun. We believe that learning by doing in a simulated virtual environment stimulates students’ desire to learn, improves knowledge retention, and better prepares business students for the challenges of today’s business world.

As some of us are active teachers, we understand that when you use technology in the classroom, it simply has to work. That’s why we continuously strive to keep our systems secure and operational around the clock. We provide free 24/7 support for registered instructors to ensure that you can reach help whenever you may need it.