Illustrative course outlines

At OTC we believe in tailoring our courses to meet each client’s specific requirements.  The illustrative course outline below gives an indication of the type of course content that we’ve been asked to deliver. For more information call us on +44 20 7700 3330 or email

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Business Simulation

What is covered?

The simulation is designed to allow participants, working in teams, to improve their self-awareness and awareness of others’ styles, to expand their financial knowledge and commercial skills, to better understand the linkages between the various operational functions within a business, to appreciate the importance of planning and strategy, and the value of process improvement and leveraging intellectual property.  It is a highly engaging experience and has some of the best feedback of any of our courses for its innovation.

Who’s it suitable for?

The business simulation can be tailored to explore different themes and appeal to a range of different audiences from graduate intake to director level.  No prior learning is required.

Course content

  • Developing and implementing effective business strategy
  • Linking strategy and business planning
  • The role and content of financial statements
  • Calculating the operating break-even point for a product or market
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Creating key performance indicators to develop a continuous improvement culture
  • Understanding the linkages between the various operational levers and departments within a business
  • Tackling operational problems and identifying practical, scalable solutions
  • Procurement, logistics and supply chain management
  • Financing options for a business
  • Creating opportunities to break down functional/departmental barriers
  • Identifying ways to collaborate more effectively and build trust in work relationships
  • Effective time management: prioritising more efficiently and effectively
  • Think about your business in a more commercial manner


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