On 08.11.2021 BOSS – Business Olympics for Secondary Schools competition began. 95 teams from 46 countries competed against each other for the titles of the best managers titles.
Thanks to Revas Business Simulation Games, the participants have been managing their own virtual travel agencies for 7 virtual months. During this time, they played 7 rounds, making realistic business decisions and testing various strategies for introducing services to the market. Virtual managers have been competing in 11 virtual markets adjusted to the time zones of their schools. The competition in every market was very fierce, and the level of some decisions surprised even the organizers of the competition.
Why Business Olympics for Secondary Schools
The main aim of the competition was to form appropriate business attitudes in secondary school students from around the world. – explains Wojciech Pitura, the CEO of Revas. This is not the first initiative of this type that we are implementing. In Poland we have already organized over 20 competitions with business simulations. We know how many benefits such competitions bring to the participants, so this time we have decided to go a step further and organize an international one. As you can see from the opinions – it was a very good decision. – adds Pitura.
“We got the chance to work together and manage our business, which we previously thought was a fairly easy experience. Now we can see that there are many different things that need to be taken into consideration in order to produce the best possible Business Result.”
Magnatour, Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium, Lithuania
Participants all agree that the competition has helped them in understanding that while running a company is very difficult and demanding, it also gives a lot of satisfaction from the achieved results. Who knows, maybe thanks to participation in the competition students will decide to start their own companies in real life in the future.
“We have learned so much through this competition. We love the opportunity to apply our business knowledge in a real world context. By analyzing our results from previous rounds, we have learned to maximize our profits as well as how to take care of customer and employee satisfaction. It was great how realistic the simulation was and how many variables were taken into account.”
Johnson Jets, Frankfurt International School, Germany
What was the BOSS competition about?
The competition was divided into several stages. The first stage was a training session for students. During the 3-hours long meeting, teams from all markets played the first two rounds under the watchful eye of the Revas Instructor. Students were able to ask questions and consult their problems as the game was progressing. The longest stage was the 2-month long period during which students have been playing by themselves against each other. During this time, every team had to make business decisions independently in weekly decision windows. Of course, with any problem, they could still reach to the Revas team.
After every completed round, the participants could follow the TOP 10 rankings of teams from the entire game as well as from the previous round on Revas’ Facebook profile.
“I would recommend everyone to try Business Olympics in the upcoming events. I am happy that at the start of every new week I could expect my results and then improve my own results in the upcoming rounds. It taught me how to think differently and now I think of myself as if I was an entrepreneur. I think that BOSS competition organized by Revas is the best option for future business aspirants.”
Travelore, The Indian Public School – Erode, India
„Business Simulation Games reflect the competitive market that is constantly changing. In comparison to traditional learning, which is based on theoretical textbooks, trying their hands at simulations enables students or managers to learn and gain experience by making realistic business decisions. Thanks to participation in the competition, students were able to manage their virtual companies as a result of which they improved their skills in real life” – explains Elżbieta Szczepaniak, Managing Partner at Revas.
Results and prizes
In addition to practical business experience, the winners will receive e-certificates, medals and prizes: smartwatches, e-book readers, headphones.
Here are the TOP 20 teams:
- LAKBAY from Mindanao State University – 6,5729
- skytrip Global Indian International School Tokyo – 5,5218
- Framlingham Framlingham College – 4,9982
- KEScapes King Edward’s School – 4,5025
- Johnson Jets Frankfurt International School – 4,0776
- Magnatour Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium – 3,7214
- jzo .ltd Al-Rayan International School – 3,6952
- Travelore The Indian Public School – Erode – 3,5567
- Travelli International School of Budapest – 3,5565
- SUNRISE The GeeKay World School – 3,4017
- Radiant Candor International School – 3,0000
- Pioneer Podar International School Powai – 2,8949
- Kemana aja SMA Pradita Dirgantara – 2,8926
- Barrysbreaks South Dartmoor Community College – 2,4677
- SP&N TRAVELS C.P. Goenka International School – 2,4488
- Odyssey Dulwich College Singapore – 2,4327
- sun seekers Sherborne Qatar – 2,3688
- BALIDAYS Sekolah Lentera Indonesia – 2,2814
- GlobalTravel St Andrew’s School – 2,2459
- BiG Dreams I-shou International School – 2,1500
Next BOSS edition
The emotions after the first edition of the BOSS competition have not fallen down yet, but the organizers are already working on the next edition. If you would like to give your students a chance to prove themselves as virtual managers, leave us your email address in the form below. We will notify you about the start of the registration process for the second edition.