Applied Business Simulation Mentoring (WiSe 2023/24)

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Tuesday 12:00- 14:00 single date 31.10.2023 Juridicum, JUR 490
Tuesday 12:00- 14:00 single date 14.11.2023 Juridicum, JUR 490
Tuesday 12:00- 14:00 single date 21.11.2023 Juridicum, JUR 490
Tuesday 12:00- 14:00 single date 30.01.2024 Juridicum, JUR 490


Contact Person: Christina Okoutsidou

This course takes place in both terms of the winter semester. Whereas the first term will feature introductory sessions for the mentoring, the second term will cover the actual mentoring of bachelor students.

Registration: Please enlist yourself here if you are interested, the number of participants is limited to 30 and the application deadline is October 20, 2023.

Course grade: Written reflection (max. 12 pages) on mentoring experiences (individual) (100 %)

Course work: Pre-evaluation of the assignments of bachelor students.

Credit points: 6 ECTS (BWL PO 2022)

Please register at the examination office for the early examination period.

During the course, please communicate and stay updated via the course page on Learnweb. Announcements, slides, and any additional material will be published there.


In this module, master students learn to lead groups of undergraduate students in the exercise/simulation "You're the CEO Now: How to Manage your First Company!". In doing so, students gain hands-on experience related to issues of business management, organizing group decisions in a structured manner, and acting as mentors to social groups. Thus, students learn to:

  • apply social and/or cultural skills in a variety of situations,
  • provide guidance, planning, and mentoring in the context of group work,
  • analyze, discuss, and reflect in English and German.

Specifically, the business game to be supervised is set up as a business start-up in which the undergraduate students have to manage their own companies and are each other’s competition within the simulated market. In this course master students will support up to 30 bachelor students as mentors. To enable all participating master students to adequately mentor their groups, they will attend introductory sessions to this module in the first term. Furthermore, this course encourages ongoing exchange on the mentoring experience between fellow mentors as well as between mentors and the managing research assistants throughout the whole semester.


  • Professor Dr. Manfred Krafft (responsible)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hennig-Thurau (responsible)
  • Christina Okoutsidou (accompanying)