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Support your Business and Management courses with a team-based experiential learning tool.

SolutionSim enables students to apply Business and Management concepts in a Sustainability context.

Working for a professional services consultancy, their challenge is to create and pitch an ESG solution to a client in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. 

The team works through four phases – Opportunity, Mobilisation, Solution Building and Business Development – using a range of business tools and management skills.

Students work in the roles of ESG Analyst, Client Manager, Communications Strategist and Solutions Lead.

Business and Management applications


Develop strategies to achieve socially responsible business practices.

Resource allocation

Deploy different workstreams to support effective project management.

Strategic thinking

Create and implement strategies to meet Environmental, Social and Governance challenges.

Supply chains

Effectively and sustainably manage a company’s production and distribution network.

Stakeholder relations

Recognise the value of customers, investors, suppliers and employees.

Tasks & Challenges

Convey ideas and solutions to stakeholders with clarity.

Use analytical tools to strengthen ESG strategies and solutions.

Learn how consultancies manage large scale projects.

Create and deliver presentations of bespoke solutions.

Pursue and progress new client relationships.

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  • Commercial awareness: understanding the context in which organisations operate, such as the internal and external challenges they face.
  • Organisation: the ability to be systematic and efficient; planning your time and your workload effectively; meeting deadlines.
  • Professionalism: a commitment to delivering work outcomes on time and to the required standard.
  • Communication: adapting the way that you communicate with others; constructing working relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Leadership: taking control of a situation by inspiring and energising others to carry out tasks and achieve goals; displaying a clear sense of direction and values.
  • Negotiation: being able to bring about agreement on a course of action through discussion, to achieve mutually beneficial results.
  • Teamwork: working collaboratively with others to achieve a goal; sharing responsibility and contributing ideas.
  • Innovation: identifying new opportunities, generating solutions, making improvements; thinking creatively in order to produce an effective outcome.
  • Initiative: the ability to spot opportunities to make a difference with the courage to take action without being prompted by others.
  • Problem-solving: drawing on several other skill areas – including analysis, flexibility and research – to deconstruct a problem, think laterally and develop informed solutions.
  • Decision-making: reviewing a problem or situation; understanding potential alternatives and their implications; making a choice and accepting the consequences.
  • Adaptability: the ability to change plans, priorities and ideas to suit changing circumstances; understanding the balance between task urgency and importance.
  • Resilience: being able to ‘bounce back’ after a setback or disappointment; to keep on trying at a problem until you reach a suitable outcome.
  • Systems: recognise and understand relationships; analyse complex systems; deal with uncertainty.
  • Future: understand and evaluate multiple outcomes; assess the consequences of actions; deal with risks and changes.
  • Critical: reflect on one’s own values, perceptions and actions; take a position in the sustainable development discourse.
  • Strategic: develop and implement innovative actions that further sustainable development.
  • Collaborative: learn from others, including peers; facilitate collaborative and participatory problem-solving.
  • Problem-solving: apply different problem-solving frameworks to complex sustainable development problems; develop viable, inclusive and equitable solutions.

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On a site-licence basis. Unlimited use is permitted at the registered campus by enrolled students. Remote access by students is included too. For full details, see our Terms of Use at the bottom of this page.

A detailed run-through of the simulation's features and applications, and an in-depth tour of the lecturer's admin area. We recommend allowing 30-45 minutes for an online demo. We also offer in-person demos for groups of colleagues and/or students.

The simulation is designed to work on all screen sizes and has been tested on PCs, laptops, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. It is also Windows and MAC compatible.

Unlimited-use, site licence

1 year price

£4,900 /per year

2 year price

£4,150 /per year

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