The USUE Department of Financial Management conducted a 21 Century Financial Director quest for high school, college, and technical school students.
Students of school № 173 and Ural Polytechnic College tried on the roles of heads of large companies.
The students got into teams that represented the Board of Directors of a large joint-stock company and played a business computer simulator game where they could start a business from scratch.
Konstantin Rostovtsev, a lecturer at the USUE Department of Financial Management and the moderator of the event, followed the game of the children. He told the participants about all the conditions for creating a business. «In the process of playing, you will compete with each other and work in the same markets. Your task is to achieve high positions in the market and business development,» the game moderator noted.
As a result, the participants learned about an express analysis of company’s activities and got a hand in diagnosing problems of financial management. They were explained how to find a practical solution to problems and achieve a balance of interests of owners and managers.
According to the chair of the Department of Financial Management Elina Zakirova, the winner of the quest can safely say, «I am a future manager!» «This event is held as a game so that students could learn new skills, try to start running a business and create it from scratch. They have to find out what it is like to be a financial director and manage finances,» the chair of the Department commented.
At the end of the game, all young financial directors received Certificates for active participation in the contest.
It should be noted that the event was held for the second time and the organizers plan to arrange such games regularly.