In this simulation, students learn to identify typical industry characteristics revealed in financial data. Equipped with an interactive and flexible set of tools, students analyze disguised financials and - using their knowledge of operational practices and reasoning skills - match them to real companies and their descriptions. The simulation allows faculty to assign firms from a library of more than 50 publicly traded companies or upload their own.
Company: Harvard Business Publishing
Approximate price: $10.00
Playtime: 20-30 minutes
Learning objectives: Create a narrative about how a business operates and finances itself, given common-size financial statements and select ratios. Demonstrate an understanding of how the operational and financial story of an industry would reflect in companies' financial ratios and other metrics.
Link to simulation home page: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/8742-HTM-ENG