This software is ONLY required for students in the Online MSBA program.

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  • Download Time: 5 - 10 minutes
  • Installation Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Simulation software is the creation of a digital twin using historical data and vetted against your system’s actual results. Arena™ Simulation Software uses the discrete event method for most simulation efforts, but you will see in using the tool that we cover areas in flow and agent-based modeling as well.


  • Find the Best Approach - Evaluate potential alternatives to determine the best approach to optimizing performance.
  • Improve System Performance - Understand system performance based on key metrics such as costs, throughput, cycle times, equipment utilization and resource availability.
  • Reduce Risk - Reduce risk through rigorous simulation and testing of process changes before committing significant capital or resource expenditures.
  • Reduce Uncertainty - Determine the impact of uncertainty and variability on system performance. Run "what-if" scenarios to evaluate proposed process changes.
  • Show your results - Visualize results with 2D and 3D animation