The Global Student Challenge is so much more than just an international student competition! It offers students the chance to gain valuable knowledge and further develop their soft and hard skills that they learned during their curriculum course.
Ultimately, what we aim to achieve with the Global Student Challenge is to help students expand their professional network which might open new doors for them and their future.
The Challenge, now in its 8th edition, pits teams from top business schools and universities from across the globe against each other in the search for the world’s Top Talent in Supply Chain Management, - Finance, and circular economy.
The final will be an intense competition among the top value chain students around the world. Unexpected turns of events will make the battle fierce as teams compete for the coveted Global Champion title and cash prizes!
Since we are dealing with time zones from California to South Korea we are limited in the timeframe that everyone can be online during reasonable hours. Therefore, the Global Final Week for this edition will only include The Fresh Connection.
However, students who have The Cool Connection or The Blue Connection can enter the competition. Qualification is only possible by competing with The Fresh Connection in the Global Qualifications Rounds.
Participants get to run their own virtual company called The Fresh Connection, a manufacturer of fruit juices. Faced with declining performance, the management team must get the company back on track as quickly as possible. It is a high-pressure environment in which effective supply chain management is the key to success!
Teams will experience the impact of every decision they make, not just in their own functional ‘silo’ but across their business, and the entire value chain! Each team member will each assume an executive roll: VP Finance, VP Purchasing, VP Supply Chain, or VP Sales.
Great rewards await all participants!
Get ready for big surprises at the Global Student Final!
You will meet students and teachers from top universities from all over the world. Share your culture and learn about others during the Global Final. Take with you an unforgettable experience!
The world's leading companies use Inchainge's business games to train personnel in the complexities of Value Chain Management. The Challenge allows students to bridge theory and practice in a real-life and volatile virtual market environment.
As a Global Finalist, you become part of an elite community of the best and brightest talents globally. The once in a lifetime experience you’ve shared provides memories and a special bond that will last a lifetime.
You will be battling for the honor of being the Global Champion. However, the top teams also compete for €10,000 in cash prizes.
Top teams can proudly demonstrate their performance with official certificates!
The winner usually takes all of the glory! However, this unique experience is what makes all Global Finalist true champions. You develop crucial hard- and soft skills beneficial to your future career. It shows that you are a true team player, you obtained real world experience, practiced critical thinking, and so much more.
Since 2018, the competition is only open to students that have experienced The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection or The Blue Connection in a course, hosted by an educator, who has been certified by Inchainge.
We now opened up the Challenge again to schools from all around the world! Those who are participating in a pilot program can now also compete for a spot in the Global Final! The pilot program gives 25 students access to one of our simulations and grants their educator free access to the Inchainge Connect educator conference. On top of that there are many additional benefits at only a very small investment!
Therefore, if you wish your students to participate but don’t have The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection, or The Blue Connection in your curriculum yet, we encourage you to speak to your professor about entering our pilot program and have him/her connect with us. The business simulation games provide a great opportunity to gain and practice Value Chain skills in a professional and realistic setting and are a great addition to any university classroom!
Are you an educator interested in our pilot program? Let’s connect!
The Global Final of the Global Student Challenge took place fully online for the first time ever on May 2nd till May 8th, 2021. This was the biggest Global Final ever with 197 students in 48 participating teams from 33 different universities and 17 countries battling against each other for the Champion title and EUR 10,000 in cash prizes!
For me and my team the Global Final was an extraordinary week. It was amazing to be there in an incredible country, as The Netherlands, getting to meet people from all over the world and sharing all kinds of new experiences. Thank you, not only for giving us the chance to compete and improve our knowledge, but also for creating an intercultural atmosphere in which we could spend time with different people, making new networks and having a wonderful time. This is the kind of experience that will live in our memories forever, and we hope that you continue doing this, because it nourishes people’s life in every sense.Ignacio Alba Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) Argentina, Team Cobaales
The Global Student Challenge was an amazing experience. The competition was very challenging but we were able to learn a lot of things. During our journey, we met people from different countries with different nationalities and religions but we all share the same opinion about this experience. That this week couldn’t be that wonderful without the organizers who spent all of their time and energy to satisfy everyone.Mouna Moqrich National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) Agadir Morocco, Team ENSA-MRHM
It’s a great feeling to be part of such a multicultural event where we participated with teams from 19 different countries. The learning and networking in such a multicultural and diverse environment are phenomenal. The experience of the visiting to Rotterdam where we saw one of the most technologically advanced logistic port was fantabulous. We as students want to experience different things and Global Student Challenge teaches us the intricacies of the financial supply chain in a volatile market and this learning will definitely be helping us in life.Archit Agarwal Indian Institute of Technology, BHU India, Team SCManga