The Challenge, now in its 7th 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 participation criteria:
The Global Qualification Rounds for the special online edition of the Global Student Challenge 2020-2021 will only include The Fresh Connection. The Global Online Final Week will be an intense competition among the top value chain students around the world as they experience all three business games; The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection and The Blue Connection. Unexpected turns of events will make the battle fierce as teams compete for the coveted Global Champion title and EUR 10,000 in cash prizes!
The three business simulation games included in the Global Final week will be The Fresh Connection (TFC), The Cool Connection (TCC), and The Blue Connection (TBC). In all three cases, the challenge is to run your own virtual company with a team of 4.
However, qualification is only possible by competing with The Fresh Connection in the Global Qualifications Rounds.
The Fresh Connection is a fresh fruit manufacturer and The Cool Connection is a manufacturer of personal care products delivering to retail channels. The Blue Connection is a virtual e-bike manufacturer and your challenge is to transform its value chain from a linear to a circular one by implementing a circular strategy.
In all cases, your virtual company is suffering severe losses so new management (you and your team!) has been appointed to make the company profitable again by making strategic decisions.
Together with your team, you will each assume an executive roll, such as VP Purchasing or VP Supply Chain, and it is up to you save the company from bankruptcy or to implement a powerful circular strategy! For more detailed information on the simulations, visit www.inchainge.com
Great rewards await ALL participants!
Big surprises at the Global Online 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.
In 2018 we changed the participation criteria for The Global Student Challenge. Participation was no longer open to all students but by invitation only, for students that had The Fresh Connection or The Cool Connection in their curriculum.
We are delighted to announce that we are opening 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 that will once again run in parallel with the Global Final week. On top of that there are many additional benefits at only a very small investment!
Therefore, if you wish to participate but don’t have The Fresh Connection, The Cool Connection, or The Blue Connection (focused on the Circular Economy and newly launched in 2019) 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 simulations provide a great opportunity to gain and practice Supply 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!