About Global Management Challenge

The Global Management Challenge is the largest Strategy and Management Competition in the world. It’s the largest international event based on business simulations, in which more than 500 000 university students and company managers participating in this event throughout the world.
The concept of the competition emerged in 1980 in Portugal by SDG – Simuladores e Modelos de Gestão – in partnership with the weekly newspaper EXPRESSO. EXPRESSO has not only given a great amount of national coverage on the competition, but has also contributed immensely to the internationalization process.  Today Global Management Challenge is present in +30 Countries.

Global Management Challenge

International Competition of Strategy and Management

The Global Management Challenge consists of a Management Simulation in which each team runs a Company, with the objective of getting the highest Investment Performance.

This criterion measures the investment ‘return’ for the original shareholders not just as the value of their shares at the end of the competition but also after allowing for any shares purchased, or sold, and also any dividends received.
Managing a company, without running real-world risks, and taking top management decisions, the competitors are given the opportunity to:
Analyse Financial and Economic Indicators:

• Broaden their views on Corporate Strategy,
• Interact with the different Functional Areas of a Company
• Understand the Market Conditions in which they compete and Customer Satisfaction,
• Become aware of the impact of their Decisions on the Organization itself, within an environment designed to encourage and develop teamwork

  • 1ºRound

  • 2ºRound

  • National Final

  • International Final

The Global Management Challenge normally consists of
4 stages

Companies

Prestigious companies such as those below have participated in previous editions of the Global Management Challenge:

BANKING

Abn Amro Bank (Polska) Sa, Avtovazbank, Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro, Banca Transilvania, Banco De Desenvolvimento De Angola, Banco De Negócios Internacional, Banco Espírito Santo Angola, Banco De Fomento De Angola, Banco Popular, Banif, Bank Bph, Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej Sa, Bank Kontrakt, Bank Millennium Sa, Bank Nadra, Bank Of Khanty-Mansiysk, Bank Ukrexim, Bank Zachodni Wbk Sa, Barclays Bank, Bcr, Bes – Banco Espírito Santo, Bnp Paribas, Bre Bank Sa, Ceska Sporitelna, Cgd – Caixa Geral De Depósitos, Citybank, Citibank Handlowy, Credit Agricole Sa, Crédito Agrícola, Csob Financialgroup, Daimlerchrysler Bank, Dexia Bank, Dexia Bil, Eurobank, Finansbank, Fortis Bank, Ge Money Bank, Hsbc, Ing Bank, Ing Global Financial Group, Intesa-Sanpaolo, Is Bank, Itau, Kredyt Bank S.A., Libra Bank, Marfin Egnatia Bank, Montepio Geral, Otp Bank, Piraeus Bank, Pko Bank Polski, Proton Bank, Provident, Raiffeisen Bank, Santander, Santander Banespa, Societe Generale, Swift, Uniastrum Bank, Unibanco

COMMUNICATIONS

Alcatel-Lucent, Anacom, Colt Telecom, Cosmote, Ctm Ctt Correios, Editions H&K, Fujitsu, Siemens,Global Bilg,iMts Netia Sa, Novacel,Orange, Ote, Academy Platezhka Polkomtel S.A.,Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, Sp. Z O.O., Portugal Telecom, Ptk Centertel, Smarts, Sonae.Com, Telecomitalia Telefonia Dialog Sa, Telekomunikacja Polska, Tp Emitel Sp. Z O.O., Unitel, Vodafone, Wind, Zon Multimédia

CONSULTANCY

Accenture, Aisa Invest, Altran, Balance Business Books, Bdo Numerica Sp. Z O.O., Bearing Point, Broker Consulting, Business Systems, Central Europe Trust – Polska Sp.Z O.O., Crcc Paris Et Versailles, Csc, Deloitte, Erison Consulting Sp. Z O.O., Ernst & Young, Glasford, Gms Consulting, GTBC, Innext, Kantor, Kpmg, Mazars, Mercer, Mercury International, Multi Consulting Group, Om Partners, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Primeit, Societe Generale, Spector, Sachs & Company, Talenter, Taneo, Tempo & Engenho, Watson Wyatt

CONSUMER GOODS

Ahmad Tea, Alima-Gerber S.A., Arpis, Avon, Bat, Bic, British American Tobacco Polska, Cadbury, Cadbury Wedel Sp. Z O.O., Campo Frio, Caroli Food, Cigar House Fortuna, Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Coty, Danone, Diageo, Grupa Zywiec Sa, Grupo Bimbo, Heineken – Amstel, Heinz Polska, Henkel Polska, Imperial Tobacco Polska, Inbev, Itg, Johnson & Johnson, Jti, Kompania Piwowarska Sa, Kraft, Mars, Masterfoods Polska Sp.Zo.O, Misko Barilla, Modelo E Continente, Nestlé, Nireus, Nivea Sa, Nutrinveste, Pambac, Pepsico, Philip Morris International Management Sa, Plzensky Prazdroj, Procter & Gamble, Snack Attack, Soc.Central de Cervejas e Bebidas, Suninterbrew, Tchibo, Unilever , Vel Pitar, Vf Polska Distribution Sp. Z O.O., Zibi Sp. Z O.O.

INDUSTRY

Abb Sp. Z O.O., Aeroserver, Agro Soyuz, Agroservis2000, Alert Group, Amand, Arcelor Huta Warszawa Sp. Z O.O., Areva, Avtocenter-Tolyatti-Vas, Blaupunkt Portugal, Bosch, Bunge, Company Ttk, Cemento Cruz Azul, Cerraduras Tesa, Ciech Sa, Daimlerchrysler, Distas, Draexlermeier, Efacec, Essilor, Ezpada,  Faberlic, Fabryo, Fiat, Firma Chemiczna Dwory S.A., Flextronics International Poland. Sp. Z O.O., Flsmidth, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, GE Healthcare, GE Power Controls, Goodyear Dunlop, Gradostory, Hilti Poland. Sp. Z O.O., Hutmen S.A., Imp Comfort Sp. Z.O.O., Interpipe, Kaucuk, Kawasaki Robotics, Kazan Helicopters, Knauf Industries Polska Sp Z O.O., Krasnyj Oktyabr, Legrand, Lindab, L’oreal, Lukoil-Inform, Lurgi S.A, M&M Product, Madora, Mafra, Mapei, Mbda, Mercedes Benz Assan, Nsk Polska Sp. Z O.O., Ogma, Otis, Pavlograd Chemistry Plant, Pilkington Polska Sp. Z O.O., Polifarb Cieszyn Wroc£Aw Sa, Razgulay Group, Renault, Robert Bosch Sp. Z O.O, Rockwool, Rompetrol, Royal Philips Electronics, Russian Helicopters, S & B, Saimpem, Samarapliteksport, Sibur – Russian Tyres, Siemens, Skanska, Skoda Auto, Skupina Cez, Surgutneftegas, Tabaqueira, Technobasalt, Titan Cement, Titan Mar, Tnk – Bp, Toyota, Vaillant Saunier Duval Sp. Z O.O., Viessmann, Visotec Socha, Yamburggazdibycha, Zelmer S.A.

INFORMATION TECNOLOGY

Aquasoft, Bosch, Cgi, Cleverlance, Columbus It, Controlgal, Cpc Is, Cpc Net, Critical Manufacturing, Critical Software, Datagroup, Develop, Epicor Software Slovakia, Everis, Fujitsu, Getronics Polska. Sp. Z O.O., Glintt, Hp – Hewlett-Packard , Ibm, Idm, Imns Polska Sp. Z O.O., Indra, Infor, Inkom, Insoft Sp. Z O.O., Intellectual Systems, It Commerce Sp. Z O.O., Konica Minolta, Lenovo, Logica, Methodus, Microsoft, Noesis, Optimus S.A., Pararede, Philips Lighting Poland S.A., Pioneer, Posam, Qimonda, Samsung Electronics, SAP, SAS France, Schneider Electric Polska Sp. Z O.O., Siemens, Softfinança, Softlimits, Softline, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Thales, Thomson Sales Europe, Xerox

INSURANCE

Aig, Allianz, Assure, Astra Uniqa, Axa, Ceska Pojistovna, Commercial Union Polska Sp. Z O.O., Fidelidade Mundial, Garanta, Império Bonança, Ing, Ingo, Jalma, Kooperativa, Mapfre, Multicare, Pzu, Rakowski – Kaglik Brokerzy Ubezpieczeniowi Sp. Z O.O., Tas, Tranquilidade, Tu Allianz Polska Sa

LAW FIRMS

Abreu Advogados, Gomez Acebo & Pombo

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Arvato Services Polska, Bfm, Boussias Communications, Brandia, Businessweek, Businews, Campus Channel, China Youth Online, Cnn Turk, Cofina, Cro-1 Radiozurnal, Digiturk, Dol, Editions H&K, Euro News, Expert Ukraine, Hobsons, Hospodarske Noviny, Hrd, Infomag, Internews Servis, Jlm & Associados, Kathimerini, Le Nouvel Économiste, Lidove Noviny, Mediapro, Médias 24, Publishing House Galitskie Kontrakty, Publishing House Standart, Reuters Europe S.A., Sanoma Budapest, Sfr, Sprace.Cz, Super Vision Media, Ta Nea, Telewizja Polska S.A., Top Management, Tv Company Stb, Yenibris, Z1

OTHERS

Adam Smith, Bankier.Pl, Basf, Bertelsmann Media Sp. Z O.O., Candy Polska Sp. Z O.O., Cezex Sp. Z O.O., Clio, Electrum, Elektrociep£Ownie Wybrzeze Sa, Elektromontaz Gdansk S.A., Europejski Funduszu Leasingowy Sa, Gucci, Invest, Jagram Sa, Mvv Polska Sp. Z O.O., Nowoczesna Firma Sp. Z O.O., Oticon, Phu Wesoly Borsuk, Polska Kompania Leasingowa Sp. Z O.O., Polskie Wydawnictwa Profesjonalne. Sp. Z O.O., Pt Istana Karang Laut, Simcorp, Thorn Lighting Polska Sp. Z O.O, Torunska Energetyka Cergia Sa, Veles-Capital, Wydawnictwo Murator Sp. Z O.O., Wynn Resort (Macau) Sa, Young Digital Planet Sa

PHARMACEUTICAL

Acp Pharma Sa, Astrazeneca, Bilim Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb Polska Sp. Z O.O., Janssen Cilag, Novo Nordisk, Polska Grupa Farmaceutyczna S.A. Polska Grupa Farmaceutyczna, Reckitt Benckiser, Saniofi Aventis, Wyeth

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

A.Ir.Br., Aicep Portugal Global, Aiesec, Cci Clermont, City Of Prague, Cnje, Euronext Lisbon, Fundação Oriente, Iefp, Inci, Inovcapital, Jci, Macau Foundation, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau Monitory Authority, Macau Trade And Investment Promotion Institute, Ministry Of Education, Youth And Sports, Vbo – Feb

PULP AND PAPER

Europapier-Impap Sp. Z O.O., International Paper Kwidzyn S.A., Portucel – Soporcel Group

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

Alta De Lisboa, Aos France, Biaxe Sca, Budimex Sa, Bureau D’etudes Seco, Cimpor, Cme, Ent. Louis De Waele, Ferrovias, Golden Crown Development Ltd, Grupo Fdo, Grupo Lena, Hochtief Polska Sp. Z O.O. Q, Holcim Sa, Jti, Mota-Engil, Odalys Groupe Financiere Duval, Piecbud Sp. Z O.O., Secil, Somague, T.O.N. Agro S.A., Trigranit Management Bratislava, Vinci Construction, Votorantim Cimentos,  Warbud Sa, Zolotie Vorota

RETAIL

3 M, Arkum, Carrefour, Casino, Cefla, Fnac, Germanos, Jeronimo Martins Dystrybucja S.A., Kingfisher Sourcing Eastern Europe Sp. Z O.O., La Redoute, Makro Cash And Carry Polska S.A., Media Markt, Metro Group, Nike, Ppr, Praktiker, Prosper S.A., Real Sp. Z O.O., Saturn Polska, Staples, Vm Matriaux, Tesco Polska Sp. Z O.O.

SERVICES

Acs Sp. Z O.O., Adecco, Altran, Axell Polska 2004 Sp. Z O.O., Cosmoglossa, Cpa Australia, Dhl, First Call, Global Training, Hbi Polska, Heidrick & Struggles, Intrum Justitia, Jobpilot Polska Sp. Z O.O., Kariyer.Net, Lipor, Medicover Sp. Z O. O., Prisma, Qpracy.Pl, Response, Sante, Sheraton Poznan Hotel, Sociedade Ponto Verde, Unidas Rent A Car, Universia, Urbanos, Via Consulting, Winkowski Sp. Z O.O.

TRANSPORTATION

Aerosvit, Ana Aeroportos, Atlant-M, Autoland, Carris, Cp – Comboios De Portugal, Dhl Express (Poland) Sp. Z O.O., Eurocopter, Foundation Renault, Gefco, Messenger Service Stolica Sa, Pga-Portugália Airlines, Pll Lot S.A., Refer, Renault, Tap Portugal, Ukrzliznitsa, Wincanton Polska Sp. Z O.O.

TOURISM

Agência De Viagens Abreu, Gespura, Malevil, Mövenpick, Prague Marriott Hotel

UNIVERSITIES / EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Abc Akademia Sp.  Z O.O., Academia Da Força Áerea, Canal Up, College Of Communications And Management, Eduglobal, Escola Superior De Ciências Empresariais (Setúbal), Escola De Gestão Empresarial (Ege), Escola Superior De Gestão E Tecnologia (Santarém), Escola Superior De Tecnologia E Gestão (Portalegre), Ifb – Instituto De Formação Bancária, Instituto Superior De Economia E Gestão, Instituto Superior Técnico, International Institute Of Business, Istanbul Bilgi University, Luiss Roma, Management Institute, Master Of Business Administration Poznan-Atlanta, Nbportal.Pl, Politecnico Di Milano, Politecnico Di Torino, Senac, Strategy Partner, The Institute Of Finance And Administration, The Polish Open University, Training, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Università Di Roma Tor Vergata, West Pomeranian Business School, Wroclaw School Of Banking

UTILITIES

Adp – Águas De Portugal, Aenor, Areva, Auto-Estradas Do Atlântico, Brisa, Bp Polska. Sp. Z O.O., C.R.E., Cem, Coloplast, Compagnie Nationale Du Rhone, Dalkia, Depa, Desfa, Dramers Sa, Energias Do Brasil, Edp , Electrabel, Elia, Elinoil, Elta, Exxon, Galp, Hellenic Petroleum, Iberdrola, Inter Cars Sa, Lotos Parafiny Sp. Z O.O., Mærsk, Nkt Flexibles, Pkn Orlen, Ren – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, Suez, Total, Tratebel, Vestas, Zapadoslovenska Energetika

The Simulator

SDG and EDIT 515 U.K are partners in developing and improving this Simulator. Their aim is to ensure that it is up-to-date, relevant and challenging in order to meet the participating company’s current needs, and to keep up with the latest technology.
The Simulator was designed and developed by Partners of EDIT 515 U.K, Professors of the Operational Research Department of the University of Strathclyde in Scotland (Key subject for a Master’s in Business Administration of the Graduate Business School of this University).

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