The Global Business Challenge 2020

QUT Graduate School of Business
  • 22 Feb' 20 - 30 Oct' 20

  • Online

  • FREE

Post Graduate Students


Business Plan



Total Price

Maximum four postgraduate students

Team Size


Round 1 is a virtual round – open to teams of postgraduate students from both business and technical disciplines. Teams will pitch their ‘conceptual business solution’ comprising a combination of new technologies and innovative business models. Round 1 submissions include a 5-page Executive Summary and a 3-minute solution pitch

Seven finalist teams will be selected to come to an intensive 2-day lock-in phase where they will be required to develop a business case for a specified hypothetical project opportunity. The hypothetical will address a set of constraints specific to each finalist team’s proposed solution and reflecting real-world issues in order to make their solution a reality. Finalists will present to a judging panel of CEOs from across industry, Government and finance sectors.

Competition Details :

The GBC is being conducted as a partnership between QUT, The University of Queensland and Griffith University along with the support of government and industry. The 2020 GBC is hosted by the University of Queensland and managed by QUT Graduate School of Business (the “Organisers”).

Eligibility Criteria :

Participating students within a team must meet the enrolment criteria being either:

  • currently enrolled in an eligible program of study OR
  • have been enrolled in an eligible program of study during 2019

An eligible program is any business or technical discipline based postgraduate program of study (such as MBA, Masters Degrees or other relevant post-graduate degree programs in business or technical disciplines).

Competition Stages :

Round 1

Start Date: 2020-07-20T18:30:00Z

End Date: 2020-08-28T18:29:00Z


Start Date: 2020-10-26T18:30:00Z

End Date: 2020-10-30T18:29:00Z

Important Dates :

28 Aug 2020

Registration Deadline

30 Oct 2020, 12 AM

Result Date & Time

Other Information :

Rewards and Prizes

Winner: Cash Prize [Rs. AUD100,000]

2nd Place: Cash Prize [Rs. AUD 15,000]

3rd Place: Cash Prize [Rs. AUD10,000]