About GMC

About Global Management Challenge:

Global Management Challenge is the world’s largest strategy and management competition based on a simulation that mirrors a typical manufacturing company. More than 600,000 university students and young professionals have participated in the competition from more than 30 countries throughout the world over the last 30 years.

The competition is open to company managers, entrepreneurs and university students organized as teams of 3 to 5 members managing a company as its senior management. In their capacity as the management of the virtual company, the participants take decisions relating to the sales and marketing, production, human resources and finances of the company.

The competition is organized globally by SDG – Simuladores e Modelos de Gestão, a Portuguese company specializing in innovative methods for competence development based on the virtual business simulations. Over the years the competition has established as a major event in several countries supported by local media and corporate sponsors with participants from industry and academia.


Prestigious companies such as Accenture, Barclays, Deloitte, Dell, Du Pont, Eco Bank, EDP Renewables, Edu Global China, Ernst & Young, Hershey’s, HSBC, KPMG, Maersk, McDonald’s, Mont Blanc, NYSE Euronext, Orange, Peregerine Academic Services, Portugal Telecom, PwC, Bank Santander, Siemens, SNCF, Staples, TAP Portugal have participated in organizing/sponsoring Global Management Challenge around the world.

List Of Participating Countries

Angola, Brazil, Canada, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong SAR (China), India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Macao SAR (China), Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, People's Republic Of China, Poland, Portugal, Panama, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey And United Arab Emirates.

Competition Format

Round 1

This is the preliminary round of the competition and it will be competed Online.

Teams Profile: All Registered Teams in the Competition.

Duration: 20 Days

Round 2

This is the secondary round of the competition and it will be competed Online.

Teams Profile: All Group Winners from Round 1

Duration: 15 Days

National Final

This is the final round of the national competition and it will be played in New Delhi.

Teams Profile: All the Group Winners from Round 2.

Duration: 3 Days

International Final

This is the final round of the global competition and it will be played in Ekaterinburg (Russia).

Teams Profile: All the winners from National Competition .

Duration: 3-4 Days