UBC Global Masters Starts 26 January 2023
2023 Edition Timetable:
The next edition of the UBC Global Masters Postgraduate Challenge starts on 26 January 2023. As many universities have two intakes for postgraduate programmes – September and January – a January start date provides the opportunity for more postgrads to take part and benefit from the UBC experience. Please see the detailed timetable below for key dates.
Round 1 online & Round 2 Grand Final:
The UBC Global Masters is run over two rounds. Round 1 is run online via the UBC simulation portal The Simulation Space developed by Learning Dynamics. Teams input their decisions each week for six weeks and results are published as per the timetable below. The top teams will go through to the Round 2 Grand Final held in late March.
Entries open: April 2022
Entries close: 26 January 2023
Confirmation of entries:
All entries will be confirmed by email progressively up to the closing date.
Round 1 – Online:
Start date: 26 January 2023
Logins & Resources:
Educators, Team Leaders and Members and nominated team Mentors, will have access to the UBC simulation platform used in Round 1 via logins which will be sent to participants. All resources are made available online and can be downloaded from the simulation platform – which is viewable on all devices – once teams and university support staff have been sent their login details. The Team Brief and Guide contains all the information necessary to take part in the UBC Global Masters. These resources are in electronic format which can be viewed on-screen.
Upload your Team Leaders:
When Educators know their Team Leaders, they should upload the name/s and email address/es by logging into the UBC platform. The UBC simulation platform will automatically email Team Leaders their logins once their details have been submitted.
If you want your teams to participate in the optional Trial Trading Period (TTP), you should upload your Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 26 January 2023 (please see detailed timetable below).
When Team Leaders have their logins, they input their Team Member details. The simulation platform emails Team Members their logins, so all team members have access to the simulation platform.
Round 1: Timetable
Trial Trading Period (TTP): 26 January – 7 February 2023
The UBC Global Masters Round 1 starts with an optional Trial Trading Period which opens on 26 January and decisions can be uploaded from this time until 7 February 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.). Please note that Trial Trading Period (TTP) results do not count towards the final result. Results only count towards the final result from Trading Period 1 onwards. The TTP is a practice round for teams to get used to the briefing resources and decisions.
While we encourage teams to complete the TTP, it is not essential in order to compete in Round 1 of the Global Masters, so teams who enter late can start a week later with Trading Period 1.
If you want your teams to participate in the TTP, you should upload your Team Leader details prior to the TTP commencement date, i.e. on or before 26 January 2023.
Results for TTP: 9 February 2022
Trading Period One: 9 to 14 February 2023
Decisions can be uploaded from 9 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 14 February 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Please note that this is the first Trading Period where decisions count towards the final result. Your Team Leader details should be uploaded by 9 February 2023 so your teams can access the resources and participate in TP1.
Results TP1: 16 February 2023
Trading Period Two: 16 February to 21 February 2023
Decisions can be uploaded from 16 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 21 February 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP2: 23 February 2023
Trading Period Three: 23 February to 28 February 2023
Decisions can be uploaded from 23 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 28 February 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP3: 2 March 2023
Trading Period Four: 2 March to 7 March 2023
Decisions can be uploaded from 2 March (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 7 March 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP4: 9 March 2023
Trading Period Five: 9 March to 14 March 2023
Decisions can be uploaded from 3 March (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 8 March 2023 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP5: 15 March 2023
Round 2 Grand-Finalists announced: 15 March 2023
Round 2 – Grand Final: Late March 2023
The top teams from the Round 1 compete to be winners of UBC Global Masters and put their university’s name on the trophy. The Grand Final is scheduled for late March 2023 and will be hosted and facilitated as a rich immersive experience by the UBC team with support from large multinationals, public and third sector guest speakers.