Session 09.11

The Global Innovation Challenge: A multi-partner, multi-country consulting project for business students

The Global Innovation Challenge is a collaboration between eight business schools from eight countries to deliver a real-world consulting challenge for students. Each year, up to 160 students complete a two-week programme at one of four schools. This session will detail the challenges and outcomes involved in the coordination of the programme, which emphasises professional development and intercultural connections as learners aim to address a business problem for a corporate partner.


  • Partnerships
    • Transnational education partnerships
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum
    • Internationalisation of the curriculm


  • Andrew Paltridge, 
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia


  • Gaby Odekerken-Schroder, 
    University of Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Marlize Terblanche-Smit, 
    University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa