Global case study challenge
Virtual team cooperation
By gaining insights into responsibilities, structures, and challenges in Global Virtual Teams.
Digital leadership skills
Are you a student?
Collaboration in global virtual teams
Development of digital leadership and remote work skills
Network with future and current professionals
Certificate of completion
Are you an educator?
Innovation in online teaching and collaboration
Help your students to shape their future in remote work
Network with global educational innovators
Collaborative grading experience in virtual space
Students are organized in global virtual teams and are assigned a case study and different activities to work on as a team over a period of 8 weeks. While working on international business challenges, not only do students gain knowledge in the different thematic areas of the case studies, but also experience how to work with people from different cultures, time zones, study programmes and all that in the virtual context!
GCSC CASE Studies
The GCSC cases are based on a current global M&A involving two multi-nationals from completely different cultural contexts. The cases themselves were written by the GCSC team, Nikol Pasalic (Research Manager) and Berta San Martín Moreno (L&D consultant) on the basis of empirical data collected through expert interviews with C-Level employees experiencing this M&A process first-hand.
One company is a Spanish IT consulting company (30,000 employees in 15 countries) that was acquired by a Japanese company (100,000 employees in 50 countries). The case studies are centered around ongoing changes occurring as part of the post-acquisition process:
- Clashing organizational values and cultures;
- HR processes and compensation;
- Corporate Social Responsibility;
- Change management;
- Learning & Development within an organization.
For a single student
Up to 50 students
Up to 100 students
* GCSC is a not-for-profit project. We charge only a participation fee to cover our basic administrative expenses. If you are not able to pay the full fee, the educator can apply for a partial or full participation fee waiver. The waivers are available for educators/universities from developing and low-income countries, or from countries where banking regulations do not permit payments overseas.
First place for International Teaching Excellence in the category Innovative Teaching and Learning, PROFFORMANCE
06|2022 (see more)
Finalists of the 6th International e-Learning Excellence Awards, European Conference on e-Learning
Short-list for national award ARS Docendi “excellence in teaching”, category Digital Transformation of Teaching
10|2020 (see more)
Innovative Teaching Award Winner of FHWien, category E-Learning
10|2019 (see more)
Nomination for national award ARS Docendi “excellence in teaching” online
06|2019 (see more)
The GCSC assignment has been an excellent international project management program. The key point of the program has been the intercultural cooperation.
It was definitely a great challenge to collaborate with students and professionals from all over the world, and coordinate meetings taking into account the different cultures and time zones.
Great project and experience both for students and professors. Good way of teaching students of different ways of communication, team work and critical thinking.
The GCSC was a great learning experience! Students learned how to work in an international team, how to communicate to overcome cultural differences and more!
I found it extremely formative and exciting as an educator to participate in the GCSC 2021 edition. Thanks a lot, Barbara, Svetlana, Eithne, and Anna for the amazing conception and organisation work as well as for putting together such interesting case studies for our students to work on. And congratulations on your incredible online facilitation, you are great role-models for all of us for virtual teaching. The Global Case Study Challenge also offered great networking and knowledge exchange opportunities to us educators, as well as our students. Some of my students have made friends with their virtual teammates and have arranged to meet face-to-face too. What an incredible opportunity for real Intercultural encounters!
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