A total number of 35 Master students with 12 different nationalities from 8 Triple Crown schools have this June taken part in The Global Innovation Challenge (GIC) at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.GIC is a project-based course in which international Master students work as external consultants on a business challenge of a given company or business unit that requires innovation and a transformational approach. The aim of the course is to offer master students a pedagogical and professional experience and the opportunity to innovate within the industry.
“This course gives a unique approach, all participants have a business background but with different majors and specializations, which comes in addition to their different cultural background. I believe this adds to the course”, says Dorothee Witte, Advisor for International Short Programmes at BI.
BI’s course ‘Managing Digital Platforms and Ecosystems’ is offered in cooperation with the Munch Museum. The students have been challenged with real time issues related to an ongoing Munch project. Munch’s ambition is to use the input of the students in the ongoing project.“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with international business students with a digital and commercial mindset. We wanted to involve international students through BI Global Innovation Challenge for a fresh, outside view on Edvard Munch and the museum, particularly with a focus on international markets and new business opportunities and revenue streams”, says Mari Stølan, Innovation Lead at the Munch Museum.Mary Albarracin from QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology in Australia says that the two weeks she has spent in Norway has been truly educational.
“My group has focused on developing a child-friendly learning tool to educate in art incorporating emotional perception to prevent mental health issues. It has really been a meaningful and not the least joyful stay”, she says.
- The Global Innovation Challenge is an initiative launched by 8 schools from The International Business School Network (IBSnet), a network of 12 Triple Crown Business Schools (triple accredited – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) that offers a platform for various activities such as joint meetings for alumni, experience sharing on accreditation and research matters and Covid 19.
- The following nationalities are represented in the challenge: Australia, China, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan and the UK.
- 8 triple accredited international business schools have participated in the GIC: Aston Business School in England, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Portugal, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands, National Chengchi University College of Commerce in Taiwan, QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, University of Mannheim in Germany, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and BI Norwegian Business School in Norway.
- Learn more: https://globalinnovationchallenge.org/.