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UBC Global Masters Timetable

2-Round format:

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 – hosted by the UBC lead employer partner at a London venue.


Key dates:

Entries open: 3 April 2020 
Entries close: 2 November 2020 

Confirmation of entries:

All entries will be confirmed by email progressively up to the closing date.


Round 1 - Online:

October to December 2020 
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 Team Leader details:

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 2 November 2020 (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): 30 October – 11 November 2020
The UBC Global Masters Round 1 starts with an optional Trial Trading Period which opens on 30 October and decisions can be uploaded from this time until 11 November 2020 (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 30 October 2020.

Results for TTP: 13 November 2020 

Trading Period One: 13 to 18 November 2020
Decisions can be uploaded from 13 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 18 November 2020 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.) 

Please note that this is the first Trading Period where decisions count towards the final result. We would therefore require your Team Leader details by 13 November 2020 so your teams can access the resources and participate in TP1.

Results TP1: 20 November 2020 

Trading Period Two: 20 November to 25 November 2020
Decisions can be uploaded from 20 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 25 November 2020 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.) 

Results TP2: 27 November 2020

Trading Period Three: 27 November to 2 December 2020
Decisions can be uploaded from 27 November (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 2 December 2020 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.) 

Results TP3: 4 December 2020

Trading Period Four: 4 December to 9 December 2020
Decisions can be uploaded from 4 December (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 9 December 2020 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.) 

Results TP4: 11 December 2020

Trading Period Five: 11 December to 16 December 2020
Decisions can be uploaded from 11 December (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 16 December 2020 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.) 

Results TP5: 18 December 2020 
Round 2 Grand-Finalists announced: 18 December 2020


Round 2 – Grand Final:
Mid March 2021

The Round 2 Grand Final is run live over one day. This is scheduled for mid-March 2021 and will be hosted by the UBC Global Masters lead Corporate Partner at a London venue. 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 date and venue will be confirmed during Round 1.