We have consulted with our university supporters on the start date for the next edition of the UBC Global Masters and the vast majority want to see a start date in late January 2022. As many universities have two intakes for postgraduate programmes - September and January - a later start date would offer the opportunity for more postgrads to take part and benefit from the UBC experience. Please see the detailed timetable below for key dates.
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.
The UBC Global Masters start date for 2021-22 will be announced shortly. We are currently consulting with all our university supporters on the best UBC Global Masters start date to fit in with September and January postgraduate intakes.
All entries will be confirmed by email progressively up to the closing date.
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.
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 20 January 2022 (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.
Trial Trading Period (TTP): 20 January – 1 February 2022
The UBC Global Masters Round 1 starts with an optional Trial Trading Period which opens on 20 January and decisions can be uploaded from this time until 1 February 2022 (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 24 January 2022.
Results for TTP: 3 February 2022
Trading Period One: 3 to 8 February 2022
Decisions can be uploaded from 3 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 8 February 2022 (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 3 February 2022 so your teams can access the resources and participate in TP1.
Results TP1: 10 February 2022
Trading Period Two: 10 February to 15 February 2022
Decisions can be uploaded from 10 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 15 February 2022 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP2: 17 February 2022
Trading Period Three: 17 February to 22 February 2022
Decisions can be uploaded from 17 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 22 February 2022 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP3: 24 February 2022
Trading Period Four: 24 February to 1 March 2022
Decisions can be uploaded from 24 February (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 1 March 2022 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP4: 3 March 2022
Trading Period Five: 3 March to 8 March 2022
Decisions can be uploaded from 3 March (decision form opens at 9 a.m.) to 8 March 2022 (decision form closes at 12 p.m.)
Results TP5: 10 March 2022
Round 2 Grand-Finalists announced: 10 March 2022
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 or early April 2022 and will be hosted and facilitated online as a rich immersive experience by the UBC team with support from large multinationals, public and third sector guest speakers.