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Global Business Diversity and Inclusion Challenge


We have witnessed a rise in nationalism, factionalism, racism, culturalism and more. Uncertainty abounds from boardrooms to shop floors, and it is impacting the way we live and work. These issues have opened a discussion within businesses throughout the world on “company culture” and the future landscape of the workplace. 

The Beyond Borders company culture challenge is a unique opportunity to bring together passionate students with diverse backgrounds from around the world. During the case competition, student teams will propose innovative solutions to help organizations build better and more sustainable organizational cultures beyond borders.

When we say that we're passionate about diversity, it's not just pretty words. Diversity isn’t just a data point, it is a core part of each one of us. We are all diverse in thought, idea, and experiences.

Are you an immigrant? Apply.
International student? Apply.
Do you use a wheelchair? Apply.
Are you visual or hearing impaired? Apply.
LGBTQ? Apply.
Do you define yourself differently from the norm? Apply.
The same as everyone else? Apply. (Because you’re not.)


We’ve created this entire competition because today’s businesses want to understand diversity—and that can’t happen without you!


So, our point is simple: no matter who you are, no matter what makes you different, we need you.

Full challenge details to be released at our Kickoff Event.

Sign up below. 3 to 5 people per team. You can sign up solo or as a pair and be combined with other solo's and pairs.



Registration Deadline: Feb. 26th at midnight MDT

     Pairs and solos will be combined to form teams on Feb 27th. Be watching your email!

Event Kickoff: March 4th at 6 p.m MDT

Round 1 Submission Deadline: March 11th at midnight MDT

Finalists Announced: March 15th at 6 p.m. MDT

Final Presentations: March 17th 

Announce Winners: March 18th at 6 p.m. MDT

1st Place: $6,000

2nd Place: $2,500

3rd Place: $1,500

Registration Is Now Closed