Kenyan students and professionals have the chance to compete on the world stage at the third edition of the Global Management Challenge (GMC) in Doha, Qatar with participants from 35 countries worldwide.
Launched three years ago in the country, the GMC aims to give young professionals and students the chance to develop practical skills in managing and growing a business and is the world’s largest management & strategy competition running since 1980.
“We are excited to see the competition take root in Kenya amongst young students and professionals who are eager to expand their horizons and apply what they have learned in class or during on-the-job training,” explained Ravi Shah, Director at Greener Pastures Limited, a Human Resource consultancy firm holding rights to run and manage the competition in Kenya & East Africa.
The GMC-Kenya champions of the second edition were a team from Kenyatta University. The students emerged 8th from a total of 7,000 teams of university students, professionals and company managers who participated globally.
To date, the GMC has helped develop the business skills of over 300 students and professionals in Kenya, building their understanding of how various business functions operate, and allowing them to make decisions usually reserved for the board rooms through its partnership with Greener Pastures. GMC and Greener Pastures aim at impacting over 1,000 individuals in the country over the next two years as it sets its eyes on expanding the competition regionally.
Participants grow a virtual business, develop their analytical skills and play active leadership roles. They are able to improve their employability and career growth, with the support of GMC partners such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Duma Works.
Registration is now open for anyone in their first year of tertiary study and upwards, as well as for people studying professional courses. Registration is done through the GMC Kenya website and will be ongoing until October 7th , 2016. The winning team will represent the country at the international finals that will be held in Doha, Qatar, in April 2017, and have the chance to redefine Kenya’s story on the global stage.