Universities Business Challenge

Cardiff University has space for three teams to enter the University Business Challenge: The world’s leading event for employability & enterprise skills

Universities Business Challenge Application


Participants develop:

  • Workplace skills employers are looking for
  • Enterprise skills for a start-up business
  • Students build their profile and add something significant to their CV
  • Opportunity to meet graduate employers


Open to all UK undergraduates from any faculty – preferably penultimate and final year, but can be from any year


Students compete and run a series of realistic, simulated businesses:

  • Round 1 – run on-line over the internet for 6 weeks
  • Round 2 – live one-day regional Semi-Finals
  • Round 3 – live one-day Grand Final

The 3 round format starts the last week in October and ends the last week in March in 2014

Time commitment?

Two hours a week for weeks 1 and 2 . One hour per week thereafter.

Round 1 runs for 6 weeks

Resources needed?

Computer with internet access and printer

Tutor / lecturer support?

Teams find tutor support beneficial in terms of team dynamics and decision-making

No special tutor skills are required – guidance provided by UBC Campus2Corporate

Team registration process?

Team registration deadline is October

  • Step 1 Fillout the application form
  • Step 2 Attend short listing
  • Step 3 Join a team and get cracking on the challenge.

Applications are accepted as Teams or as individuals.

Universities Business Challenge Application