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Business Innovation in Turbulent Times

Course overview

The Global Innovation Challenge is a project-based course, which will provide students with the unique opportunity to work in a multicultural team of international master students from eight triple accredited partner business schools from eight different countries. At Aston Business School  the project will focus on developing consulting skills to advise and lead the implementation of digital technologies in business. Through a series of company visits and structured workshop sessions focused around innovation and change management, students will be applying the skills to engage in creative problem solving for modern and future-focused organisations.    

Academic year


Duration and dates

2 weeks from June 26 to July 6, 2023 (arrival on Sunday 25th and departure on Saturday 7th)

Teaching format

Face-to-face on campus in Birmingham UK


Luciano Batista


To be updated in January 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course a student should be able to:

Course content

To be updated in January


Course value


Required background

Students must have completed one semester of coursework at the Master's level in one of the participating business schools.


The evaluation of this course is based on the group project content and context, as well as the final presentation. Assessment will be done as follows:

  • Internal evaluation by the project coordinator at the host school, based on the context, structure and content of the recommendations.
  • External evaluation by the company’s representative/senior management, based on the functioning of the project team, applicability and content of the recommendations.
  • Peer evaluation to ascertain individual participation.
  • Post course assignment (individual) on the cultural context and reflection.


To be updated in January

Extra cost

To be updated in January

Miscellaneous information

To be updated in January

About the School

Aston Business School is a global business school that offers a diverse range of programmes and creative teaching methods and works with local, national and international businesses to help them embed new strategies and practices which emerge from the School’s research findings.

Our departments and research centres work together to further our understanding of key business disciplines and issues, with a focus on innovation and impact.

Students at Aston Business School experience real-life business activities and engage with organisations of all shapes and sizes – from start-ups to multinationals.