The X-Culture project was held in
the summer semester of academic year 2019/2020 on the Strategic management
course (International Business programme). This international project is
designed to provide an opportunity for students to try out international viral
cooperation. There were 5.013 students participating this semester from 132
universities in 65 different countries. 28 students from our Faculty joined in.
Students worked in teams averaging six members from different parts of the
Working together in global virtual
teams, students developed a business plan for one of a dozen companies included
in X-Culture. For support in making these plans, students could participate in
webinars, they had X-Culture coaches for help... X-Culture provides an
opportunity for students to learn more about business, their history and
products, as well as asking questions and getting feedback. The main goal of
the project is not just making a business plan, but also learning to
communicate in different time zones, respecting deadlines, managing international
communication and similar challenges.
Every academic year, the directors
of companies vote on the teams with the best business plans. From 1.047 teams
in this year, 28 were pronounced best. We are especially proud that one of our
students from the Faculty of Economics and Business is a member of the winning
team. Her name is Fani Hodalj (team number 203), and she developed the best
business plans together with her team members for the Master’s of Science in
International Business program at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. X-Culture will award her with an additional certificate and an
invitation to the global X-Culture symposium.
It is also worth mentioning that the
instructor, Viktorija Knapić, has also been awarded with a certificate for Best
instructor for this year. Out of 171 instructors, Viktorija was one of the 40
awarded with the „2020-1 X-Culture Global Educator" title.