All About the QDC in 2 minutes

2021 Fall Q8: Customer Insights Challenge

What students will do:

  • In the first part, you will follow two online courses to prepare for the Global Group Work.
  • In a second part, you will work in teams of three QTEM students to analyze exclusive data and provide creative solutions and recommendations to real world problems.


Being a QTEM student means you fulfill all prerequisites to participate. You certainly do not need to be an analytical geek to succeed. Team members must have complementary skills (analytics, creativity, leadership, communication, …).

How will you be guided? The coaching

You will be closely coached by:

  • QTEM Alumni (from companies such as McKinsey)
  • Various academic and corporate experts

Your team

You will work in teams of around three QTEM students from different QTEM institutions. Teammates will be designated for you in order to create a complementary team.

Good luck!


QDC is a terrific challenge because it allowed me to not only broaden my programming expertise but also develop my communication skills while engaging with students from various backgrounds. Analyzing a company's proprietary data is also fascinating and motivating because you know you're putting theory into reality and that your effort may benefit the company.

Jiayu Liu, Tilburg

I have thoroughly enjoyed my QDC experience: The excitement of being systematically trained in data analysis and multicultural collaboration skills, the sense of achievement of cracking data to solve real business problems, and the joy of making new friends and collaborating with them to achieve our goals together.

Xiao Bai, Warwick

The QDC was an extremely formative experience under so many aspects: leveraging everyone’s skills and complementing each other in such a diverse team, allows you to improve your points of strengths, while learning new things from others on the way.

Sara Ruozzo, PoliMI

Working with an international team and solving real world business problems using data analytics and machine learning, thereby leveraging our diverse skill set, was a valuable and amazing experience.

Dominic Zimmermann, Goethe

The QDC offered me the opportunity to set foot in a real  work environment and allowed me to deal with a complex real-life case. This experience was very constructive and enriching as it allowed me to bolster my skills and learn from three amazing people.

Miguel Rodrigues De Sousa, HEC Lausanne

The QDC was an amazing and enriching experience, in which I had the opportunity to work and analyse real world data provided by a top company as well as to get to know and work with three incredible and very talented people, from whom I learnt a lot, and with whom I had a lot of fun.

Edgar Pereira, FEP-U.Porto

The QDC which I completed during my time in Rome was a real challenge, but I truly believe that my team, coach and I did a great job in managing our individuals skills and time. I was really excited when I learned that we were selected as one of the two teams that would defend our work at the final in Porto!

William Ery, HEC Lausanne

The QTEM Global Businesss Analytics Challenge is an amazing opportunity that I would recommend to anyone. It's a unique  experience that improved both my hard and soft skills by studying and applying techniques to a real case. Being part of a team with QTEM students from different university was extremely interesting, although we study different fields of economics and come from different cultures, we were brought together by the same desire: to learn new skills and analytical techniques! 

Francesco Di Martino, Luiss


Thies Arndt

Goethe University

Laura Bruno

Luiss Guido Carli University

Tânia Costa


Emma Declercq

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Sammy El Khammal

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Wuxin Huang

Goethe University

Jan Petter Iversen

BI Norwegian Business School

Santiago Veintimilla

Politecnico di Milano School of Management

Alberto Di Lorenzo


Stefano Salvatori


Patrice Le

HEC Lausanne

Loïk-Maël Nys

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Marco Ostillio

Luiss Guido Carli University

Nicolas Philemotte

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Øyvind Vennerød

BI Norwegian Business School

Guo Lu

BI Norwegian Business School


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