Founded in 2003 by the World Bank, today the Global Business School Network is an independent global non-profit 501(c)3 with headquarters based in Washington, D.C.
Business schools do much more than educate managers and entrepreneurs. They conduct research and directly engage their communities.
Economies and societies grow on the success of organizations that create meaningful jobs, increase wealth and well-being, and generate innovations to improve society. These organizations are created by resourceful entrepreneurs and run by competent, responsible leaders and managers. Our role at GBSN—the reason why we exist—is to ensure that the developing world has the management talent (leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs) it needs to generate prosperity.
The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management education for the developing world.
Within the context of the emerging economies mission, GBSN builds activities, programs and projects that enable the creation of new knowledge, provide meaningful international experiences, and build relationships that can transform management education, as well as provide broad visibility to our member schools as a champion and change maker for economic and social development.
A staff team is responsible for the strategic development and operations of the network. The Chief Executive Officer is supervised by a Board of Directors and guided by advisory boards and steering committees.