University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Earns Triple Crown Accreditation

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The Association of MBAs awards GBSN member school, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the AMBA accreditation valid for five years.  “The AMBA accreditation is vital to us as a business school,” says UCT GSB Director Associate Professor Mills Soko. “It is one of the highest standards of achievement in postgraduate business education and only the best business schools around the world are honored with it.” Associate Professor Soko adds that accreditations like AMBA are important for the school’s international reputation. Not only do they allow the school to market itself more effectively in a crowded and … Read More

Haas School of Business’ Kristi Raube Takes on Liberia!

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Kristi Raube, the executive director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, director of both the Graduate Program in Health Management and the International Business Development Program at Berkeley Haas, has been a longtime GBSN member and supporter. Raube recently announced that after 18 years of dedicating her career to academia, she will be leaving UC Berkeley to embark on a new adventure. Raube and her husband will be moving to Africa, where she has accepted the position of Peace Corps Country Director for the Republic of Liberia. She actually began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo and Zaire, which is … Read More

Integrating Psychology with Economics: Chicago Booth Richard H. Thaler Delivers Nobel Prize Lecture in Sweden

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Until Richard Thaler came along, economists resisted the idea of basing their models on how real people behave. The reality is people don’t always know what they want, much less what’s best for them. In October, Thaler received Svergies Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his pioneering scholarship in the field of behavioral economics.

Nanyang Business School and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to Deliver Executive Training Program for Guinean Government Officials​

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The Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) signed a contract with GBSN member school, Nanyang Business School, to develop and deliver an executive training program for government officials from the Republic of Guinea. On October 3 a delegation from SCE and the Republic of Guinea, led by Mr Ibr​ahima Fofana, Minister of State for Investment and Public-Private Partnership, Republic of Guinea, visited Nanyang Technological University for the signing ceremony. The group visited The Hive, a building that illustrates NTU’s devotion to promoting learning beyond the curriculum. The Hive is designed to be a new campus space for students to interact, socialize and network with one … Read More

Maastricht School of Management Joint MBA Program w CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School in Peru

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GBSN member school, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) located in The Netherlands, has a joint MBA program with CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, which is ranked the number one international MBA program in Latin America (Eduniversal 2015-2016).  The 2-year International MBA program is the first of its kind in Peru. It is a part-time bilingual program that grants two simultaneous degrees: As part of the program, students attend a 4-week visit to MSM’s campus in Maastricht, where students fulfill four management courses International Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Managing Cultural Diversity, and Global Corporate Strategy.  Students also are provided opportunities to tour and network with … Read More

H. Landis Gabel Appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors

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H. Landis Gabel, Emeritus Novartis Chaired Professor of Economics and Management at INSEAD, has been appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors.  Prior to his retirement from the faculty in 2008, he held the Novartis Chair in Management and the Environment. He holds BSc (engineering), MBA, and PhD (economics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSc (economics) degree from the London School of Economics. Before coming to INSEAD in 1982, Professor Gabel was on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Professor Gabel’s research and teaching focuses on microeconomics and public policy, in particular industrial, trade, and environmental policy.  … Read More

Thank You To Our Founder, Guy Pfeffermann!

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As many of you know, GBSN’s founder, Guy Pfeffermann, recently retired as GBSN’s CEO. Guy founded the Global Business School Network back in 2003 with a vision for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Starting as a program of the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank, where Guy was Chief Economist at the time, we began with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Today GBSN is an independent 501(c)3 organization with member schools on 6 continents and a global mission. This video was produced as a tribute to Guy’s work and impact, not just … Read More

The Global Business School Network: Building Management Education Capacity for the Developing World.

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To celebrate our 12th Annual Conference, Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development, GBSN produced a short video to illustrate the organization’s mission, vision and strategy. The video features interviews with our Founder, current COO and CEO as well as various stakeholders. For the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Build management education capacity for the developing world. GBSN harnesses the power of a global network of leading business schools to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing, advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance. Improve access to quality, locally relevant management … Read More

ESSEC Business School earns its AMBA accreditation and the “triple crown”

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ESSEC Business School has recently earned its AMBA accreditation and joins a group of the world’s leading, international business schools to hold the “triple crown.” In 1997, ESSEC was the first school outside of North America to be accredited by AACSB International and in 2003 the school obtained its EQUIS accreditation. Now, with the acquisition of the AMBA accreditation, ESSEC joins an exclusive circle of business schools with the triple accreditation. The AMBA accreditation is important for business schools and its students alike as it provides an international standard of excellence that serves as proof of the institutions exacting academic … Read More

Universidad EAFIT Professor Wins Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula 2016

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Dr. Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Professor of Management at GBSN member school Universidad EAFIT was awarded the Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula 2016 grand prize for her submission entitled Ethics and Social Responsibility. Ethics and Social Responsibility is an undergraduate course that takes a broad view of corporate social responsibility and the role of businesses in sustainable development. This course is aligned with the purpose of training responsible future managers, which are value generators for companies and society committed to working for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. This course presents an emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals … Read More