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

Strathmore Business School Launches New Agribusiness Program

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GBSN executive board member school, Strathmore Business School, will launch an agribusiness training program in March of 2018. The program will be the first of its kind available in Africa and aims to provide youth with relevant skills to be successful in the agriculture industry. “The program will integrate both theoretical and industrial relevance to address the current trends in the sector,” said Dr. George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School. Strathmore is partnering with US-based maker of Massey Ferguson tractors and Fortune 500 company AGCO in the two-year agribusiness program. The program will initially target youth ages 20-30 years old. … Read More

Zhejiang University School of Management Hosts 2017 CEEMAN Annual Conference in Hangzhou

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GBSN member school, Zhejiang University School of Management, summarizes program highlights and key takeaways from the 2017 CEEMAN Annual Conference, Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economics. The 25th CEEMAN Annual Conference was co-organized and hosted by Zhejiang University School of Management in Hangzhou, China September 20-22, 2017. More than 130 participants from over 30 countries joined the event, including deans and directors from business schools and universities, representatives of international management development associations, business leaders and entrepreneurs, political leaders and change makers, and international publishers. The conference themed, Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economics … Read More

Mobile-First Micro-Learning Platform Gnowbe Announces 4 New Global Advisors

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Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning SINGAPORE, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon valley- and Singapore-headquartered start-up Gnowbe, a market leader for mobile-first, micro-learning, today announced the addition of 4 new advisors to join their experienced, global team to help with aggressive growth and development. The new advisors include: Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning (PRNewsfoto/Gnowbe Pte Ltd) Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning (PRNewsfoto/Gnowbe Pte Ltd)   Professor John J-H Kim, Senior Lecturer (EdTech Innovation Expert), Harvard Business … Read More

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Scholarship Program for High Potentials from Developing Countries

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. GBSN member school, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), offered up to 5 scholarships to graduate students enrolled in GBSN member schools from developing countries to its 2017 International Summer University ISUWU. The ISUWU is an intensive short program, which provides international students with an excellent opportunity for international education. A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a … Read More

University of St. Gallen Provides 10 Scholarships to its Global School in Empirical Research Methods 2017

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. Member Initiatives can include doctoral dissertation mentoring, scholarships for faculty or students, research or teaching fellowships, faculty exchange, joint action-learning projects, cooperative research, etc. For the fourth year in a row, The University of St. Gallen offered up to 10 scholarship opportunities to Ph.D. students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM). … Read More