In the News: Wednesday, July 6

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Deloitte, LBS sign MOU on ‘insightful solutions’ Deloitte, an audit, consulting and corporate finance company, on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lagos Business School to deliver insightful solutions to the economy. >> Click here to read more New tech to revolutionize studying abroad education MOOCs guide for policy-makers in developing countries Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been expanding rapidly throughout the world since the ‘Year of the MOOC’ in 2012, offering higher education, often free, to millions of learners – especially in developed countries with wide access to the right technology and resources. >> … Read More

AIM Offers New Programs for Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Individuals with STEAM Backgrounds

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The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is offering new programs for startups, entrepreneurs, and individuals with science, technology, engineering, architecture, agriculture, and medicine backgrounds. “Our new programs are responsive to the emerging needs of the current landscape. With the global spotlight continuing to be trained on Asia, the region needs managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who deliver meaningful and sustainable growth to Asian business and societies,” says Dr. Jikyeong Kang, President, CEO, and Dean of AIM. “We are cognizant of the vital role that innovation and entrepreneurship play in delivering the promise of inclusive growth, and we hope to engage Asia’s … Read More

The Best Way to End Senior Year

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Some students are not as lucky to have their first internship align directly with their field of study or career aspirations. I am happy to admit this was not the case for me. As communications and event planning intern, I had an opportunity to practice all that University of Maryland’s communication department instilled in me as a senior. I would absolutely recommend this internship to anyone interested in communications as the role is true to its title. The closest task I had to making copies was assembling welcome packets once. I had exposure to internal and external communication, planning and … Read More

Rohit Verma from Cornell Joins the Academic Advisory Board

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Rohit Verma, newly appointed Dean of External Relations for the newly formed College of Business at Cornell University joins the GBSN Academic Advisory Board. Welcome Dean Verma! Rohit Verma is the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (http://ihf.cornell.edu/) and the Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). He also serves as chair/co-chair for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, an industry-academic collaborative conference organized by SHA every two to three years. Earlier he served as coordinator of the MBA/MMH dual-degree program (2013-15), director of the Executive Master Program Development … Read More

GBSN Adviser Speaks on Consolidating Africa’s Banks

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Arnold Ekpe, Chairman Atlas Mara and Honorary President, Business Council for Africa speaks with This is Africa Editor Adrienne Klasa about the potential need for bank consolidation in Africa’s major markets. Ekpe acknowledges that with an excess of banks, suffering markets and currencies under pressure bank consolidation is a logical option. Despite successful conversations with bank owners and recent acquisitions, the most important challenge is bypassing bank regulators. The former GBSN board member also shares his opinion on what role Atlas Mara has in moving toward bank consolidation in markets like Kenya and Nigeria. Watch the full interview here.

Wilfred Laurier University’s Third Consecutive Win at Aspen Institute Competition

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Lazaridis School MBA team wins Aspen Institute Competition for the third consecutive year A team of MBA students from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics once again claimed first place at the Aspen Institute’s 2016 Business and Society International MBA Case Competition April 29. This is the third win in a row for the Lazaridis School and the fourth in the competition’s seven-year history, with previous wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015, and top 10 honorable mentions in 2012 and 2013. Team members Doryan Bondor, Gautam Khanna, Marshall Peters and Amanda Tong travelled to New York City … Read More

Making Teams Work

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GBSN’s latest webinar presenter, Margaret Andrews, discusses her student teams class on higher education blog, StratEDgy. Andrews’ Tips and Traps in Using Student Teams webinar provided a glimpse into her team management class which is offered through Harvard University’s Harvard Extension School.   If you’re interested in seeing the presentation, you can view it on YouTube or on the GBSN website (this one includes some commentary and downloads). If you’d like the slides from the presentation, or any of the handouts, just email me at Margaret [at] Mind-and-Hand [dot] com. Also, if you are involved with a lot of teams … Read More

UNCTAD Equips Business Managers to Help the World

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Our partner UNCTAD’s Alexandra Santos and Mathabo le Roux explain how a UN initiative is encouraging business schools to prepare students for tackling poverty and other development challenges equipping managers to help the world. With Business Schools for Impact, UNCTAD hopes to spur schools into action and help equip them to do just that. Read the full article here.

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Moves to D.C.

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Schools in the Washington, D.C. area welcome new neighbor University of Virginia Darden School of Business. In August, about 50 students will further their business education at the new Rosslyn campus. The GBSN member school has been anticipating the move for some months. Darden will fit perfectly in the greater Washington D.C. area as it aims to partner with local business schools like Howard University School of Business, George Washington University School of Business, and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. The Darden School of Business will offer a one-of-a-kind business enrichment experience, no longer exclusive to the Charlottesville campus. … Read More