The Covid crisis has forced colleges and universities to move to fully online instruction over the last months. Some may yet continue in a fully online mode for parts of the next academic year. However, looking ahead beyond the pandemic, it is very likely that education will not revert back to the “way it was before the pandemic”. Education will evolve to become hybrid in nature integrating the best what in-person instruction can offer and the unique aspects of what online education can provide. Some of these changes, such as flipped classrooms were already starting to appear before the Covid pandemic but these trends will accelerate now. While a small minority of faculty were doing flipped classes before, the vast majority of faculty will integrate such approaches and shift to a different mode of learning and class discussion.
July was a big month for the Global Business School Network (GBSN). With leadership from the Board of Directors and network, and the hard work of the team, we achieved five milestones in our transformation to a “purpose-driven network organization” and efforts to significantly scale our impact. Transitioned to a new website Quietly, we switched… Read more >
Dr. Enase Okonedo is the Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, Enase Okonedo discusses the changing equation of businesses and governments with respect to society across the globe, and particularly in Africa.
It is vitally important for business schools to lead the way forward during these uncertain times. GBSN has focused efforts around encouraging network members to think beyond their own institutions and work together to develop innovative solutions and more robust and resilient systems. We must explore the longer-term implications of the coronavirus outbreak for business… Read more >
Marking a seminal moment in the history of the organization, the Global Business School Network (GBSN) is excited to welcome Togo-based Ecobank Academy as its first corporate member.
We are excited to announce that Ecobank Academy has joined the Global Business School Network (GBSN) to pursue our shared vision for Africa to have the talent it needs to generate prosperity. Our aim is to work together over the long term to build a stronger connection between business and business schools—to develop the talent to achieve the Africa we want.
Operating in all sub-Saharan Africa regions, Ecobank Academy is one of the largest corporate universities in Africa. Each year Ecobank Academy trains more than 14,000 in 40 countries (36 in Africa and 4 out of Africa).
While it has state of the art campuses across the continent, Ecobank Academy has been an early adopter of digital and virtual learning, and it offers its programs using virtual instructor-led, eLearning and instructor-led.
Founded in 2012 and became operational in 2014, Ecobank Academy is the first truly pan-African corporate university and is the epicenter of structured, innovative, and sustainable learning.
On July 8th Andrea Longaretti, Jerker Moodysson, and Thijs van Vugt discussed international student recruitment from a business perspective. They question what the implications and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic really are.
On July 1st Prof. Jörg Rocholl, Martin Möhrle, and Dominique Turpin provided an insightful discussion about the future of executive education. For the foreseeable future, executive education will not be able continue with business as usual. The current state of the world demands that educators and educational institutions be creative in delivering their material and engaging their students.
In 2019 the Case Center created a new journal, Case Focus. This journal is an opportunity for faculty who are located in the Middle East and Africa and writing case studies that are set in the MEA region to publish their work.