World After COVID-19: Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC

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Business Education, News from GBSN, Research, World After Covid-19

Sangeet Chowfla is the President & CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses the importance of connectedness and trust, as well as the changing value equation in higher education. This interview was conducted 9 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is an edited transcript of their exchange.

GBSN Welcomes a New Network Engagement Coordinator!

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The GBSN family would like to welcome Emma Martens as our new Network Engagement Coordinator. As a Network Engagement Coordinator, Emma will be working closely with GBSN member institutions and partners across the globe to design and support programs and activities that engage the membership base and the broader network. Prior to accepting the role as Network Engagement Coordinator, Emma served as GBSN’s Communications and Events Intern. Before coming to GBSN, Emma worked on the Special Events team at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where she worked on a wide variety of events including the Annual KC … Read More

New Member Spotlight: IFIM Business School

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Institutional Profile IFIM BUSINESS SCHOOL India https://www.ifimbschool.com/ Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore is currently amongst the first six business schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. It is nestled in the heart of Electronic City in Bengaluru, which puts it a stone’s throw away from India’s leading Tech and IT companies. In the backdrop of rapid technological change and disruptions ranging from sharing platforms to pandemics, IFIM Business School in its newest avatar – IFIM 3.0 – is committed to be the most sought after destination for quality management education in India, that will prepare … Read More

New Member Spotlight: Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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      Institutional Profile Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu Gies College of Business intentionally designs its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 7,000 future business leaders, including 3,100 undergraduates, from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy. Gies Business, which is ranked as a top 10 public business school and the #2 accounting program in the US, is regularly recognized as leader in … Read More

Darla Moore International Business Professor Develops PPE Innovation

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In these uncertain times, it has become even more important to support one another in a collaborative effort to fight COVID-19.  As a network ourselves, we enjoy connecting members in our purpose-driven philosophies, but we enjoy it even more when we see evidence of our members creating their own support network. This is exactly what Darla Moore has done in rising to the call of the needs within their local community. As in many states across the US, South Carolina continues to battle COVID-19 and the critical lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to first responders. As we all … Read More

New Member Spotlight: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

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Institutional Profile Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) The Netherlands www.rsm.nl Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is the top-ranked, international business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. RSM provides high quality research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Its full-service range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive … Read More

GBSN Welcomes a New Program Coordinator!

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The GBSN family would like to welcome its newest member of the team, Madeline Handler.  As a Program Coordinator, Maddie will be working to support the development and execution of the GBSN international events and programs that engage our members through the exchange of knowledge and best practice across the network.  She will be working closely with member institutions and partners across the globe that advance GBSN’s mission to improve access to quality locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Maddie graduated from Southeastern University in Florida with degrees in international business, marketing, and French after studying … Read More

COVID-19 in Africa

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It is not easy to comprehend the coronavirus outbreak in its global entirety and keep up with its fast-moving developments. It’s even more difficult to understand what it means in a place that is far away and very different from where you live. While the general principles of good hygiene and basic concepts of social distancing and sheltering at home are universal, the contexts in which they are applied are not uniform. Even small differences in economic and political systems, healthcare infrastructures, cultures, news and social media platforms, histories, and more, can lead to very different strategies, experiences, and outcomes … Read More

Digital Relevance in a Covid-19 Disrupted World

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GBSN’s mission is to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. What does “relevant” look like in our world today when almost every GBSN member university is closed due to the coronavirus? Teaching live in front of students, presenting at conferences and meeting with stakeholders to present research and ideas are just some aspects of business education that has been completely upended. To still be relevant today, everything has pivoted to digital. These current times underscore the need for academics to leverage digital channels to communicate their research and ideas. Teaching GBSN hosted … Read More