Disruption at 40: A Nova School for a New Time

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On the pages of the weekly newspaper Semanário, our faculty helped steer the country toward the future, making the case for the virtues of economic freedom and markets. Thus we contributed to open up Portugal and bring about economic development and modernity. It is not by accident, but because it is part of our DNA, that we were the first in Portugal to set up an MBA, the first to teach in English, the first to seek international accreditations, the first to adopt Bologna without gradualism, the first to build a Campus with private funding… and so many other firsts. We … Read More

University of St. Gallen Provides 10 Scholarships to its Global School in Empirical Research Methods 2018

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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.  For the fifth 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). The GSERM is a flagship program on methodology at the University of St. Gallen. It is a high-calibre integrated program teaching methodology for PhD … Read More

Dr. Marcus Kölling Appointed Chancellor and CFO of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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As of July 1, 2018 Dr. Marcus Kölling was appointed the Chancellor and CFO of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kölling entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of business and academia is what ultimately led him to this position. Dr. Marcus Kölling completed a dual program at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart. He received a degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. He also obtained his doctoral degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business with a dissertation on intercultural knowledge management in eastern and western Germany. For seven years, he managed the family-run business … Read More

David Capodilupo Named Assistant Dean of Global Programs at MIT Sloan School of Management

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Congratulations to longtime GBSN member and friend, David Capodilupo, for being named Assistant Dean of Global Programs at MIT Sloan School of Management!  David Capodilupo has been at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2002, initially serving as Executive Director of the both the MBA and the Master of Science in Management Studies Programs. Prior to this appointment, David was the Executive Director the Office of International Programs.  His programs portfolio includes established collaborations with Master’s programs and academic institutions within Malaysia, China, Korea, Lisbon, India, Moscow, Turkey, Taiwan, and Brazil. David also initiated and manages the MIT Sloan … Read More

My GSERM Experience

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I am the Academic Director of New Managers Leadership Program and top 100 medium sized-companies ‘partnership at Strathmore Business School (SBS). I have extensive experience in design and implementation of leadership development programs for executives. At SBS, I previously worked as the executive education director, where I was deeply involved in design and management of executive development programs in the East African region. I am currently pursuing my doctorate at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa, working to defend my research proposal this year. My areas of research interest include leadership and organizational development, talent development and … Read More

IBA Karachi and Engro Energy Collaborate to Provide Scholarships

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The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Engro Energy Limited have teamed up to support local students Pakistan. Based on their recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), four scholarships will be provided to students from the Tharparkar district. This initiative is just one of the many undertaken by IBA to attract the best talent throughout Pakistan. At the event, Dr. Mohammad Nishat, executive director of the IBA remarked “Through this concerted effort, we have been able to help hundreds of financially challenged yet deserving students to get admission into the IBA, which has helped transform their lives and that of … Read More

My Summer at GSERM

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First and faremost I would like to thank the University of St. Gallen for offering this scholarship and opportunity for international expert learning exposure at the University of St. Gallen’s Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) in Switzerland to GBSN members. Also, I’d like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Hans-Joachin Knopf and his team for the hard work and life transforming experience during the summer program. I am a Doctoral Candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Wits Business School (WBS) in South Africa, currently working on my PhD research thesis around “women entrepreneurs and sustainability” to … Read More

Monash University Announces New Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics

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Simon Wilkie has been appointed as the Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University.  Professor Wilkie has extensive experience in higher education, as well as appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission.  Most recently, Professor Wilkie worked at the University of Southern California as a Professor of Economics. He also headed USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.  Professor Wilkie will begin his role as Dean on January 7, 2019. His expertise and research centers around game theory and its … Read More

A Perspective on the GSERM Program

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My name is Albert Ochien’g Abang’a. I am a doctoral fellow at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi Kenya, undertaking a study on how corporate governance (CG) is fostered in Kenya’s public sector. The focus of my study is on compliance requirements and factors that influence the quality of CG disclosures provided by public entities. I also teach various accounting units to undergraduate students at Strathmore University. Getting a scholarship to study empirical research methods is certainly an important step for a PhD student. This is particularly essential for a student who comes from Africa where the advanced skills required for … Read More

My Experience at the University of St. Gallen Global School of Empirical Research Methods

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I am honored to be one of the recipients of Global Business School Network (GBSN) Scholarship available to 10 students from developing countries to the University of St. Gallen’s Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) in Switzerland. Thanks to GBSN/GSERM for the life changing opportunity and support from my School, School of Management and Commerce at Strathmore University. I am Doctoral Fellow currently working on my PhD research proposal in the area of financial reporting quality. I attended the following courses; Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Analyzing Unstructured Data. The courses were attended by PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellow students … Read More