ESCA Ecole de Management recognized by the Moroccan State

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The Kingdom of Morocco has recently reached an important reform in higher education by conferring the State recognition to very few private institutions in highly regulated domains (Architecture, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Management). This institution’s level qualification was launched in 2015 in order to acknowledge the academic excellence and intellectual contribution of independent schools and universities. It comes in addition to the programs’ accreditation process initiated in 2012. ESCA Ecole de Management is one of the 8 prestigious institutions that got this recognition in early April. A first in Morocco! ESCA was first awarded by the State Accreditation in … Read More

Howard University Wins UMD CIBER’s 3rd Emerging Markets Case Competition

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Last month I was part of a jury for an MBA student case competition organized by the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, a member school of GBSN’s Executive Board. The event is funded by CIBER (the Center for International Business Education and Research, a US government program). This was the third year I took part in this wonderful event. Nine student teams from eight top US schools came to Maryland to compete in this daunting intellectual obstacle course. They were handed a very complex real-life business school case at 4 pm on a Friday and were required … Read More

Member Spotlight: HEC Pairs Launches Cutting Edge Online Master’s in Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Coursera

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In collaboration with Coursera, GBSN member school, HEC Paris has launched its first entirely online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). The online program is designed for both present and future business leaders who wish to set up new ventures or inspire innovation within their organizations. HEC Paris partnered with Coursera to provide students with the opportunity to work in teams over a six-month on a selected project, from the planning stages to bringing the idea to life. The program provides students with weekly mentoring sessions with accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders in business. Students who … Read More

Greetings from Guy: “Management Matters”

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Some years ago I had a conversation with one of the research pioneers in measuring the quality of management across firms and its impact on economic growth. I asked why academics had paid so little attention to what seemed to me a very important issue. My interlocutor laughed and told me how he had presented his research results to an audience consisting about half and half of business school faculty and academic economists. The talk was met with deafening silence, as the economists, believed firmly, as classical theory would have it, that market forces will weed out sub-par managers who … Read More

The Association of African Business Schools Pilot Accreditation Program

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The Association of African Business Schools, among their many efforts to increase quality of higher education, has just launched a pilot accreditation program to benchmark the foundation for high-quality management education in Africa. AABS has made its accreditation standards to match the level of other global recognized accreditation systems used by top business schools. The differentiating element is its focus on the relevance of schools’ programs, and the level of consequential impact schools are accomplishing in society. AABS members who are interested are expected to complete the application form and submit a self-evaluation report (SER) by April 28. School visits … Read More

Tuck School of Business Alumnus Named to Fortune’s List of World’s Greatest Leaders

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To improve the quality of education and affordability in Peru, Rodriguez-Pastor launched Innova Schools, private educational network that focuses on academic quality. According to the article posted by Tuck Communications, Of his time at Tuck, Rodriguez-Pastor says the school’s emphasis on teamwork had a lasting impact on him. Source:

Member Spotlight: Great Lakes Institute of Management launches Great Lakes International University

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SOURCE:           GBSN member school The Great Lakes Institute of Management recently launched the Great Lakes International University in Andhra Pradesh. The launch of this new university proposes a unique educational experience that integrates the basics of management with cutting edge technology. In acknowledging the emerging complex problems involved in today’s business world, Great Lakes International University hopes to take on these problems through a multi-disciplinary approach that includes research and education. The institution will offer an undergraduate business degree with specializations in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce & Supply Chain, Financial Analysis Technology. Additionally, … Read More

MIT Sloan School of Management’s Healthcare Lab Focuses on Transforming the Industry

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The healthcare industry is going through a massive transformation as its emphasis shifts from transactional care for sick patients to continuous health management of patient populations. This transformation requires the development of new technologies, businesses, and clinical models as well as the emergence of new players in the healthcare industry. At the MIT Sloan School of Management, students learn first-hand about this evolution through its cutting-edge Healthcare Lab (H-Lab). Now in its fourth year, the course provides MIT students with a multidisciplinary action-learning approach to understanding the business challenges and opportunities in healthcare, … Read More

Member Spotlight: UVA Darden Launches New MOOC on Financial Accounting Fundamentals

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GBSN member school, The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has recently launched a new MOOC, “Financial Accounting Fundamentals,” a five-week beginner level course taught by Luann Lynch, Almand R. Coleman Professor of Business Administration. Beginning on March 27, 2017, the course will be available to a global audience via the Coursera platform. The course does not require any prior experience with accounting and is designed for anyone with an interest in the fundamentals of financial accounting. Grounded in the financial records of a fictitious small business, the course will guide students through the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement … Read More