The Concept of Open Learning – Lessons from The Open University

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GBSN Member, The Open University Business School hosted two faculty fellows from Strathmore University and the Asian Institute of Management. The fellows were Dr. Wilfred Manuela, Asian Institute of Management and Ian Wairua, Strathmore University. The two of them stayed at the university for 6 weeks during November and December of 2017. This is a guest blog from fellow Ian Wairua. Ian Wairua is a Lecturer at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. Ian Wairua is a master’s holder in Information Systems, and a Bachelors owner of Education in science. He is the Current Vice- Chairman and Founding Secretary-General of the Association of … Read More

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business International Summer University Program Highlights

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In 2018, for the 29th time, WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business hosted the International Summer UniversityWU (ISUWU) program during the months of July and August. ISUWU is one of WU’s many international short summer programs, which represent an important part of WU’s internationalization strategy.

Celebrating 20 years of Progress, Partnerships and Accomplishments

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GBSN member, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is celebrating 20 years of their Nanyang Fellows MBA program. The Nanyang Fellows MBA is a one-year, full-time program designed for senior executives from public and private sectors. The program has generated over 400 graduates from more than 35 countries that hold influential positions worldwide. Fellows are typically mid-career executives, mid-30s to early 40s, with at least 8 years of management or senior professional experience. The celebration was held at Capitol Singapore Theatre, where alumni heard from Nanyang Technological University’s President, Subra Suresh, Producer and presenter of the BBC World News, Sharanjit Leyl, and … Read More

Reflections from MDI 2018: Solving Africa’s Health Challenges

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As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN members have committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030.  How will African countries reach this goal? Johnson & Johnson’s Management Development Institute (MDI) believes that by providing health workers with the management and leadership skills and tools, the efficiency and effectiveness with which scarce resources are used will improve thus strengthening overall health systems. The MDI for East African healthcare professionals took place August 5-11, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The training is delivered by Amref Health Africa using professors from GBSN member schools including the Chandaria School of Business at … Read More

Top 10 Business Schools in Africa

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The business sector in Africa has improved significantly over the course of time and universities throughout the continent have continued to expand and have more opportunities to students. The African Exponent, a reliable online outlet for African news and in depth analysis of developments in business, finance, markets, politics, culture, science and technology, recently ranked top 10 business schools in Africa. Some of the top 10 best business schools in Africa offer full-time MBA courses, international opportunities, and a variety of undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in various business-related fields. GBSN is proud to have 6 of the 10 best … Read More

GBSN Developing Deans Initiative: A Dean’s “Study Trip” to Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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In July 2018, I had an opportunity to visit Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and its constituent Schools meeting their deans, directors and other senior administrators.  The opportunity was provided by Global Business School Network (GBSN) as an alternative to their Developing Deans Program. Here are my reflections based on my interactions and meetings at Cornell. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is an Ivy League business school that boasts a broad portfolio of academic programs. Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world (global rank 17 according to FT rankings 2018), the College is … Read More

University of Maryland Smith School of Business Launches First Dual Degree Graduate Program

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GBSN member schools University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in India partner to offer a dual degree graduate program. The Smith school posted the below article highlighting the partnership. Aug. 14, 2018 (College Park, Md.) — A new partnership with India’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research will give the University of Maryland its first dual degree graduate program with an institution outside the Maryland system. Participants will earn a Master of Quantitative Finance from Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Global Management Program Certificate from S.P. Jain, a … Read More

World Investment Forum 2018: Setting the Future Investment Research Agenda

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Registration for the 2018 World Investment Forum Academic Conference has opened (Register here). The conference convenes scholars of international business, economics, law and other relevant fields for a day-long multi-disciplinary academic conference in the context of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018. The co-organizers are the Academy of International Business, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Graduate Institute Geneva. Theme: Setting the Future Investment Research Agenda Time and place: 26 October 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Provisional programme: In addition, editors of UNCTAD’s TNC Journal and AIB’s JIBP Journal will discuss the demand for academic research to inform policymaking … Read More