Chairman’s Corner: Furthering Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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After exactly a decade, GBSN returned to Nairobi for its 13th Annual Conference on November 7 – 9, 2018. The conference, co-hosted by Strathmore Business School and the Chandaria School of Business, USIU focused on how innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship can transform business. Over 100 management education, development and industry professionals from 34 countries convened to explore innovations in education and business. The GBSN conference provided me with a perfect setting for speaking about the innovation successes and challenges of Africa. For over a decade I have been editing the Global Innovation Index (GII) Report (www.globalinnovationindex.org). Extending beyond the traditional … Read More

MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Conference on Leveraging Analytics for a Proactive Health System

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 29, 2018 – The transition of health systems from fee-for-service to value-based payments requires major redesign. Future systems must transform to be proactive in managing the health of populations and still meet outcome and sustainable economic goals. Technology innovations could drive a redesigned health system that benefits all participants. A thought leader on this topic, the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation (HSI) at the MIT Sloan School of Management will host the Designing for Health: Leveraging Analytics for a Proactive Health System Conference on Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018 for practitioners, government and industry leaders, and members of the MIT community. … Read More

HEC Paris Launches its First office for West and Central Africa in Abidjan

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HEC Paris celebrates the opening of its first office for West and Central Africa, in Abidjan. The HEC office, which benefits from the continued support of CGECI, aims to train hundreds of financial managers and business strategists each year and to promote and develop the school’s activities in this region. The opening ceremony, sponsored by Ivory Coast’s First Lady, Dominique Folloroux Ouattara, was attended by Nathalie Lugagne (Associate Dean of HEC Paris Executive Education), Armelle Dufour (Director of all Global Initiatives  projects), Alexis John Ahyee (Director of HEC Paris’ office for West and Central Africa) as well as key Ivorian leaders, such as … Read More

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Earns AACSB Accreditation

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GBSN member and leading business school in India, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has earned AACSB accreditation.   Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and, as a result, has been earned by only 5 % of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 187 institutions maintain a supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs. AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of … Read More

Education is Critical in Innovation

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On November 7 – 9, 2018, the Global Business School Network held its 13th Annual Conference on “Transforming Traditional Sectors: Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders to Drive Systemic Change” co-hosted by Strathmore Business School and the Chandaria School of Business, USIU. The conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference was sponsored by MIT Sloan School of Management Global Programs, Monash Business School and Johnson & Johnson. Nicolas Nesbit, General Manager of IBM East Africa, opened the conference with his inspiring … Read More

ESCA Ecole de Management Earns AACSB Accreditation

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GBSN member school, ESCA Ecole de Management, earns AACSB accreditation on November 26, 2018, becoming the first business school in Morocco and Francophone Africa to earn this accreditation! ESCA Ecole de Management is State recognized Business School. It is also a reference in higher education of management, in North Africa and in the Mediterranean region. Founded in 1992, it has a network of more than 3800 laureates and trains 1100 students, executives and managers every year in its study programs and through its continuing education department. It aims to train a new generation of high-potential executives in Morocco and Africa, … Read More

Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide

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Learning with Cases can be a challenging experience for students, so The Case Centre have created an interactive study guide that will take students through the process, providing practical tips, tricks and tools.   Along with understanding more about cases and the case method, they’ll learn how to: They’ll also hear from our case method expert, Scott Andrews, to get a unique insight into the instructor’s point of view.  Why not assign the guide as pre-course reading so that your students arrive in their first case class ready to participate effectively! Educators can access a free, full preview copy. Price per student … Read More

UCT Graduate School of Business Partners with World Economic Forum to Bring the Young Global Leaders Conference to Cape Town for the First Time

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The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is partnering with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to host the Young Global Leaders (YGL) Africa Education Module from 18-21 November in Cape Town for the first time. The WEF runs education modules for the YGL community and alumni groups alongside leading universities across the world. The YGL Africa Education module, titled “Effective Leadership for a Future Africa” will bring together YGLs and alumni who seek to make a personal and professional impact, not just in Africa, but beyond. Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte, who … Read More

Kardan University Earns Accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education

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Kardan University has received accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) following the completion of three stages of quality assurance review conducted by MoHE external peer reviewers. Kardan University has received the highest accreditation score of 89.54 among Afghanistan’s five newly accredited public and private universities, including American University of Afghanistan, Kandahar University, Kabul Medical University and Kabul University.  The quality assurance review process includes on-site examination of the institution’s strategic plans, academic and administrative systems, management and leadership capabilities, research and innovation, student services as well as quality assurance standards. MoHE in collaboration with the World Bank’s Higher … Read More

Are Skills Gaps Global?

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The World Economic Forum recently issued The Future of Jobs Report 2018. The report is based largely on the views of business executives – mainly Chief Human Resources Officers in 20 countries. One of the key questions relates to what the authors call “emerging skills.”