Dean of Lagos Business School appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors Washington, DC – The Global Business School Network (GBSN) announces the appointment of Enase Okonedo to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2020. GBSN is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Through the power of a network of over 100 leading business schools on 6 continents, GBSN fosters connections, facilitates knowledge sharing, and catalyzes investment in management education as a tool for economic and social development. Dr. Enase Okonedo … Read More
Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in Shenzhen in 2004 with the vision to bring Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to southern China, and benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city. It currently offers a full-range of masters and doctoral degrees in business as well as executive education and community engagement initiatives. PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EPAS, and has a UK campus located in Oxfordshire, England.
Thanksgiving and the holiday period in December provide us with opportune moments to reflect on our lives, both personal and professional and be grateful for all that is good in our lives and also strengthen our resolve to work on areas where we need to improve. So I thought that I would use this last blog note of the calendar year 2019 to share a couple of reflections with you, especially as they pertain to business education and GBSN.
The Global Business School Network is proud to welcome seven new member schools: Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen, the University of Macau in Zhuhai, IE Business School in Spain, Ashesi University in Ghana, Cornivus Business School as its first member school in Hungary, NUCB Business School, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business as its first member in Japan, and the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics as its first member school in Rwanda. The network now consists of 105 member schools in 49 countries. GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. While the … Read More
Hi! My name is Zara and I come from Pakistan. When I applied to Hanken for the MSc. Program in Business and Management, my main motivator was the excellent reputation of the Nordic education system, but little did I know that I was about to experience not just impeccable classroom learning, but also an extra-ordinary peer-to-peer network. Working in groups with people who teach you something new every time is an experience I am truly grateful to Hanken for. One of my classmates taught me some techniques to more effectively interact with people. Yet another classmate taught me a great … Read More
A young man who had spent a good part of his formative educational years dissatisfied with the education system in his country soon found his niche in the world of Finance. Now, studying at the Hanken School of Economics, that very young man sees hope that with his experience he will be able to bring about the change his country so desperately needs. Growing up in a country like Pakistan has never been easy if you do not come from a background of privilege. For the struggling middle class even basic rights such as quality education become a matter of … Read More
How would you describe the work of business schools? Most people go straight to the teaching. Business schools teach business and management through a wide range of degree programs and executive education, helping learners to build and navigate careers as managers. Those more familiar with the industry add that business schools conduct objective and rigorous research to inform practicing managers and policy makers, as well as support teaching. In short, business schools develop skills, insights, and opportunities for organizations and the people who manage them.
Education reform should be high on the agendas for governments and societies in both developed and developing economies. Business schools and universities are stubbornly resistant to change, often due to resistance from multiple stakeholders including faculty. With a rapidly decreasing half-life of knowledge, education has to be retooled to become affordable, effective and flexible. This will help our alumni to smoothly transition from one job to another and make education a nimble, lifelong endeavor. The GBSN community, as an engaged group of business school leaders should strive to take a leading role in helping our alumni (especially women and minorities) transition effectively across jobs and create satisfying careers for themselves.
Brazil’s Fundaçao Dom Cabral (FDC) is what I call “a business school with a heart”. Ranked 8 th worldwide by the Financial Times for customized executive education, it trains about 40,000 executives from mid-size and large companies every year. All FDC’s activities are informed by a Covenant drawn up in 2006, which expresses the institution’s commitment to ethics in its relations with all its stakeholders. I quote Article VII: “Ethics: concentrating on practicing loyalty, trust and transparency in our relations with third parties while recognizing our mistakes and correcting our paths”. Disasters Last week I was privileged to participate in … Read More