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.”

GBSN Welcomes First Member School From Kazakhstan

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of a new member, Narxoz Business School in Kazakhstan. The network now consists of 74 members in 40 countries. With an expanding presence in Central Asia, Narxoz Business School joins GBSN as the first member in Kazakhstan. Founded in 1963, Narxoz University lies at the heart of Central Asia, a region presenting both unique challenges and opportunities for new models of management education in emerging markets. Originally called the International Business School (IBS), Narxoz Business School continues to engage with innovative business projects, business research and MBA programs.  Through partnerships … Read More

UCT Graduate School of Business brings African Context to Global Sustainability Conversation

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An international sustainability project that is co-hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada has won a significant global award – recognising its impact in the world of business. The Embedding Project, a global public-benefit research project that helps companies embed social and environmental factors across their operations and decision-making, was presented with the International Impactful Collaboration Award by the Academy of Management at its Annual General Meeting in August. The prestigious award recognises and celebrates international collaborations between academics and external stakeholders that have achieved demonstrable, external … Read More

US and China Trade War: Less Suez Canal Traffic, More Chinese Products for Egypt?

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Amid speculations of a trade war that could potentially break out between China and the United States (US) and may surpass the mere imposition of tariffs, uncertainty lingers regarding the impact of such a war on global trade and the global economy – and other countries. The question remains: What would a trade war between the two mega economies really mean for Egypt and the Middle East? Implications of a trade war on EgyptFrom a global perspective, vice president of US-based public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Stephen Ezell tells Business Forward that if a trade war … Read More

Women Entrepreneurship Lowest in MENA Region: How a Guide Aims to Change That

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The rate of female entrepreneurs has been globally expanding in recent years, and women of the Arab world are part of the process as well. However, the number of women in the Arab world owning businesses is still 30 percent lower than other countries, according to a report released in 2017 by online payment platform Payfort. A new initiative by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW) and Canada’s Embassy in Egypt, launched a guide for potential female entrepreneurs in Egypt to help them get started with their businesses – a … Read More

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