Strathmore Business School Invites Business Executives to the “The Silicon Savannah: A Learning Journey” Program

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Strathmore Business School invites business executives across the globe who seek to learn unique business models in Africa to join its “The Silicon Savannah: A Learning Journey” program in Nairobi, Kenya on January 29 – February 1, 2018.  African economies are not only “leapfrogging” certain technologies, they are applying digital technologies differently and to create new solutions. Social innovations have disrupted whole industries in areas such as mobile financial services, e-education, the energy sector and e-health. Nairobi in Kenya is one of the African hot-spots. Known as Silicon Savannah, Nairobi hosts a vibrant start-up scene and is home e.g. to Safaricom’s … Read More

Reflections: GBSN 2017 Annual Conference

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With just 7 weeks in my new role as CEO of GBSN, I approached the GBSN Annual Conference with great anticipation. Since my arrival in Washington in early September I had witnessed the tremendous efforts of Fabienne Jolivert, Network Engagement Officer, and Nicole Zefran, Marketing and Communications Officer, other staff and our interns as they planned the myriad details associated with the one-day Annual Members Meeting and two-day (and night!) conference. Without previous experience attending these events, I did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed!  In fact, I was overwhelmed with inspiration in so many ways. The … Read More

Delivering Locally Relevant Management Training to Healthcare Workers in Africa

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“The Lord has a perfect filing system,” the professor said. “Nothing stays forever, we come in, and we go out when it is time.” Fifty healthcare professionals from across West Africa nodded in agreement. On the screen behind him was a picture of an overfilled file room at a West African health clinic stuffed with a mess of patient folders. The professor used this opening to explain how efficient filing systems can be designed to ensure information is kept relevant and organized, and systematically discarded when outdated or unlikely to be of use any further. This isn’t how I would … Read More

The American University in Cairo Joins CEMS Network

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GBSN member school, The American University in Cairo recently joined the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS). AUC is the first university from the MENA region to join the global network. This new academic partnership now makes CEMS present on all continents. The CEMS network consists of 30 leading business schools, 7 NGOs and 74 corporate partners. All members are dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders by participating in the CEMS Master in International Management. The one-year program is offered by CEMS’ academic and corporate partners. Students spend each semester at a different CEMS member school … Read More

University of Cape Town’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Launches New MOOC on Innovative Finance

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Have you ever despaired over the state of the world, and asked yourself “how can I make a difference?” Or perhaps there’s a pressing issue you, or your organization, would like to address? Now a new free online course: Innovative Finance: Hacking Finance to Change the World, can help you to create innovative ways to finance that goal. This ground-breaking Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which starts on 4th December 2017, is being offered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialized centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). It seeks to empower organizations and … Read More

H. Landis Gabel Appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors

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H. Landis Gabel, Emeritus Novartis Chaired Professor of Economics and Management at INSEAD, has been appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors.  Prior to his retirement from the faculty in 2008, he held the Novartis Chair in Management and the Environment. He holds BSc (engineering), MBA, and PhD (economics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSc (economics) degree from the London School of Economics. Before coming to INSEAD in 1982, Professor Gabel was on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Professor Gabel’s research and teaching focuses on microeconomics and public policy, in particular industrial, trade, and environmental policy.  … Read More

My Internship Experience at GBSN

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As an International Relations major at American University with a minor in International Business and a focus in International Development, I was interested in interning at the Global Business School Network due to its global scope and its focus on management education as a tool for international development. During my past 5 months at GBSN, I have been able to enhance my understanding of management education and the impacts it has on international development, learn about different business schools around the world and gain insight into how cross-border exchanges and global partnerships between schools offer powerful tools to better education … Read More

Thank You To Our Founder, Guy Pfeffermann!

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As many of you know, GBSN’s founder, Guy Pfeffermann, recently retired as GBSN’s CEO. Guy founded the Global Business School Network back in 2003 with a vision for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Starting as a program of the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank, where Guy was Chief Economist at the time, we began with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Today GBSN is an independent 501(c)3 organization with member schools on 6 continents and a global mission. This video was produced as a tribute to Guy’s work and impact, not just … Read More

The Global Business School Network: Building Management Education Capacity for the Developing World.

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To celebrate our 12th Annual Conference, Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development, GBSN produced a short video to illustrate the organization’s mission, vision and strategy. The video features interviews with our Founder, current COO and CEO as well as various stakeholders. For the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Build management education capacity for the developing world. GBSN harnesses the power of a global network of leading business schools to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing, advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance. Improve access to quality, locally relevant management … Read More