A Parting Lesson on the Universal Need for Management Skills

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of GBSN’s newest member schools, IMT Dubai, while I was attending the Global Education and Skills Forum on behalf of GBSN. It is always enlightening to interact with educators who are putting into practice the principle of quality, locally relevant education. IMT Dubai is no exception. Its dynamic Dean, Francois Therin, took me on a tour through a campus at once globally aware and intensely localized. At IMT Dubai I saw modern classroom design with movable chairs, multiple screens and a brainstorming wall. A music room featured a drum set and … Read More

My Internship Experience at GBSN

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I had the honor of being GBSN’s first international intern, moving to DC from Germany. I study Communication and Media Sciences at the University of Bremen and I was searching for an internship to complete my studies, preferably in the US, because an American internship on your CV is always a big advantage. Having a strong interest in development work and aiming to work for international NGOs after graduation, GBSN turned out to be the perfect opportunity to gain practical experience and work with people around the world. As the International Communication and Event Planning Intern I worked closely with … Read More

Developing Deans: Combining International Best Practice with Innovation

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Business school deans and directors face similar challenges when first assuming their positions: setting strategy, managing risks, supporting faculty, and leading a diverse group of stakeholders. For institutions in the developing world, these tasks require resourceful leadership that combines international best practice with locally relevant solutions. GBSN hosted a Cross-Border Coffee Break on Developing Deans: Combining International Best Practice with Innovation on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The virtual conversation, led by Rohit Verma, Dean of External Affairs at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, served as an introduction to the GBSN Developing Deans Program, which is currently accepting applications. The … Read More

Transformational Gift from Batten Foundation Establishes New $30 Million Scholarship Program at UVA Darden

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the new Batten Foundation Darden Worldwide Scholarship program. A $15 million gift from the Batten Foundation unlocked a matching gift from UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, and the resulting $30 million endowment will ultimately provide every student in Darden’s full-time MBA program a scholarship to attend a Darden Worldwide course at no incremental cost. “We are incredibly grateful to the Batten Foundation for enabling this game-changing opportunity, which positions Darden to provide each MBA student funding for a global course through a scholarship,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley. “This gift will have a major impact on Darden. It … Read More

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Hosts First African MBA World Summit

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The UCT Graduate School of Business is hosting this year’s MBA World Summit, an event that harnesses the collective thinking power of the top 100 MBA students from high-ranking international business schools and is being held for the first time on African soil. One hundred MBA students from the world’s best business schools are in Cape Town this week to attend the 5th MBA World Summit – an event that seeks to empower exceptional students to act as global change agents and contribute their collective experience toward changing the world for the better. With a focus on creating impact, the Summit … Read More

Wits Business School Launches First Executive Education Program in Digital Business in South Africa

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GBSN member school Wits Business School recently launched its new executive education program in Digital Business, which will be the first program of its kind in South Africa. Together with the digital solutions company BCX, a subsidiary of the Telkom Group, the programs have been designed to train 205 junior, middle and senior managers at BCX. The different programs Future Leaders in Digital Business, Digital Business Management and Digital Business Executive Programme will start in March and last around 24 days in duration, completed in study blocks. The participants will graduate at end of February 2019. “The programmes have been … Read More

Reflections – Digitalization is Here

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As I reflect on the last six months at GBSN, one of the high points of my position is when I can participate in conferences that are addressing topical issues in our field. I recently had the opportunity to attend the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich on 25 – 26 January. I was looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting GBSN members in person that I have been corresponding with and connecting with new colleagues from across the world.  It was a great event, with more than 390 … Read More

University of Maryland Smith School of Business Hosts 4th Annual Emerging Markets Case Competition

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Last week I had the great pleasure of being invited to be one of the judges for the Fourth Annual Emerging Markets Case Competition organized by GBSN member school the R.H.Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. The event is funded by CIBER (the Center for International Business Education and Research, a U.S. government program).  Students came from top U.S. business schools for an intensive performance. Handed a real-life case study of intractable complexity at 5 pm on Friday, the ten teams had to present to the jury Saturday morning. Need I say that they didn’t sleep much that night? The case revolved around … Read More

Experiential Learning: What is it? Why is it Relevant?

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Companies around the world seek graduates who not only have technical knowledge, but also the ability to apply that knowledge in diverse and dynamic environments. Experiential learning opportunities are an effective way to give students the leadership and team skills they need to successfully operate across borders and cultures, and provide host organizations with valuable insights to grow or improve performance. GBSN hosted a Cross-Border Coffee Break on Experiential Learning What is it? Why is it Relevant? on Friday, February 23, 2018. Participants learned about what experiential learning is and what makes it valuable for institutions, students and companies.  The virtual conversation, led by Kerry Laufer, Director … Read More