National University of Management Phnom Penh Launches Social Innovation Lab

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The National University of Management in Phnom Penh just launched its new Social Innovation Lab which is part of the EU funded South-East Asian Social Innovation Network (SEASIN) with additional support being provided by the telecom SMART Axiata.  The SEASIN network includes partner universities from Europe (Scotland, Spain and Portugal) plus South-East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia). The Social Innovation Lab will serve as both an events space for presentations and interactive workshops and also as an incubator to help develop and launch new social ventures. While the primary target is university students, the NUM Social Innovation Lab is … Read More

Umeå University and USBE earns AACSB International Accreditation

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[2018-02-20] Tampa, Fla., USA (February 20, 2018)—AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announces that Umeå University has earned accreditation for its Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide. “AACSB Accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We congratulate Umeå University and dean … Read More

Five GBSN Member School Ranked Among the Top 10 Global MBA Programs by the Financial Times

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The Financial Times recently published its Global MBA Ranking for 2018, showing the 100 best business schools around the world. To be eligible to participate in the ranking, a school must fulfill the following criteria: being accredited by either AACSB or EQUIS, the program must have been running for at least four years and the first class must have graduated at least three years before the publication date. Of said alumni, at least 20% must have completed the survey, which serves as the most important criterion, (59%) for the final ranking. Other criteria include school data such as internationality of … Read More

INSEAD and Johnson & Johnson Run Education Programs for Innovative Healthcare Delivery

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GBSN member school INSEAD and GBSN partner Johnson & Johnson and its registered charity Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (the Trust) share a long-lasting passion for developing effective health care approaches including educating those who manage them. The Trust runs over 70 active programs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With INSEAD, a Flagship partner for the Trust within its 2020 strategy, they have developed three different programs to address the challenges of innovation and creative thinking to transform health care solutions. Innovating Health for Tomorrow is designed to assist senior managers in the field of healthcare services … Read More

GBSN Welcomes Three New Member Schools from Germany, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: Henley Business School in South Africa, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany and Institute of Management Technology, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The network now consists out of 72 members in 37 countries. IMT Dubai is the first GBSN member school in the United Arab Emirates, HHL Leipzig is the 3rd member school in Germany and Henley Business School Africa is the 6th GBSN member in South Africa. GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. GBSN looks forward to working … Read More

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Earns Triple Crown Accreditation

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The Association of MBAs awards GBSN member school, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the AMBA accreditation valid for five years.  “The AMBA accreditation is vital to us as a business school,” says UCT GSB Director Associate Professor Mills Soko. “It is one of the highest standards of achievement in postgraduate business education and only the best business schools around the world are honored with it.” Associate Professor Soko adds that accreditations like AMBA are important for the school’s international reputation. Not only do they allow the school to market itself more effectively in a crowded and … Read More

The Open University Business School’s GBSN Fellows Host Successful Online Event

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Each year The Open University Business School offers fellowships for faculty members from educational institutions worldwide to visit the university and work with its faculty. Participants will receive an insight on The Open University’s approach to distance and online learning. Together they will produce online learning material that will be available for both schools afterwards. In November/December 2017 the Faculty of Business and Law welcomed two visiting international fellows as part of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) fellowship program. Ian Wairua, a faculty member and Doctoral Fellow at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya and Dr Wilfred Manuela who is an … Read More

Taking Measure of Experiential Learning

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GBSN’s 2018 Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education summit coming up this March 15-16 in Lima, Peru will provide an in depth examination on how schools use real-world projects to give their students an impactful learning experience. Business school deans, directors and faculty will explore innovative approaches to applying action based learning to curricula. “Taking Measure of Experiential Learning” originally published by AACSB International BizEd Magazine, sheds light on how schools can measure experiential program and course learning outcomes by identifying six assurance of learning  (AoL) standards that are common to successful project-based courses and provides examples of how some business … Read More

Haas School of Business’ Kristi Raube Takes on Liberia!

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Kristi Raube, the executive director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, director of both the Graduate Program in Health Management and the International Business Development Program at Berkeley Haas, has been a longtime GBSN member and supporter. Raube recently announced that after 18 years of dedicating her career to academia, she will be leaving UC Berkeley to embark on a new adventure. Raube and her husband will be moving to Africa, where she has accepted the position of Peace Corps Country Director for the Republic of Liberia. She actually began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo and Zaire, which is … Read More

Integrating Psychology with Economics: Chicago Booth Richard H. Thaler Delivers Nobel Prize Lecture in Sweden

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Until Richard Thaler came along, economists resisted the idea of basing their models on how real people behave. The reality is people don’t always know what they want, much less what’s best for them. In October, Thaler received Svergies Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his pioneering scholarship in the field of behavioral economics.