Dean’s Corner: Effectively Combining Regional Expertise, Location, Long- standing History, and Internationalization

Business Education, GBSN Member Schools

Guest Blog Post by Karim Seghir, Dean of The American University in Cairo School of Business In a world no longer limited by geographic barriers, business schools must equip their graduates with a perfect understanding of global market perceptions and realities. While you have barriers diminishing on one hand, on the other hand different parts of the world are in different stages of development with different needs and challenges. For this reason, business schools should not become too isomorphic and standardized across the globe. The mission of business schools should not only depend on global trends but also on geographic … Read More

MOOCs: A Free MBA?

Business Education

For many young professionals massive open online courses (MOOC) provide a viable alternative to graduate education- particularly in business and education. MOOCs, or open license online courses, let students complete full degree course loads on their own time, for free. Courses consists of lectures, online quizzes and exams compiled from compiled from top tier universities. This compilation affords students access to the best lectures from the best institutions, while the open access allows students to tailor their education to their needs. For many, including the manager of Laurie Pickard, who cannot afford to complete a MBA but want to … Read More

Take the eLearning Africa Survey 2015

Business Education

In May this year, the 4th edition of the annual eLearning Africa Report will be published. The Report is the most in-depth study of eLearning on the Continent and features the findings of a comprehensive survey into the impact of technology on education in Africa. The aim of the Survey is to show how technology is currently being used and to reflect people’s expectations and ideas about its role in education in the future. The eLearning Africa Report is looking for responses from a wide variety of people from many different sectors, including education professionals, students, policymakers, politicians, administrators, managers, … Read More

Case Centre Award and Competition Winners of 2015

Business Education

Congratulations to all the Case Centre Award and Competition Winners of 2015 The Case Center is proud to announce their 2015 case award and competition winners. The Case Center’s annual case competition celebrates the 14 best examples of case writing and instruction by both international business students and educators. This year’s Overall Case Winner is Cola Wars Continue: Coke and Pepsi in 2010 by David B. Yoffie and Renee Kim of Harvard University. The case focused on the impact managerial decisions had on the competition between Coke and Pepsi and industry structure. The Case Center also proudly recognizes Debapratim Purkayastha, … Read More

GBSN Panel at the Innovation Arabia 8 Conference

Business Education, News from GBSN

GBSN has been invited to put together a session for the Innovation Arabia 8 Conference happening in Dubai on February 16 – 18 at the Hamdan Bid Mohammed Smart University. The session will be at noon on February 17th, and will be a plenary session of the conference. Innovation Arabia 8 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU. The main theme of this year conference is “Innovate, Collaborate, and Differentiate: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Shaping the Future.” This theme … Read More

Professor Chris WH Chan Named Associate Dean, Asia at Western University’s Ivey Business School

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Ivey Professor Chris WH Chan has been named Associate Dean, Asia of Western University’s Ivey Business School. He replaces Janet De Silva, who served in the position since March 2011. Previously working as Ivey Asia’s Regional Director, Executive Education, Chan brings 17 years of experience in graduate business education and corporate executive development having held leadership roles at renowned universities worldwide. “I am delighted to appoint Chris Chan as Ivey’s Associate Dean in Asia,” said Robert Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School. “Chris brings a wealth of experience to the role and looks forward to building on Ivey’s track record of … Read More

Experiential Learning at The American University in Cairo

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Business students at The American University in Cairo have recently completed ACCT 3003 (advanced accounting), a course piloted by the Career Center’s Practical Learning Program (PLP). “A student-based initiative and housed in the Career Center, the Practical Learning Program bridges the gap between academics and work life in-class,” explained Leidya Boutros, experiential learning manager in the Career Center. “It is becoming increasingly essential for students to make use of their time at university to prepare themselves for today’s competitive job market.” This course was conducted in conjunction with ExxonMobil managers based in Egypt. Exxon and Mobil recently went through a … Read More

Writing a Teaching Note: How to Make it Less Frightening?

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Guest blog post by Imane EL Ghazali and Rihab Abba, ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco A teaching note is the instruction manual of the teaching case that it accompanies, and therefore meets the likely needs of the faculty who intend to use case studies in their classes. The quality of the teaching note is closely linked to the actual teaching of the case in the classroom, since it offers meaningful step-by-step guidance for fellow instructors, without any additional research. The objective of this valuable tool is to show them how they could deal with the information contained in the case, how … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods 2014

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The University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Method (SSERM) was an amazing experience. During the first week I took the ‘Case Study’ course with Professor Andrew Bennett. During the second week, I took the ‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis’ course with Professor Charles Ragin. Let me say, it was a very intense two weeks, in which I have reworked many of my research frameworks and learned many new analysis skills and perspectives. The teaching quality and standard was incredible. I was able to meet many other PhD students from all over the world. I also got the opportunity to … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen Summer School for Empirical Researcg

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Where exactly is St Gallen? Is this going to be an interesting two weeks for me? These are questions that bugged my mind as I found out that I had gotten a scholarship to attend the Summer School in Empirical Research Methods. I had always wanted to visit Switzerland. I had heard so much about the Alps, chocolatiers from this region were highly regarded globally and which watch buff wouldn’t want to visit the renowned capital of precision instruments. Therefore the opportunity to visit presented itself in the form of the summer school. Entering the EU provided an interesting perspective … Read More