In the News: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

News from around the globe around access to quality, locally relevant business education Plan to set up premier digital, innovation centres in State Describing innovation as the mantra for success, Chairman of Innovation Society of Andhra Pradesh J.A. Chowdary has said there are plans to set up an International Institute of Digital Technology in Tirupati… Read more >

In the News: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

News from around the globe around access to quality, locally relevant business education HEC Paris leads the pre-experience ranking for the sixth straight year The financial times published its 2016 Master in Finance rankings. GBSN member schools are at the top of the list! One in particular, HEC Paris has led the list in pre-experience… Read more >

AIM Offers New Programs for Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Individuals with STEAM Backgrounds

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is offering new programs for startups, entrepreneurs, and individuals with science, technology, engineering, architecture, agriculture, and medicine backgrounds. “Our new programs are responsive to the emerging needs of the current landscape. With the global spotlight continuing to be trained on Asia, the region needs managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who… Read more >

Down Memory Lane with the Association of African Business Schools

I was at Lagos Business School last month for the Association of African Business School’s annual conference. This was a lovely opportunity for me to meet old friends again and to reflect on progress achieved during the past decade. In 2005 GBSN, then a part of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, convened a workshop… Read more >

The Best Way to End Senior Year

Some students are not as lucky to have their first internship align directly with their field of study or career aspirations. I am happy to admit this was not the case for me. As communications and event planning intern, I had an opportunity to practice all that University of Maryland’s communication department instilled in me… Read more >

Rohit Verma from Cornell Joins the Academic Advisory Board

Rohit Verma, newly appointed Dean of External Relations for the newly formed College of Business at Cornell University joins the GBSN Academic Advisory Board. Welcome Dean Verma! Rohit Verma Dean of External Relations College of Business and Cornell University USA Rohit Verma is the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures ( and… Read more >

Making Teams Work

GBSN’s latest webinar presenter, Margaret Andrews, discusses her student teams class on higher education blog, StratEDgy. Andrews’ Tips and Traps in Using Student Teams webinar provided a glimpse into her team management class which is offered through Harvard University’s Harvard Extension School. Making Teams Work | By Margaret Andrews I’ve been a member, leader, and… Read more >

IESE Business School & Strathmore University Partner With Fuel Nonprofit for Capacity Building

GBSN member schools IESE Business School and Strathmore University collaborate with energy fuel nonprofit to solve the world’s extreme energy shortage. Fuel Freedom Foundation and Top European Business School Launch an Education and Capacity Building Program to Reduce Energy Poverty in Developing Nations Starting in Kenya, This Program Is Poised for Success Because It’s Country-specific,… Read more >

GBSN Adviser Speaks on Consolidating Africa’s Banks

Arnold Ekpe, Chairman Atlas Mara and Honorary President, Business Council for Africa speaks with This is Africa Editor Adrienne Klasa about the potential need for bank consolidation in Africa’s major markets. Ekpe acknowledges that with an excess of banks, suffering markets and currencies under pressure bank consolidation is a logical option. Despite successful conversations with… Read more >