GBSN Welcomes Three New Schools

GBSN is proud to announce the acceptance of three new schools into our network. We welcome Leuphana University of LŸneburg, University of Management and Technology: Pakistan, and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business to our expanding list of world-class member schools. GBSN works with our member schools to build management education capacity for the developing… Read more >

Patrick Awuah awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for work at Ashesi University

Patrick Awuah, a friend of GBSN, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his extraordinary originality and dedication to Ashesi University, a four-year institution that he founded in 2002. Ashesi University, which is grounded in a liberal arts curriculum, seeks to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. It is the… Read more >

New Research Sheds Light on the Positives of MOOCs

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have been a highly debated topic of conversation from their inception in 2008. Many have argued on both sides about how effective they really are, as well as criticized the percentage of people that use them. However, in Harvard Business Review’s recent article Who’s Benefiting from MOOC’s, and Why, we… Read more >

The Rising Entrepreneurial Spirit in Young Africa

In Walter Baets’ article, “What Young Africans want from Business Education Programmes,” he emphasizes the rising demand for “shorter, more modular business courses” that are more flexible and hands-on than the courses offered in the pursuance of the MBA. The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) recently revealed a growing interest by sub-Saharan youth in… Read more >

AABS Will Pay for 500 High-Quality Case Studies for Member Schools

A wonderful opportunity for African faculty members to get access to high-quality teaching cases at no cost to them or their schools has opened earlier this month. Through an agreement with the Wits Business School Case Centre (WBS), the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) will pay for 500 copies of WBS case studies to… Read more >

Lagos Business School Making a Case for Success 24 Years on…

Twenty-four years ago, Lagos Business School (LBS) was a small institution in the Lagos metropolis offering management courses relevant to the Nigerian environment. Today, it is ranked by the Financial Times of London among globally renowned business schools in open enrolment and custom executive education. This record-breaking achievement has been possible, thanks to the School’s… Read more >

Design Thinking Pedagogy and Practice Webinar Highlights

On September 9, 2015, GBSN hosted a webinar called, “Design Thinking Pedagogy and Practice,” featuring Jeanne M. Liedtka, a professor of business administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. The webinar discussed the process of Design Thinking using a case study, and the methods in which it can be… Read more >

The “un-Conference”

We all have sat through conferences replete with formal statements and endless powerpoint presentations, Appropriately, as it deals with Disruptive Education Models from the Developing World, ours will be a refreshing “Un-conference,” inspired by Lewis Carrroll’s “Through the Looking Glass.” You remember Alice, congratulating Humpty Dumpty for his splendid cravat. The White King and Queen… Read more >

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Joins GBSN’s Executive Board

The Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College) decided to join GBSN’s Executive Board – the premier level of membership – and so demonstrates special support for our mission. I am particularly pleased because Tuck was literally present at GBSN’s birth, represented by Joseph Massey, then Director of the School’s Center for International Business, at a… Read more >