Elliott, Davis recognized for contributions to educational diversity

In recognition of their efforts to advance diversity in education, Gies College of Business Associate Dean Brooke Elliott and alumna Dr. Airies Davis (MBA ‘13) were awarded the Educational Diversity Impact Award at the 15th annual Egretha Awards gala held December 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Happy Holidays: I Am Because We Are

With ubuntu in mind, Dan LeClair explores community and purpose in his holiday message to GBSN Community. Dear GBSN Community, “Ubuntu.” That’s what my wife said when I asked for suggestions about the holiday message I was setting out to write. Dr. Bella Galperin is an accomplished management professor and has written about leadership in… Read more >

Leeds Students Reach the Final of International Business Agility Lab

Leeds International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu reached the final of the International Business Agility Lab hosted by the University of Maryland, USA. Leeds University Business School offers congratulations to International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu who reached the final of the International Business (IB) Agility Labs Case challenge, hosted by the University of… Read more >

(Back to) the Future of Business Education

While most of these fictional inventions have not (yet) become reality in the 21st century, a multitude of other, much deeper changes have occurred, and not just between the 1980’s and now: many have happened in just the past 20 years.  In 2000, businesses relied on faxes more than emails, phones were not “smart” and… Read more >

Bursaries Now Offered to Students Wanting to Specialize in Electricity at WBS

In response to South Africa’s ongoing power woes, Wits Business School (WBS) has introduced a new stream in its existing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management in the field of Energy Leadership which offers a specialisation in electricity. Further good news is that the school, through its partnership with the South African-German Energy Programme and Capacitates… Read more >

Wits Business School joins SAtion in building a shared ecosystem towards 4IR in South Africa

SAtion, formed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and enabled by management consultancy IQbusiness, grew out of another social enterprise called ‘COBRA’ (Covid-19 Business Rescue Assistance) which, through its 90 partners offering shared value services, had a massive impact on safeguarding the livelihood of small businesses through Covid, and also on those that suffered in… Read more >

5 Tips on How to Thrive in a Virtual Classroom

What does it take to thrive in a virtual classroom? At the William Davidson Institute, we’ve had plenty of opportunity to explore this question in the past couple of years, as our Global Virtual Learning Center has been busily running online management programs. Even pre-Covid, we were running many virtual programs — the pandemic put that into high gear. Here are some things that will help students in online programs, based on our experiences.

The SWIFT Institute – GBSN Case Writing Grant Competition: Exploring How to Minimize Cybersecurity Risks in Africa

As is the case everywhere, the financial sector has always been the most vulnerable and the main target of cyber-attacks, hence the importance of equipping financial institutions with the right tools and knowledge to ensure their resilience to such threats. Financial institutions in the developing world and emerging markets are more vulnerable to such attacks… Read more >

Announcing the GBSN Beyond 2021 Competition Winning Teams

In true fashion of “Going Beyond” for the 2021 virtual conference, GBSN was honored to continue our partnered track competitions from last year – the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition in partnership with the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics and the Microsimulation Development Lab faculty competition in partnership with CapsimInbox, while also introducing our leader’s track competition, the Going Beyond… Read more >