Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business Win EFMD Case Writing Competition

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Issued by: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business A searching look at Lonmin Plc Mining and the role of investors following the Marikana massacre in 2012 has won first prize in the prestigious 2017 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the African Business Case category. Co-authored by Associate Professor Stephanie Giamporcaro from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and GSB alumnus and Milpark Education Dean: Financial Planning and Insurance, Marilize Putter, the study is entitled: Lonmin Plc: Mining and responsible investment – dangerous liaisons? It poses hard questions about the role of investors and shareholders in business and is … Read More

IESE Business School Ranked 1st in the World for Executive Education by Financial Times

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IESE’s Executive Education programs have been ranked the best in the world for the fourth straight year by the Financial Times, with the school standing out for the quality of its teaching, the diversity of its faculty and its international scope. In addition to coming first overall in the combined ranking, IESE ranked first for custom programs for the fourth straight year, and third in open programs. The FT ranks custom and open programs separately, and then produces an overall rating for all Executive Education. Regarding custom programs, which are tailor-made courses for organizations, IESE scored high marks across the board, placing in the top five spots in … Read More

CEIBS & ESCA Ecole de Management Partnership Provides Scholarships

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The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and ESCA Ecole de Management have agreed to work together to make business management education more accessible. The initiative, the latest in CEIBS’ efforts as a socially responsible business school, will make it easier for individuals from Morocco to enrol in the CEIBS MBA and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programmes.

Transformational Gift from Batten Foundation Establishes New $30 Million Scholarship Program at UVA Darden

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the new Batten Foundation Darden Worldwide Scholarship program. A $15 million gift from the Batten Foundation unlocked a matching gift from UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, and the resulting $30 million endowment will ultimately provide every student in Darden’s full-time MBA program a scholarship to attend a Darden Worldwide course at no incremental cost. “We are incredibly grateful to the Batten Foundation for enabling this game-changing opportunity, which positions Darden to provide each MBA student funding for a global course through a scholarship,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley. “This gift will have a major impact on Darden. It … Read More

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Hosts First African MBA World Summit

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The UCT Graduate School of Business is hosting this year’s MBA World Summit, an event that harnesses the collective thinking power of the top 100 MBA students from high-ranking international business schools and is being held for the first time on African soil. One hundred MBA students from the world’s best business schools are in Cape Town this week to attend the 5th MBA World Summit – an event that seeks to empower exceptional students to act as global change agents and contribute their collective experience toward changing the world for the better. With a focus on creating impact, the Summit … Read More

Wits Business School Launches First Executive Education Program in Digital Business in South Africa

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GBSN member school Wits Business School recently launched its new executive education program in Digital Business, which will be the first program of its kind in South Africa. Together with the digital solutions company BCX, a subsidiary of the Telkom Group, the programs have been designed to train 205 junior, middle and senior managers at BCX. The different programs Future Leaders in Digital Business, Digital Business Management and Digital Business Executive Programme will start in March and last around 24 days in duration, completed in study blocks. The participants will graduate at end of February 2019. “The programmes have been … Read More

Reflections – Digitalization is Here

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As I reflect on the last six months at GBSN, one of the high points of my position is when I can participate in conferences that are addressing topical issues in our field. I recently had the opportunity to attend the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich on 25 – 26 January. I was looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting GBSN members in person that I have been corresponding with and connecting with new colleagues from across the world.  It was a great event, with more than 390 … Read More

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

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