MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Conference on Leveraging Analytics for a Proactive Health System

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 29, 2018 – The transition of health systems from fee-for-service to value-based payments requires major redesign. Future systems must transform to be proactive in managing the health of populations and still meet outcome and sustainable economic goals. Technology innovations could drive a redesigned health system that benefits all participants. A thought leader on this topic, the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation (HSI) at the MIT Sloan School of Management will host the Designing for Health: Leveraging Analytics for a Proactive Health System Conference on Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018 for practitioners, government and industry leaders, and members of the MIT community. … Read More

HEC Paris Launches its First office for West and Central Africa in Abidjan

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HEC Paris celebrates the opening of its first office for West and Central Africa, in Abidjan. The HEC office, which benefits from the continued support of CGECI, aims to train hundreds of financial managers and business strategists each year and to promote and develop the school’s activities in this region. The opening ceremony, sponsored by Ivory Coast’s First Lady, Dominique Folloroux Ouattara, was attended by Nathalie Lugagne (Associate Dean of HEC Paris Executive Education), Armelle Dufour (Director of all Global Initiatives  projects), Alexis John Ahyee (Director of HEC Paris’ office for West and Central Africa) as well as key Ivorian leaders, such as … Read More

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Earns AACSB Accreditation

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GBSN member and leading business school in India, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has earned AACSB accreditation.   Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and, as a result, has been earned by only 5 % of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 187 institutions maintain a supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs. AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of … Read More

ESCA Ecole de Management Earns AACSB Accreditation

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GBSN member school, ESCA Ecole de Management, earns AACSB accreditation on November 26, 2018, becoming the first business school in Morocco and Francophone Africa to earn this accreditation! ESCA Ecole de Management is State recognized Business School. It is also a reference in higher education of management, in North Africa and in the Mediterranean region. Founded in 1992, it has a network of more than 3800 laureates and trains 1100 students, executives and managers every year in its study programs and through its continuing education department. It aims to train a new generation of high-potential executives in Morocco and Africa, … Read More

UCT Graduate School of Business Partners with World Economic Forum to Bring the Young Global Leaders Conference to Cape Town for the First Time

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The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is partnering with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to host the Young Global Leaders (YGL) Africa Education Module from 18-21 November in Cape Town for the first time. The WEF runs education modules for the YGL community and alumni groups alongside leading universities across the world. The YGL Africa Education module, titled “Effective Leadership for a Future Africa” will bring together YGLs and alumni who seek to make a personal and professional impact, not just in Africa, but beyond. Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte, who … Read More

Kardan University Earns Accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education

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Kardan University has received accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) following the completion of three stages of quality assurance review conducted by MoHE external peer reviewers. Kardan University has received the highest accreditation score of 89.54 among Afghanistan’s five newly accredited public and private universities, including American University of Afghanistan, Kandahar University, Kabul Medical University and Kabul University.  The quality assurance review process includes on-site examination of the institution’s strategic plans, academic and administrative systems, management and leadership capabilities, research and innovation, student services as well as quality assurance standards. MoHE in collaboration with the World Bank’s Higher … Read More

GBSN Welcomes First Member School From Kazakhstan

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of a new member, Narxoz Business School in Kazakhstan. The network now consists of 74 members in 40 countries. With an expanding presence in Central Asia, Narxoz Business School joins GBSN as the first member in Kazakhstan. Founded in 1963, Narxoz University lies at the heart of Central Asia, a region presenting both unique challenges and opportunities for new models of management education in emerging markets. Originally called the International Business School (IBS), Narxoz Business School continues to engage with innovative business projects, business research and MBA programs.  Through partnerships … Read More

US and China Trade War: Less Suez Canal Traffic, More Chinese Products for Egypt?

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Amid speculations of a trade war that could potentially break out between China and the United States (US) and may surpass the mere imposition of tariffs, uncertainty lingers regarding the impact of such a war on global trade and the global economy – and other countries. The question remains: What would a trade war between the two mega economies really mean for Egypt and the Middle East? Implications of a trade war on EgyptFrom a global perspective, vice president of US-based public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Stephen Ezell tells Business Forward that if a trade war … Read More

Women Entrepreneurship Lowest in MENA Region: How a Guide Aims to Change That

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The rate of female entrepreneurs has been globally expanding in recent years, and women of the Arab world are part of the process as well. However, the number of women in the Arab world owning businesses is still 30 percent lower than other countries, according to a report released in 2017 by online payment platform Payfort. A new initiative by the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES), in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW) and Canada’s Embassy in Egypt, launched a guide for potential female entrepreneurs in Egypt to help them get started with their businesses – a … Read More

University of St. Gallen, HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School Master’s in Management Programs Ranked in Top 5

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Marking its first year to reach 100 schools, the Financial Times has released its 2018 rankings of masters of management. According to the FT, the 100 institutions surveyed included programs from 27 countries with more than 30,000 enrolled students. GBSN member schools, the University of St. Gallen, HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School, dominate this year’s rankings by making the top 5. This marks the 8th consecutive year the University of St. Gallen’s Master’s in Strategy and International Management Program has ranked 1st. HEC Paris’ has been ranked 2nd for the 5th consecutive year. ESSEC Business School moves up one position … Read More