GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.
My recent trip to South Africa saw my personal and professional worlds collide in a way I had not intended. After much indecisiveness, I determined at the eleventh hour to make the forty-eight-hour roundtrip from Washington D.C. to Cape Town. I was headed home for the first time in over six months to first, hug my dog, and second, graduate from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) with a Master of Business Administration. Since I was headed to the region, we seized the opportunity to check-in with our five South African member schools. As a … Read More
Institutional Profile Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO Moscow, Russia school.skolkovo.ru Dean: Marat Atnashev GBSN Main Ambassador: Violetta Grigorieva, International Partnerships & Faculty Relations Director Accreditation: EQUIS The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS. It was founded in 2006 by a group of partners including Russian and international companies as well as individuals. Four values define SKOLKOVO’s school identity: openness to the world, entrepreneurial leadership, lifelong learning, and partnership. With those precepts in mind, the school strives to educate transformational leaders for Russia and the Eurasian region, connect Russia … Read More
The present-day business community calls for digital-savvy, problem-solving graduates. Today’s digital generation of learners and busy working professionals desire flexibility, convenience and real-world relevance. Business schools have had to adapt to meet these needs. GBSN member, The Open University is dedicated to offering a flexible higher education, accessible to students anywhere in the world. Since its beginnings over forty years ago, The OU has pioneered distance learning – and now its pioneering all over again with use of digital technology.
Administrative Science Quarterly and the Sonoco International Business Department at the Univ. of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business are pleased to co-host a conference and paper development workshop titled “Globalizing Organization Theory.” We will begin with a two-day conference to discuss how organizational scholarship is expanding into international contexts, and that is followed by a paper development workshop where authors will receive feedback from top scholars in the field. The call for submissions provides details on the theme and submission process.
In the framework of my PhD project, I undertook a research stay at Middlesex University Mauritius (www.middlesex.mu) at the beginning of 2019. In return for the university’s hospitality, I agreed to develop a research workshop series and thus to contribute to the university’s research goals. Together with Adeelah Kodabux and Denisha Seedoyal-Seereekissoon (current PhD students at Middlesex University Mauritius), we designed five workshops on the “Craft of Doing Research.” The workshops were targeted at current and future PhD students from Middlesex University Mauritius to provide valuable inputs on designing research projects successfully. Thanks to the support of the Global Business School Network, four of the five sessions were conducted by experienced scholars from different GBSN member universities.
GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange and development throughout our network of member schools. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border collaborations and help spread best practice throughout the network. Each year the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University Business School in the United Kingdom makes available a series of International Fellowships to support faculty from GBSN member institutions in other countries to visit and collaborate with Open University faculty. These faculty fellows visit the institution for a period of 3 to 6 weeks to work and learn … Read More
The Hanken School of Economics is extending premium scholarships to students currently studying at or alumni of GBSN member schools from developing countries who apply to and are accepted into Hanken’s 2-year Master’s Degree program in the 2019-2020 academic year.Following a competitive application process, two students from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi have been awarded scholarships to Hanken’s Master’s Degree Program.
Given the enormous reach and impact of global corporations, it is quite clear that corporate leaders have a big role to play in shaping the world of tomorrow. If we are to solve the problems of ecological destruction, staggering inequality and chronic poverty, business leaders must become messiahs of change, championing and directing their companies’ journey to create an equitable and sustainable world.As educators, we need to ask ourselves what role business schools should play in this journey towards corporate sustainability. What type of business school curriculum can help produce future corporate leaders, who have the courage and the empathy to make a difference in the world?If we introspect a little, we can see that business schools today have become simply an extension of corporate hiring departments. Rather than being centers of thought leadership, which encourage managers to think, to question business models, and to derive meaningful paths for themselves, business school curriculum seems to simply reflect corporate hiring priorities. Clearly, there is an urgent need to completely rethink business education, particularly in a world where poverty and inequality persists.
Businesses can, and must, ensure that the make positive contributions to society and to addressing the global challenges our world faces. In many ways, this can happen through markets, and government policy can help align business incentives and societal benefit. However, given limitations of both markets and governments, there is a role for businesses and their decision-makers to deliberately influence business decisions so that they contribute to societal progress. Business schools have their own responsibility to assist businesses and their leaders in actively pursuing this role. What are the new ways of doing business that are dynamic, nimble and creative … Read More