News from GBSN

Brown stepping down as Gies Business Dean after historic 9-year run

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brown, Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor in Business and Dean of Gies College of Business, has announced that this academic year will be his final year as dean. He plans to step down in 2024 after his successor is found. Brown joined Gies Business in 2002 and has served as dean since… Read more >

Teams from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya Advance to ABCC 2024 Finals Round

In March, the fourth annual Africa Business Concept Challenge (ABCC) started with 100 teams from 91 universities in 19 African countries. The competition challenges student teams to develop a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063. The virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students is sponsored… Read more >

AUC School of Business Holds 5th Edition of Annual Business Forum About the Changing Role of Business Schools in Society

Roundtable 1 on “Real Estate Investment in a Challenging Economic Environment” illuminated the path for meaningful growth in real estate, advocating for a knowledge-driven approach to market challenges. Roundtable 2 on “Beyond the Pyramids: Crafting a Sustainable Future for Hospitality and TourismManagement in Egypt” uncovered the potential for a reimagined Egyptian experience, underpinned by skilled… Read more >

Professor Gerardine Doyle wins Diversity & Inclusion Leader/Emerging Leader Award National Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Professor Gerardine Doyle wins Diversity & Inclusion Leader/Emerging Leader Award National Diversity and Inclusion Awards On Thursday, February 8, Professor Gerardine Doyle was awarded the 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Leader/Emerging Leader Award at the National Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2024 in Dublin. Eleven winners were recognised for their outstanding work with Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) across award categories covering… Read more >

Howard University Alumna selected as Inaugural UCD Smurfit Scholarship Awardee

Annylah Clarke, a UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Masters in MSc Food Business Strategy student, was recently awarded the inaugural Howard University and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarship.  “Receiving this scholarship means everything to me,” said Clarke. “To be recognized for my work ethic and merit and given the chance to study… Read more >

The Carpenter and the Gardener: Nurturing Growth in Business Schools

If you are a parent and, like me, anxious to get better at it, you probably know about the carpenter and gardener metaphor popularized by Alison Gopnik, a professor at the University of California Berkeley. Being a carpenter, she says, is about molding a child into an adult who has a particular set of characteristics…. Read more >

A Whakatauki for the World

“Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi” is a Māori proverb, or whakatauki. It translates into “with your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive” and carries my humble holiday message to the GBSN community.  To be sure, I’m not an expert on Māori, People of the Land… Read more >

Recent News from Woxsen University

Woxsen University Launches Asia-LatAm Alliance (ALLiance) to Drive Global Research and Innovation Collaboration Woxsen University has taken a pioneering step by launching the Asia-LatAm Alliance (ALLiance), a dynamic consortium comprising six leading universities from Asia and Latin America. This initiative aims to drive global research and innovation by fostering close collaboration among these prominent institutions…. Read more >