New Member Spotlight: Ecobank Academy

GBSN Member Schools, News from GBSN

Operating in all sub-Saharan Africa regions, Ecobank Academy is one of the largest corporate universities in Africa. Each year Ecobank Academy trains more than 14,000 in 40 countries (36 in Africa and 4 out of Africa). 

While it has state of the art campuses across the continent, Ecobank Academy has been an early adopter of digital and virtual learning, and it offers its programs using virtual instructor-led, eLearning and instructor-led.  

Founded in 2012 and became operational in 2014, Ecobank Academy is the first truly pan-African corporate university and is the epicenter of structured, innovative, and sustainable learning.

Innovating in the Midst of COVID-19: Lessons from FEA – University of São Paulo

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Most every business school around the world has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by providing online instruction in new and enhanced ways. For FEA – University of São Paulo (FEA USP), a public institution, pedagogy is just one example of how the school is adapting to the new environment and connecting its knowledge to the needs of society. “We were able to adapt very quickly to teaching online,” explained Moacir de Miranda Oliveira, Head of the Business Administration Department at FEA USP. “Two of my colleagues – Professors Adriana Marotti de Mello and Ana Carolina Rodrigues – came to me … Read More

New Member Spotlight: University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law

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Institutional Profile University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law Sweden https://handels.gu.se/english The School of Business, Economics and Law is one out of eight faculties at the University of Gothenburg, a public institution for higher education and research. The school was founded in 1923 as a private initiative, serving a growing need for internationally oriented academic and professional education among Gothenburg’s manufacturing companies, shipping firms, and trading houses. Today, the School has 3700 full-time students and 500 faculty members and staff, of whom about 125 are full professors or associate professors. The school also has an extensive network of … Read More

GBSN Welcomes a New Network Engagement Coordinator!

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The GBSN family would like to welcome Emma Martens as our new Network Engagement Coordinator. As a Network Engagement Coordinator, Emma will be working closely with GBSN member institutions and partners across the globe to design and support programs and activities that engage the membership base and the broader network. Prior to accepting the role as Network Engagement Coordinator, Emma served as GBSN’s Communications and Events Intern. Before coming to GBSN, Emma worked on the Special Events team at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where she worked on a wide variety of events including the Annual KC … Read More

New Member Spotlight: IFIM Business School

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Institutional Profile IFIM BUSINESS SCHOOL India https://www.ifimbschool.com/ Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore is currently amongst the first six business schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. It is nestled in the heart of Electronic City in Bengaluru, which puts it a stone’s throw away from India’s leading Tech and IT companies. In the backdrop of rapid technological change and disruptions ranging from sharing platforms to pandemics, IFIM Business School in its newest avatar – IFIM 3.0 – is committed to be the most sought after destination for quality management education in India, that will prepare … Read More

New Member Spotlight: Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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      Institutional Profile Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu Gies College of Business intentionally designs its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 7,000 future business leaders, including 3,100 undergraduates, from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy. Gies Business, which is ranked as a top 10 public business school and the #2 accounting program in the US, is regularly recognized as leader in … Read More

New Member Spotlight: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

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Institutional Profile Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) The Netherlands www.rsm.nl Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is the top-ranked, international business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. RSM provides high quality research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Its full-service range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive … Read More

GBSN Welcomes a New Program Coordinator!

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The GBSN family would like to welcome its newest member of the team, Madeline Handler.  As a Program Coordinator, Maddie will be working to support the development and execution of the GBSN international events and programs that engage our members through the exchange of knowledge and best practice across the network.  She will be working closely with member institutions and partners across the globe that advance GBSN’s mission to improve access to quality locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Maddie graduated from Southeastern University in Florida with degrees in international business, marketing, and French after studying … Read More

COVID-19 in Africa

Administrators, News from GBSN, Thought Leadership

It is not easy to comprehend the coronavirus outbreak in its global entirety and keep up with its fast-moving developments. It’s even more difficult to understand what it means in a place that is far away and very different from where you live. While the general principles of good hygiene and basic concepts of social distancing and sheltering at home are universal, the contexts in which they are applied are not uniform. Even small differences in economic and political systems, healthcare infrastructures, cultures, news and social media platforms, histories, and more, can lead to very different strategies, experiences, and outcomes … Read More