The Open University Business School Announces 2019 GBSN Faculty Fellows

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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 Past Four Months: A GBSN Intern’s Experience

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Maia Lee Sang was the Communications & Event Planning intern for Global Business School Network in spring 2019. After four months of interning at GBSN, it feels like I just started my first day a week ago.  There’s so much experience that I have gained in what feels like so little time, and now I have so many more skills to add to my resume.  I remember after a few weeks of working at GBSN; I spoke to my parents about some of my daily responsibilities and they replied feeling like I was enjoying myself.  And I was–I appreciated that … Read More

Inside GBSN: An Intern’s Experience

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Stephanie Erskine was the spring Program and Network Intern at the Global Business School Network. My experience interning with the Global Business School Network as the Program and Network Intern has been phenomenal. The opportunity greatly aided my development in working towards an International Affairs degree at the George Washington University. At GWU, I am concentrating in International Economics, and minoring in Business Administration. The work that I’ve done at GBSN has greatly influenced my studies, and has furthered my interest in the fields of Education Equality and Development. During my time at GBSN, I worked directly with Nicole Zefran, … Read More

Qais Mohammadi Receives 2019 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

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OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (April 3, 2019) Qais Mohammadi, Assistant Professor and Department Head, Kardan University, Kabul, Afghanistan, has been named a regional recipient of the 2019 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Professor Mohammadi will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the ACBSP Conference 2019, June 21- 24 in Houston, Texas. He will receive a crystal medallion and a $250 check. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate degreegranting … Read More

GBSN Welcomes 3 New Member Schools to the Network

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The Global Business School Network is pleased to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, ESMT Berlin in Germany and the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University in China. The network now consists of 76 members in 40 countries. Founded in 1982, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University was the first Asian school to cultivate fruitful partnerships with top business schools in the United States – including Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Together, Sasin and its partners created … Read More

Lisa Leander Returns to GBSN as Senior Advisor

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When I left GBSN in 2016 after eight exceptional years of managing membership, my goal was to gain practical experience in understanding how to grow a small business and deliver a curriculum.   I have had some incredible experiences running an international growth accelerator for women business owners of small and medium enterprises.  Through online courses, modules, assignments and in-person trainings, I spent time working one-on-one with women business owners in developing countries.  From understanding ideal customers, to analyzing revenue channels or navigating financial ratios, I experienced first-hand the challenges and successes business owners face in the developing world.   It was … Read More

CEO’s Message: Creating Locally-Relevant Content and Experiences

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Dear GBSN Member Teams, Thank you for such a warm welcome to the Global Business School Network (GBSN). It has been a little more than a month since I started as CEO. During that time I met many of you and have been energized by the work we are doing together. Your commitment to improving access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world is palpable. And that makes GBSN truly distinctive and vital to the future not only of management education, but also of business and society. As you read this letter, the GBSN Experiential … Read More

GBSN Welcomes HEC Montréal and the Goa Institute of Management to the Network

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The Global Business School Network is pleased to announce the acceptance of two new member schools: HEC Montreal in Canada and the Goa Institute of Management in India. The network now consists of 73 members in 40 countries. The Mission of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is to create knowledge & nurture leaders for sustainable business and an inclusive society for India and the world while maintaining strong & ongoing commitment to Goa.  As a leading business school in an emerging market, GIM is concerned about issues that are important to developing countries. GIM joins GBSN with the belief … Read More

The Future of Management Education is Experiential

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For me this brief interaction pointed to three interesting developments in management education. First, it provided an example of the blurring boundaries between what companies and business schools do. Second, it revealed some of the key advantages of ‘learning by doing” to develop managers and leaders. Third, it demonstrated the importance of context in creating meaningful and effective learning experiences.