GBSN Members in South Africa

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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

Prioritizing Local Relevance in the Global Business School Network

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What if we took a group of high performing managers from Canadian paper mills and placed them in the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia. Would they succeed? Regardless of whether you answered yes, no, or maybe, your responses to questions like this one can reveal a lot about the work we’re doing at the Global Business School Network (GBSN). Since we were created by the World Bank 17 years ago, our vision has been for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. We want to achieve that vision by “improving access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world.” As my experience grows with GBSN, so does my respect for the local relevance part of our mission. Here are three ways that we are prioritizing local relevance in our work.

The Beauty of Online Education

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For a third year GBSN Member, The Open University Business School hosted two faculty fellows from Strathmore University and the Narxoz Business School. Dr. Ainura Kaldarova from Narxoz Business School in Kazakhstan recently visited the OU after successfully applying through the Global Business School Network (GBSN) faculty fellowship. This offers academics from institutions in developing countries the opportunity to learn about the OU’s approach to distance and online learning. Here Ainura recalls her month-long stay in Milton Keynes as an International Fellow.

Escaping the Purgatory of Research Through GSERM

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I am a proud beneficiary of the Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) training offered by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. My name is Kennedy Musyoka, a Doctoral student at the United States International University (USIU) – Africa (www.usiu.ac.ke). GSERM was not only worth an experience but also a game changer for me!! GSERM gave an opportunity of a lifetime in regard to my Attitude, Skills, and Knowledge. These were enhanced in a way that cannot be described. One has to attend the GSERM training to experience.  My very special acknowledgments go to the Global Business School Network … Read More

Chairman’s Corner: Leading in a World of Innovation Acceleration

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While the acceleration of innovation presents a formidable challenge for most business school leaders, it also presents an exceptional set of opportunities for the few who dare to innovate and change. The few who are inspired to re-imagine the future and take risks. The few who are disciplined to execute with determination and resilience. So how should business school leaders react to these accelerations in the pace of innovation?

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