A Time to be Thankful and to Reflect: Making Progress on our Impact

Business Education, News from GBSN

Thanksgiving and the holiday period in December provide us with opportune moments to reflect on our lives, both personal and professional and be grateful for all that is good in our lives and also strengthen our resolve to work on areas where we need to improve. So I thought that I would use this last blog note of the calendar year 2019 to share a couple of reflections with you, especially as they pertain to business education and GBSN.

GBSN Welcome’s 7 New Member Schools

GBSN Member Schools, News from GBSN

The Global Business School Network is proud to welcome seven new member schools: Peking University HSBC Business School in Shenzhen, the University of Macau in Zhuhai, IE Business School in Spain, Ashesi University in Ghana, Cornivus Business School as its first member school in Hungary, NUCB Business School, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business as its first member in Japan, and the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics as its first member school in Rwanda. The network now consists of 105 member schools in 49 countries. GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. While the … Read More

Life at Hanken – An Experience Beyond Expectations

Business Education, GBSN Member Schools, News from GBSN

Hi! My name is Zara and I come from Pakistan. When I applied to Hanken for the MSc. Program in Business and Management, my main motivator was the excellent reputation of the Nordic education system, but little did I know that I was about to experience not just impeccable classroom learning, but also an extra-ordinary peer-to-peer network. Working in groups with people who teach you something new every time is an experience I am truly grateful to Hanken for. One of my classmates taught me some techniques to more effectively interact with people. Yet another classmate taught me a great … Read More

Hanken is a World of Its Own – Reflections from a Scholarship Recipient

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A young man who had spent a good part of his formative educational years dissatisfied with the education system in his country soon found his niche in the world of Finance. Now, studying at the Hanken School of Economics, that very young man sees hope that with his experience he will be able to bring about the change his country so desperately needs. Growing up in a country like Pakistan has never been easy if you do not come from a background of privilege. For the struggling middle class even basic rights such as quality education become a matter of … Read More

The Work of Business Schools: How It Is Changing and Why That Matters

Business Education, News from GBSN

How would you describe the work of business schools? Most people go straight to the teaching. Business schools teach business and management through a wide range of degree programs and executive education, helping learners to build and navigate careers as managers. Those more familiar with the industry add that business schools conduct objective and rigorous research to inform practicing managers and policy makers, as well as support teaching. In short, business schools develop skills, insights, and opportunities for organizations and the people who manage them.

The Voice of Business Schools Should Not be Silenced

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Brazil’s Fundaçao Dom Cabral (FDC) is what I call “a business school with a heart”. Ranked 8 th worldwide by the Financial Times for customized executive education, it trains about 40,000 executives from mid-size and large companies every year. All FDC’s activities are informed by a Covenant drawn up in 2006, which expresses the institution’s commitment to ethics in its relations with all its stakeholders. I quote Article VII: “Ethics: concentrating on practicing loyalty, trust and transparency in our relations with third parties while recognizing our mistakes and correcting our paths”. Disasters Last week I was privileged to participate in … Read More

Chairman’s Corner: The Global Innovation Index and Reflections from China

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I was invited to participate in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Annual Meeting of the New Champions which was held in early July in Dalian, China.  Also, I was pleased to be part of a high profile launch of the Global Innovation Index in New Delhi on 24th July. I will use this blog to share some of my reflections from these two professional engagements.

Returning to China after a gap of some months is always interesting as the country seems to continue to change at a fast pace. I had taken part in several prior editions of the WEF’s Annual Summits in China and it is interesting to see how the WEF China Summit has now become focused exclusively on technology and innovation. This is not surprising per se as China’s rise in the technology domain is now recognized by many.

New Member Spotlight: Universitas Gadjah Mada

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Institutional Profile Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia www.ugm.ac.id Dean: Eko Suwardi, Ph. D. GBSN Ambassadors: Kusdhianto Setiawan, Ph. D., Vice Dean for Assets, Finance & Human Resources and Prof. Mahfud Sholihin, Ph. D., Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs Accreditations: AACSB and National Board Accreditation With its 5500 students ranging from undergraduate, master, and doctorate program, FEB UGM has 13 study programs which covers 3 programs: Accounting, Economics, and Management. FEB UGM states its vision “to be the leading faculty of economics and business in Indonesia by rising to international challenge” and its mission as “Enriched by our vibrant international … Read More

Purpose, Potential, and People: Reflections on My First Six Months as CEO of the Global Business School Network

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Six months ago I joined the Global Business School Network (GBSN) for what I call the three P’s—the purpose, the potential, and the people. So you might ask, have I found what was looking for? Is the purpose everything I thought it was? What is GBSN’s potential? Have I connected with new and interesting people? It seems like a good time to reflect on my experience and share thoughts about the journey.