University of St. Gallen Announces Winners of GBSN Scholarships to 2018 Global School of Empirical Research Methods

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For a fifth consecutive year, the University of St. Gallen is extending scholarship opportunities to its two-week Empirical Research Methods Symposia in Switzerland, for doctoral students currently studying at GBSN member schools in Africa and the Middle East. Following a competitive application process, four doctoral students from Strathmore Business School have been awarded scholarships to the 2018 Global School of Empirical Research Methods (GSERM). The GSERM is a high-calibre integrated program teaching methodology for PhD students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. The GSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research.  These GBSN scholars … Read More

Andreas Whittmer from the University of St. Gallen Joins GBSN Academic Advisory Board

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GBSN is pleased to welcome Andreas Whittmer, Head of International Networks and Academic Director of the CEMS Master of International Management at the University of St. Gallen, to the GBSN Academic Advisory Board. Membership applications to the network are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the Academic Advisory Board, comprised of GBSN member school representatives who look for business schools that demonstrate excellence, innovation, internationalization and a willingness to engage in GBSN’s mission and activities. Andreas Wittmer Head of International NetworksAcademic Director of the CEMS Master of International Management Senior Lecturer in Management with special focus on AviationUniversity of St. Gallen Dr. Andreas Wittmer is Head of … Read More

GBSN Welcomes Three New Member Schools from Peru, Finland and Lebanon

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business in Lebanon, CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School in Peru, and Hanken School of Economics in Finland. The network now consists of 75 members in 40 countries. American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business is GBSN’s first member in Lebanon, CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School is GBSN’s first member in Peru, and Hanken School of Economics is GBSN’s first member in Finland.  GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. GBSN looks forward … Read More

Spring Internship Reflections

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I served as GBSN’s Network Engagement Intern this spring. As an International Relations Bachelor’s of Arts student at American University, I am extremely grateful for my time spent at GBSN working with such a passionate group of people. Having a strong interest in international development and the non-profit sector as well as an appreciation for higher education, GBSN provided me with a holistic hands-on experience in the field. During my internship, I was able to work closely with Fabienne, the Executive Director, on programing logistics and network engagement strategy. While interning with GBSN we organized the Learning By Doing Summit … Read More

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business Announces Winners of GBSN Scholarships for the 2018 International Summer University

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WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business Announces Winners of GBSN Scholarships to its 2018 International Summer University. Six students from GBSN member schools will be traveling to Vienna for the intensive short program that will provide an excellent opportunity for international education.

A Parting Lesson on the Universal Need for Management Skills

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of GBSN’s newest member schools, IMT Dubai, while I was attending the Global Education and Skills Forum on behalf of GBSN. It is always enlightening to interact with educators who are putting into practice the principle of quality, locally relevant education. IMT Dubai is no exception. Its dynamic Dean, Francois Therin, took me on a tour through a campus at once globally aware and intensely localized. At IMT Dubai I saw modern classroom design with movable chairs, multiple screens and a brainstorming wall. A music room featured a drum set and … Read More

My Internship Experience at GBSN

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I had the honor of being GBSN’s first international intern, moving to DC from Germany. I study Communication and Media Sciences at the University of Bremen and I was searching for an internship to complete my studies, preferably in the US, because an American internship on your CV is always a big advantage. Having a strong interest in development work and aiming to work for international NGOs after graduation, GBSN turned out to be the perfect opportunity to gain practical experience and work with people around the world. As the International Communication and Event Planning Intern I worked closely with … Read More

Developing Deans: Combining International Best Practice with Innovation

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Business school deans and directors face similar challenges when first assuming their positions: setting strategy, managing risks, supporting faculty, and leading a diverse group of stakeholders. For institutions in the developing world, these tasks require resourceful leadership that combines international best practice with locally relevant solutions. GBSN hosted a Cross-Border Coffee Break on Developing Deans: Combining International Best Practice with Innovation on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The virtual conversation, led by Rohit Verma, Dean of External Affairs at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, served as an introduction to the GBSN Developing Deans Program, which is currently accepting applications. The … Read More

Reflections – Digitalization is Here

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As I reflect on the last six months at GBSN, one of the high points of my position is when I can participate in conferences that are addressing topical issues in our field. I recently had the opportunity to attend the EFMD Deans and Directors General Conference hosted by the TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich on 25 – 26 January. I was looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting GBSN members in person that I have been corresponding with and connecting with new colleagues from across the world.  It was a great event, with more than 390 … Read More