News from GBSN

Montpellier Business School Launched the “Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformations” (COAST) Chair

In March 2021 Montpellier Business School (MBS) launched the “Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformations” (COAST) Chair held by Dr. Helen Etchanchu and Dr. Domenico Dentoni. The COAST Chair explores the various drivers of societal change and transition mechanisms to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It combines two fundamental and inseparable pillars to… Read more >

American University in Cairo (AUC) Top African University That Produces Startup Founders, New Research

According to recently published research compiled by Antler, a Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm, out of all African universities the American University in Cairo produced the highest proportion of individuals who went on to found highly successfully startups. More specifically, the report referred to growth-stage startups (ones that raised more than $10 million), soonicorns (raised… Read more >

Lessons from Practice: Insights on Cybersecurity Strategy for Business Leaders, From SMES to Global Enterprises

A new report has expert insight from industry-leading cybersecurity and risk practitioners on the cyber threat faced by today’s organisations. Importantly, there are recommendations and practical steps to develop a cybersecurity strategy aimed at business leaders and practitioners in organisations of all sizes. James Crotty and Professor Elizabeth Daniel are the co-authors of Lessons from… Read more >

Art for Change

When I consider the ways I can catalyze positive change in the world, my first thought is always about influencing people. It was for this reason that I initially chose a business education. Businesses – for better or for worse – are some of the greatest sources of influence today, whether through political lobbying or… Read more >

Management Students Tackling Climate Change With Paintbrushes

Hence, it remains to be seen how this adaptation will take place: whether it is replicating the old models that brought us here – or whether to a rupture that will lead us towards fairer, more inclusive, and more resilient societies, with the final comprehension that we are nature, affecting and being affected by Earth’s complex dynamics.

And what do business schools have to do with all this? Everything! As educators, we cannot continue to fail to educate future managers and leaders to understand that planetary boundaries exist, and that companies and organizations need to operate within them. Furthermore, we cannot be satisfied with teaching “new” sustainability-oriented management tools or with how to design a good ESG strategy in companies. This is not enough in the face of a hotter, more unequal, more violent, and less democratic world.

Western Governors University Launches One-year, Affordable, Online, Competency-based Graduate Business Degrees

In an effort to continue to expand access and equitable attainment of high quality business credentials, Western Governors University (WGU) recently launched one-year paths for its MBA, MBA Information Technology Management, MBA Healthcare Management, and MS Management & Leadership programs. At a cost of around $9,000 and an average salary increase ranging from $10,000-$16,200 depending… Read more >

Celebrating the Spirit of GBSN Beyond

Nine years ago I read about a $150 million gift to start an innovation center at Stanford University. What’s special about an innovation center in Silicon Valley? Well, the gift was specifically to alleviate poverty by creating the Stanford Institute for Innovation for Developing Economies. The institute, known as Stanford Seed, would bring together scholars… Read more >

New Member Spotlight: Zhejiang University International Business School

GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.