Programs

Teams from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Botswana & Ghana Advance to the Finals in the Africa Business Concept Challenge

In its second year, the GBSN Africa Business Concept Challenge began with 293 students in 78 teams from 46 schools in 17 countries across Africa. The virtual student competition, sponsored by AACSB International and Thunderbird Africa Center for Excellence and supported by Peaqs, Association of African Business Schools, Stanford Seed and em lyon business school, aims to address local problems with innovative business solutions. The… Read more >

Call for Investors for the Africa Business Concept Challenge

We are proud to announce the second annual Africa Business Concept Challenge (ABCC) in partnership with Peaqs. This virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students will challenge teams to design a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063, and inclusive and sustainable development. As part of this experience, teams… Read more >

Bursaries Now Offered to Students Wanting to Specialize in Electricity at WBS

In response to South Africa’s ongoing power woes, Wits Business School (WBS) has introduced a new stream in its existing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management in the field of Energy Leadership which offers a specialisation in electricity. Further good news is that the school, through its partnership with the South African-German Energy Programme and Capacitates… Read more >

Top 6 Teams Advance to the Finals Round in The HUMLOG Challenge

After much deliberation over the solution packages submitted, GBSN is pleased to announce the TOP 6 TEAMS who will advance to the Finals Round of The 2021 HUMLOG Challenge. This year attracted 37 teams of 130 students from 21 schools in 16 countries. In order to improve the systems and processes that predict community resilience,… Read more >

CoArt CoAct – Sustainability Through Art

“…under certain conditions, however, art—which not only reflects social reality but also criticizes society, thus forming it—is suited to the diagnosis and cure of its ills.” (Arnold Hauser 1985, “Society as the Product of Art”, The Sociology of Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 310) “No one ever made a decision because of a… Read more >

Inclusivity and GBSN

For Otago Business School, it was essential to fully integrate the First Peoples of New Zealand in its new Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr) program. To deliver on such a promise and others like it, the school has two senior leadership positions, Associate Dean Māori and Associate Dean Pacific, charged with incorporating perspectives in the design… Read more >

Strengthening Disaster Resilience: The 2021 HUMLOG Challenge

Major hazards constantly threaten our communities, and climate change and population growth will only accelerate and exacerbate the threats. Yet, as these examples (and the Covid-19 pandemic) show, it is not easy to respond effectively and recover quickly from disasters. It is important to learn from our experiences, identify potential problems in advance, and develop and deploy workable solutions.

Announcing Winning Teams for GBSN Inaugural Africa Business Challenge

This past March 12 – May 14, GBSN hosted its first regionally focused virtual student competition, the GBSN Africa Business Challenge, supported by Peaqs, em lyon business school and Localized. Over the course of 6 weeks, student teams across the African continent worked hard to develop and illustrate a business concept that addressed a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to sustainable development and Agenda 2063. Over 80+ teams from 15 countries registered to compete for a chance to win the $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by AACSB International and Stanford Seed.

Evolution of the Case Method with The Case Centre

In anticipation of #worldcaseteachingday, we were honored to be joined by the Director of The Case Centre, Richard McCracken, who discussed the evolution and future of case teaching and writing with leaders from GBSN member schools at our February Cross-Border Collab.

GBSN Partners with Peaqs for the Africa Business Plan Challenge

GBSN is pleased to present its’ Africa Business Plan Challenge in a completely virtual format and has teamed up with Danish Edtech Startup Peaqs, in providing a platform to facilitate the competition. Peaqs is not so much a system for the organizers, as it is for the competition itself where student entrepreneurs continuously upload, display and refine their business cases in a kickstarter-like fashion. Judges, mentors and other key stakeholders can also logon and interact with the entrepreneurs via a comment function and a gamified stock market, where they play the role of ‘investors,’ and can allocate their funds in support of the projects they think are the best.