Program entries will demonstrate one or more of the following values:
Empowers and enables people
GBSN and EFMD are especially interested in programs targeting people who have been historically excluded from management education and development activities. For example, programs targeting people in developing countries, vulnerable populations such as refugees or low-income neighborhoods, rural communities without basic infrastructure, etc.
Catalyzes inclusive and sustainable development
The program has a direct positive impact on society beyond helping learners to find jobs or insights that can be shared from a published article. GBSN and EFMD are looking for programs that benefit business in a way that fosters sustainability and approaches beyond the narrow view on short-term profit making and shareholders.
Demonstrates contextual relevance
GBSN and EFMD believe that learning is most effective when it is contextually relevant. The program or initiative should have special meaning within the context most relevant for the learners. For example, the programs can show how content is localized and/or leverages peer-to-peer learning and builds-in context-specific experiential learning.
International connectivity and collaboration
Global connectivity can support local development. Describe how the program creates value through international connections, whether it be through GBSN, EFMD or other means.
2023 Winning Entry
Research center for women in senior management
IPADE Business School, Mexico
2023 Second & Third Place
Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP)
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
AI4SDG: AI for Sustainable Development Goals Collaboration Initiative
Woxsen University, India
2022 Winning Entry
MBA Lebanese Refugee Scholarships Initiative
Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University, UK
2022 Second & Third Place
SEED Network by IDEOS Program
HEC Montreal, Canada
Bauer College of Business University of Houston, United States