GBSN October/November eNewsletter

GBSN February eNewsletter – Graduate Degree Courses on Mobile Phones, A Worldwide First
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> Conducting Sound Accounting Research Webinar Highlights
>> Strathmore Business School Joins Executive Board
>> Chicago Booth School of Business Civic Scholars Program
>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

2016 EFMD MBA Conference
March 13-15, 2016
Barcelona, Spain

AACSB Business Accreditation Seminar
March 14-15, 2016
Taipei, Taiwan

School of Business-CIK 2016 Conference
March 15-17, 2016
Cairo, Egypt

Festival of Geopolitics Grenoble
March 16-19, 2016
Grenoble, France

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting
April 3-5, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

2016 EFMD MENA Conference
April 11-13, 2016
Cairo, Egypt

14th Annual BMDA Conference 
April 20-22, 2016
Minsk, Belarus

eLearning Africa 2016 Conference
May 24-26,2016
Cairo, Egypt

MIT Big Data Conference
May 26, 2016
Bogota, Colombia

2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference
June 1-3, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education
August 1, 2016
Phnom Phen, Cambodia

24th CEEMAN Annual Conference
September 28-30, 2016

GBSN & EFMD Joint Conference in Africa
November 7-9, 2016
Accra, Ghana


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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannI have bored audiences for years now, repeating that scaling management or any other kind of higher education in low-income regions would only be achieved via mobile phones. That is because relatively few people in Africa, India and other parts of the developing world have computers, but virtually everyone has access to mobile phones. What was missing until now was a sustainable business model for mobile education in low-income environments.

I am thrilled that Silicon Valley’s One University Network (OUN) and Nairobi’s Strathmore University are pioneering a partnership to offer degree courses on phones, a worldwide first. OUN offers a platform for competency-based education, allowing students to move at their own pace. OUN provides coaches who mentor individual students and collect fees from students, which are shared with partnering universities and telecom companies. Strathmore Business School (SBS), a member of GBSN’s Executive Board, produces content, provides faculty advisers, and takes charge of exams and awarding degrees. SBS’s program will be launched in June.

>> Click here to read Guy’s full article



Upcoming GBSN Events

Save the Date! 2016 Annual Conference
November 7 – 9, 2016

Accra, Ghana

For a second time, GBSN is partnering with EFMD to present a joint conference in Africa, co-hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Registration Information coming soon.


Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education
Monday August 1, 2016
National University of Management, Phnom Phen

Business school deans, directors, and faculty are invited to a one-day summit immediately preceding the Academy of Business and Emerging Markets Conference to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in the Asia Pacific region.

VIces and Virtues of Conducting Sound Accounting Research Webinar Highlights

On Friday February 26th GBSN hosted a webinar called, “The Vices and Virtues of Conducting Sound Accounting Research,” featuring Dr. Wayne Landsman, the KPMG Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of the PhD Program at University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The webinar discussed the fundamentals of research that can be applicable to any archival field. Landsman addressed some of the major pitfalls that researches face when developing new theories.

>> Click here to read more


Strathmore Business School Joins GBSN’s Executive Board

Long-time member school, Strathmore Business School (Nairobi, Kenya), is the latest to join GBSN’S Executive Board. The Executive Board includes schools that reinforce GBSN’s mission in outstanding ways. In 2016, Strathmore is eleven years farther along its journey to transform leadership and reinvent global business.

>> Click here to read more


University of Chicago Booth School of Business: World-Class School, World-Class Scholars Program

What can the Civic Scholars Program do for you? It can change your career. The comprehensive program propels professionals into civic leaders. You’ll be submerged in specialized coursework, programming, and networking opportunities catering to those who desire an impact-driven curriculum.You may be prompted to ponder how do I know I’m ready to become tomorrow’s civic leader? If your goal is to impact your local or global environment, you are ready. 

>> Click here to read more


Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Apply for Appointment of Rector at GIMPA
The Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) announces that the post of Rector of the Institute will become vacant from September 1, 2016. A successor is, therefore, being sought to take over from the incumbent Rector.

>> Apply for International Fellowships at the Open University Faculty of Business and Law (GBSN Member Schools Only)
Open University is pleased to announce two 3-6 week faculty fellowships at the OU campus in Milton Keynes for two GBSN Faculty members. International Faculty Fellows will work with faculty from Open University to learn about their approach to distance and online learning. During this period, Fellows will work collaboratively with Open University faculty to produce online learning material which will be available for use by both institutions.

Call for Abstracts for 14th Annual BMDA Conference

BMDA  is inviting international academic community and researchers to present their research outcomes during the Research Part of 14th Annual BMDA Conference “Contemporary Technologies for Success in Fast Changing Environment,” which will take place in Minsk, Belarus on April 20-22, 2016.

>> Apply for Academic Faculty Lead at The Open University
The Open University, Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) is seeking to appoint an Academic Faculty Lead to join the Student Experience and Leadership Team. You will be responsible for the effective delivery of the teaching and learning elements of all the Faculty sub-strategies through the effective academic leadership and management of the Student Support Team (SST).

>> Apply for Paid Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps
Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world’s best nonprofit leaders. The Atlas Corps Fellowship lasts 6-18 months and is offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn nonprofit best practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows who are skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world.


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