GBSN Welcomes 3 New Member Schools to the Network

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The Global Business School Network is pleased to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, ESMT Berlin in Germany and the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University in China. The network now consists of 76 members in 40 countries.

Founded in 1982, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University was the first Asian school to cultivate fruitful partnerships with top business schools in the United States – including Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Together, Sasin and its partners created a unique and influential model that is used throughout the world today.

Sasin joins the network to continue its tradition of innovation, through new partnerships and collaborations in the areas of research, teaching, and student exchange. Sasin looks forward to expanding its own expertise and experience in the areas of sustainability and entrepreneurship and providing its partners with unique knowledge and insights of one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

“Sasin’s GBSN membership not only brings mutual benefits to GBSN and Sasin, it significantly enhances our prestige as the only member in the Kingdom of Thailand and one of only four in the Southeast Asia region.”
– Dr. Adith Cheosakul, Head of International Affairs and Accreditation, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University

ESMT Berlin is an international business school that provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia.  The university has strived for excellence in all areas and reviews its success in reaching its goals internally and externally, consistently achieving a competitive position in national and international rankings.

ESMT Berlin joins the network to learn more about the mechanisms for successful collaboration between us and schools in the developing world, and with the specific aim of enhancing the prospects for scaling of its Industry Immersion Program (IIP). The Industry Immersion Program was launched in 2017 in Muizenberg, South Africa, and seeks to strengthen the employability of STEM graduates in Africa, beginning with graduates of the MSc in Mathematics program from the five campuses of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences across Africa. It provides a hands-on, supplementary curriculum to those with exceptional technical and analytical training who seek a career in industry or in business. The program has been conceived as a mixture of academic and practical learning and skill development which will allow participants to transition from a scientific environment to an applied industry setting. ESMT Berlin is now looking for scaling partners for the program and hope that the GBSN network will be an ideal place to find like-minded partners.

“We look forward to engaging with the GBSN family in concrete projects which aim to improve the capacity of graduates in Africa to succeed in industry by fostering the skills necessary to contribute to economic development and entrepreneurship.”
– Nick Barniville, Associate Dean of Degree Programs, ESMT Berlin

The PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University (Tsinghua PBCSF) was founded on March 29, 2012. The School was first established three decades ago as the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, which had already been an intellectual home to some of Asia’s finest financial minds. With its unparalleled access to Tsinghua University’s substantial academic resources and close connections with the financial industry, the School acts as a platform for the cultivation of innovative financial talent, as well as the home of China’s top financial think tank, the Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research.

The School seeks interaction between academia and industry. Global finance leaders and academics are invited to the Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum for in-depth interpretation of the world economic landscape and China’s financial reform, and to find new opportunities for growth in China and the rest of the world.

The mission of GBSN is to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world.  We look forward to working with our new members to pursue this important mission.

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Nicole Zefran is the Communications Officer at the Global Business School Network. 

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