GBSN Welcomes Three New Member Schools from Peru, Finland and Lebanon

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business in Lebanon, CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School in Peru, and Hanken School of Economics in Finland. The network now consists of 75 members in 40 countries. American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business is GBSN’s first member in Lebanon, CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School is GBSN’s first member in Peru, and Hanken School of Economics is GBSN’s first member in Finland. 

GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. GBSN looks forward to working with the American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business , CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School, and Hanken School of Economics and helping them to achieve their goals through engagement with the network.

American University of Beirut Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

The American University of Beirut, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the Middle East, introduced business education in 1900. The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) was established as an independent school of business in 2000. Today, the school is transforming business thinking in the MENA region through its world-class programs, research hubs, and initiatives covering a wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, data analytics, finance, and corporate governance.  ​

OSB has a number of research hubs and initiatives covering a wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, sustainability data analytics, finance, and corporate governance. 

OSB attained its initial AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation in 2009 and was re-accredited in 2014. OSB was the first business school in Lebanon to earn this accreditation.

We share the vision of GBSN in advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance. Today OSB is transforming business thinking in the MENA region through its world-class BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized master’s degree programs in human resources management, finance, and business analytics. Steve Harvey, Dean, American University of Beirut Suliman Olayan School of Business

CENTRUM Graduate Business School

Since the year 2000, CENTRUM Graduate Business School offers the best training in business, based upon the pursuit of professional excellence and personal ethics that differentiate our students and graduates. 

CENTRUM Catolica Graduate Business School (CCGBS) is the business school of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru, a leading university in Peru with more than 100 years of recognized national and international experience. CCGBS is a leading business school in Peru and it is ranked as one of the top business schools in Latin America and worldwide in the Financial Times, Eduniversal and other business school rankings. CCGBS is the only Peruvian business school that holds the Triple Crown accreditation (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS). The school also holds ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 26000:2010. The school provides degree programs, on-campus and online, in several areas of business administration and management with dual degree options in order to encourage the international connections among the best business schools in the world. Hence, we craft the future leaders in management education that will impact on the development of the country.

CENTRUM Graduate Business School’s faculty profile is very diverse. The school has recruited the best national and foreign professors who are fully focused on teaching and research activities. In addition, CCGBS has several affiliated faculty that publish research papers in renowned academic journals.

Our educational proposal is based on an innovative and transformational model, forming leaders who think and act strategically and globally, with solid managerial capacities, and able to provide value to the organizations, from a perspective of innovation, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Our commitment as CENTRUM Católica is to develop global leaders, with solid values, and able to help solve the main challenges of society.Percy Marquina Feldman, Director General, CENTRUM Graduate Business School

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. Its research is of an international high standard and is the foundation for all education. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 800 alumni working in more than 70 countries. The study environment is international and the university has campuses in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.

Hanken School of Economics, founded in 1909, is a multilingual, internationally accredited, stand­alone university-level business school operating in Finland. It is an independent legal entity as a corporation under public law. According to the Finnish Universities Act, Hanken grants BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Economics and Business Administration. The portfolio also includes an Executive MBA and tailored and open Executive Education programs. Hanken is accredited by AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS. The Hanken MSc program is ranked by the Financial Times.

The School’s faculty is research-oriented and generates intellectual output of high quality. In 2017, the global U-Multirank university ranking placed Hanken 5th on research and research linkages thus outperforming more than 1300 universities from more than 90 countries. Hanken promotes social responsibility and sustainability throughout its activities. In research, through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that create new knowledge and action patterns for economic, social and environmental sustainability. In education, through fostering the students’ ability to critical thinking and by nurturing them into responsible decision-makers with high social competence. In society, by promoting sustainability and inclusiveness.

Hanken joins the network to find a platform for collaboration with the developing world. Hanken is particularly interested in getting involved in the GBSN Capacity Building Programs and Member-Led Initiatives.

In recent years, Hanken has been looking for a platform for structuring, consolidating and expanding its cooperation with the developing world. The current activities are mainly faculty-led and often of an ad-hoc nature (e.g. research projects on topics of relevance for the developing world, research co-operation with researchers from the developing world, management training packages delivered in the developing world, and longer and shorter faculty visits to and from the developing world). The GBSN mission and the GBSN-related activities are fully in line with Hanken’s ambition to structure and expand its cooperation with and its activities in the developing world. Karen Spens, Rector, Hanken School of Economics