GBSN Welcomes Three New Member Schools from Germany, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates

GBSN Member Schools, News from GBSN

The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: Henley Business School in South Africa, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany and Institute of Management Technology, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The network now consists out of 72 members in 37 countries. IMT Dubai is the first GBSN member school in the United Arab Emirates, HHL Leipzig is the 3rd member school in Germany and Henley Business School Africa is the 6th GBSN member in South Africa.

GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. GBSN looks forward to working with Henley, HHL and IMT Dubai and helping them to achieve their goals through engagement with the network.

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Henley Business School

Henley Business School Africa is a private institution in South Africa that aims to empower its students and faculty members to become great professionals and strong global leaders. Because of affiliations with Henley Business School in the UK (the oldest business school in Europe) and the University of Reading in the UK it provides an unique blend of the best of international scholarship with the best of African understanding. Henley Business School Africa has a range of South African qualifications from entry level managers programs at NQF level 5 through to Masters of Business administration at NQF level 9. Its MBA is also a full international qualification accredited in the UK.

Henley Business School Africa is an African business school accredited by the Council on Higher Education in South Africa and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education provider. It is also one of two international business schools in South Africa that has triple accreditation status from the foremost accreditation bodies in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA.

Henley Business School offers a holistic learning system. By blending theory with practice, its holistic learning system means students can look forward to a business education that provides them with insightful business acumen, the ability to both master, lead and manage others, and exceptionally relevant and practical theory that is tried and trusted in practice in the workplace.

Having grown by over 700% in the last six years and transformed from 30% to 64% black students on the MBA and 20% to 68% black members of staff, with extensive involvement in South African development of NGOs and scholarships through its MBAid program, Henley Business School Africa is deeply committed to African transformation.

The Henley Business School has built a strong alumni network that compasses 77,000 members in 150+ countries and has been ranked No.1 by The Economist in March 2017.

Our vision is ‘We build the people, who build the businesses, that build Africa’ and we live by that. GBSN’s insights and partners will certainly be helpful to us as we grow, and we’d like to help others where we can.Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School Africa
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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

In the 119th year of its existence, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is one of the leading German business schools with an expansive international reputation. The internationality of HHL is manifested within its accreditations and top rankings. In 2004 HHL was the first business school in Germany to receive accreditation from AACSB International. Within the international rankings, HHL has repeatedly been placed in the list of best performers by several ranking institutions.

The school is involved with multiple associations of international business schools including AACSB, CLADEA, EFMD and CEEMAN and partners with more than 130 business schools around the globe. Approximately 100 students of HHL are send abroad each year to its partners while taking the same number of foreign exchange students in return.

HHL offers EMBA, MBA and PhD programs and various specializations, such as health management, entrepreneurship and international business. 70% of the students in the current MBA intake are from developing counties, mostly with the help of scholarships provided by HHL.

The school hopes to connect to like‑minded colleagues around the globe, and find new opportunities to grow and develop as an institution and global leader. They already have strong partnerships for student exchange with the GBSN member schools Nanyang Business School, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Koç University Graduate School of Business, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Membership in GBSN is a way for HHL to build relationships with like-minded colleagues around the globe, and find new opportunities to grow and develop as an institution and global leader. As a top business school in Germany, HHL is committed to delivering high quality education, sharing best practices, and working together to strengthen business education for the developing world. These ties with institutions in developing countries have a high importance for HHL.Dr. Stephan Stubner, Dean, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
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IMT Dubai

The Institute of Management Technology Dubai (IMT Dubai) is an international business school in the United Arab Emirates that is devoted to preparing industry ready, socially responsible and aware professionals for businesses in the Middle East and around the world. The Institute prides itself on having a strong academic focus, industry collaboration, and an entrepreneurial mindset. It offers accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students from a multitude of nationalities and educational backgrounds. Established in 2006, the Institute was among the first International Business Schools to have set up a full-fledged campus in Dubai.

They offer BA, MBA and EMBA programs with different specializations. The MBA program is accredited by the US-based International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE).

IMT Dubai looks forward to engage in the network, especially with schools from the MENA region. They have partnerships for student exchange with IMT Ghaziabad and ESCA Ecole de Management. As the first member from the United Arab Emirates they hope to share their knowledge of the region with other members. 

As the first member from the Middle East, we would bring our experience in the area and would also benefit from the vast experience of the existing members. We are of course ready to participate in all the activities and become an active member of the network. Francois Therin, Director, IMT Dubai

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Lena Hoffmeister is the Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network.