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GBSN Welcomes Three Schools to Our Network

jasper-mcelrathGBSN is proud to announce the acceptance of three new schools into our network. We welcome the Kemmy Business School at University of Limerick, Universidad EAFIT and University of Adelaide Business School to our growing list of member schools. These schools join a network of over 70 world-class business schools that spans 33 countries in 6 continents.

The Kemmy Business School of the University of Limerick is GBSN’s first member school in Ireland. KBS prepares graduates for successful and rewarding careers in business management and related professions. With almost 100 faculty and staff and roughly 3,000 students, KBS is one of the largest business schools in Ireland. Furthermore, KBS is the first European university to have a custom designed campus-trading floor, which uses the trading software Bloomberg Professional.kemmy_logo

KBS joins GBSN with aspirations of broadening its global citizenship, specifically in a responsible, developmental and symbolic manner. KBS will approach its engagement with GBSN with a perspective that emphasizes complementarity, partnership, mutual benefit and transparency.

“As Ireland’s first university to embed entrepreneurship within its core programs, we propose this as one area where our strengths and focus will allow us to engage fruitfully with GBSN.”
– Philip O’Regan, Executive Dean of Business School

Universidad EAFIT is a private Colombian university located in Medellin. The university was originally founded by a group of the city’s business leaders to establish an academic institution focusing on business administration. Its mission is to contribute to the country’s social, economic, scientific and cultural development through undergraduate and graduate programs that mold globally competent individuals within a framework of ideological pluralism and academic excellence, as well as through scientific and applied research carried out in permanent interaction with the private sector, government and academia.eafit_logo

“We feel [joining GBSN] is a step in the right direction in order to advance in the commitment of building a better society.”
Ð Manuel Esteban Acevedo Jaramillo, Dean of the Business School

Universidad EAFIT joins GBSN with the hope to serve as a mentor for other institutions from developing countries for whom their experience and institutional context could be relevant for those schools to improve their activities and impact on development, business, science and societies.

The University of Adelaide is the third oldest intuition of higher education in Australia (founded in 1874) and ranks in the top 100 academic institutions in the worldwide QS rankings. The Business School is AACSB-accredited and has over 5,000 students. The University joins our network in hope to continue to support the emergence and development of academic institutions, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. The University works with the surrounding community through strategic partnerships and alignments with business and enterprise, government bodies, other research institutions, NGOs and industry groups. university_of_adelaide_logo

“We are committed to supporting the development and delivery of management education in the developing world. We are confident that membership in the GBSN will allow us to further our commitment to support business education internationally.”
– Lawrence Abeln, Dean of the Business School

GBSN is excited to welcome these three new schools to our growing network. With the addition of these three schools, the network is now made up of 74 members in 33 countries.

Jasper McElrath is the Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network