GBSN members are top business schools from around the world committed to delivering high quality education, sharing best practices, and working together to strengthen business education for the developing world. GBSN’s members demonstrate leadership and innovation in their respective markets, as well as a dedication to GBSN’s mission.
Membership is selective and is on an institutional basis only. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by an Academic Advisory Board of GBSN member school representatives who look for business schools that demonstrate excellence, innovation, internationalization and a willingness to engage in GBSN’s mission and activities.
GBSN member schools must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in their region and a commitment to GBSN’s mission.
Business schools that offer fully-branded degrees are invited to apply for membership. Satellite campuses are included as members when their parent institution joins and will not be considered for individual membership.
Applications are reviewed by our Academic Advisory Board on a quarterly basis and their decision is based on the following criteria:
- Grant degree programs in business administration or management
- The institution must have been in existence and operating for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years
- Commitment to engaging in GBSN activities, programs and events
- Type of accreditation
- Membership in regional associations
- Faculty profile
- Strength in local market/regional context
- Applicants are encouraged to secure an endorsement by one or more current GBSN Members
GBSN convenes and connects our members around various areas of mutual interest, virtually and at events held around the world. We promote the expertise and interests of our members by giving them a platform to mentor and advise international peers, communicate their school’s news and open opportunities to global audiences, and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world.
Through our summits on topics in teaching business, conferences and professional development programs, GBSN offers management education professionals, and their institutions, practical opportunities to learn and develop.
Internationalize your institution
through new global partnerships in student programs, research, faculty teaching or capacity building projects. Your GBSN liaison can help you identify prospects and connect you with potential partners.
with a shared commitment to international cooperation and improving access to quality, locally relevant management education.
at other international convenings of business education professionals.
an online platform for GBSN Members to serve as peer-mentors that is also available as a private platform for your own school’s non-commercial use to facilitate mentoring.
Closed door meeting for members only
Promotion of Best Practice
as a mentor or consultant on a GBSN program
CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: Mentor a new or aspiring Dean as part of the Developing Deans Program
Calls for contributions are available on the GBSN website and are announced regularly in the eNewsletter.
in your area of expertise related to teaching or administration of business education. Webinars are hour-long learning sessions that are recorded and catalogued on gbsn.org.
for an interactive virtual discussion with your peers around an accomplishment, innovation or lesson learned.
and provide your institution international recognition among the world’s foremost management educators from around the globe, as well as leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors.
Hosts receive international recognition as thought leaders, and a platform to promote their school’s achievements and partnership opportunities.
and design the content and format of these international peer-to-peer learning events. Business education faculty and administrators convene to discover, share and plan on topics related to teaching at business schools, such as Experiential Learning, Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Technology. Summits on each topic are held in a different region every year, focusing on local issues and context.
featuring innovations, accomplishments, research, events, professional openings and partnership opportunities through GBSN’s.
Professional and Institutional Development
to learn from international colleagues about the program models, lessons learned and innovations in teaching and administration.
Registration discounted for Members
on topics in teaching business around the globe – Registration discounted for Members.
open to new and aspiring deans from developing world schools – Fees discounted for Members
that bring students and scholars across borders to learn, teach, research and collaborate. GBSN provides a platform for member schools to offer student scholarships, faculty and doctoral fellowships, visiting faculty opportunities and collaborative teaching projects to their peers in the network.
and access professional openings, fellowships, scholarships, program opportunities and more!
Find colleagues at member schools through gbsn connect
with an online forum for research and teaching partnership connections.
post and find research, teaching tools, cases and articles on gbsn connect
related to management education for the developing world: experiential learning, international partnerships, entrepreneurship, technology, sector-specific approaches and administration.
learn how to implement and enhance experiential learning
through GBSN’s online Action-based Curriculum Training (ACT) program
GBSN Academic Leadership Council membership is a commitment to serving as a leader in the network.
Member Schools have access to all GBSN-related activities and opportunities, including Expert Link, the annual meeting and year-round support from staff in the DC office.
How to Apply
Application is through an online form. Please look over the list of information required below, as you will not be able to save your work once you begin the application.
Applications must include a letter of support from the Chief Executive, Dean or Director of the business school addressing the membership criteria and how your school will engage with GBSN members and our mission. Letters should be addressed to the GBSN Academic Advisory Board and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be considered complete until the letter of support is provided.
GBSN’s Academic Advisory Board reviews each institution’s individual attributes and extends membership to the network based on a school’s quality and relevance to the mission of GBSN. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
For any questions please contact Nicole Zefran at email@example.com or at +1.202.628.9040.
Applications must include a letter of support from the Chief Executive, Dean or Director of the business school addressing the membership criteria and how your school will engage with GBSN members and our mission. Letters should be addressed to the GBSN Academic Advisory Board and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be considered complete until the letter of support is provided.Apply for Membership
I have had amazing interactions with thought leaders from industry, academia and government and non profit sectors.
– Anjali Sastry, MIT Sloan School of Management (GBSN Academic Leadership Council)