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.



Membership Criteria

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
  • Rankings
  • Applicants are encouraged to secure an endorsement by one or more current GBSN Members

Membership Benefits

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.

    Partnership

    Promotion of Best Practice

    Professional and Institutional Development

    Coming Soon

    • 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

    Annual Contribution

    GBSN Academic Leadership Council membership is a commitment to serving as a leader in the network.

    Developing Country

    $5,000

    annual

    Developed Country

    $10,000

    Annual

    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.  

    Developing Country

    $2,500

    annual

    Developed Country

    $5,000

    annual

    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.

    Click here to download the list of questions on the online 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 info@gbsn.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.

    2018 Application Deadlines

    • January 11, 2018
    • May 8, 2018
    • August 16, 2018
    • November 27, 2018

    For any questions please contact Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org or at +1.202.628.9040.

    Membership 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 info@gbsn.org. Applications will not be considered complete until the letter of support is provided.

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    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)