EFMD Global Network

EFMD is a global, non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to management development. Recognized globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programs, and corporate universities. With the support of 900+ members across 91 countries, EFMD acts as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development globally. With a network of 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies, EFMD plays a central role in shaping global approach to management education and provide a unique forum for information, research, networking, and debate on innovation and best practice. For more information, visit https://www.efmdglobal.org/

Center for International Enterprise (CIPE)

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is a business-oriented NGO working at the intersection of democratic and economic development and partnering with business associations, chambers of commerce, think tanks and other civil society organizations to implement homegrown, business-led solutions to local development challenges. CIPE’s mission is to strengthen democracy through private enterprise and market-oriented reform, fulfilling a vision of a world where democracy delivers the freedom and opportunity for all to prosper. CIPE is active in 20 countries through its field offices and representatives and has a network of partners in more than 60 countries. It carries out programs in the following focus areas: Anti-Corruption and Ethics; Business Advocacy; Democratic Governance; Enterprise Ecosystems; Trade; and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Ecobank Academy

Ecobank Academy is one of the largest capability development centers in Africa focused on Banking, Digital Financial Services and Leadership Development. As a corporate university, Ecobank Academy provides training programs reaching over 16,000 front-line, middle to senior managers across 36 countries. Founded in 2012 and operational in 2014, Ecobank Academy is the first pan-African corporate university and is the epicenter of Ecobank culture. Since becoming operational, Ecobank Academy has become a hub for Ecobank’s leaders from across the world to convene and receive world-class management development. For more information, visit https://academy.ecobank.com/

The World Education Alliance

Social Impact technology company that provides sustainable tech solutions to healthcare organizations across low and middle income countries to build capacity in CPD and lifelong learning. We aim to improve access to evidence based education to nurses, midwives, doctors and other health worker cadres, keep skills and knowledge up to date, improve service delivery and health outcomes. The objective of the partnership with GBSN & WCEA is to bring scalability and adaptability to their Management Development Institute program. With advent COVID 19 pandemic and the lack of face to face training programs has forced us to move the program, the partnership will now enable us to reach a huge community of healthcare workers across Africa. For more information visit oneworld.wcea.education/


XOLAS sees itself as a vital and caring part of the business school community! We believe in the role of organizational agility and resilience as drivers of institutional success – for our clients as well as for ourselves. Continuous improvement and innovation are therefore part of our core mission and a priority when cooperation with clients and partners such as GBSN. The XOLAS consultancy offer is based on a three-pillar approach: (1) We provide business school clients with an external market perspective of the issue at hand supported by proprietary data analytics and benchmarking, (2) we help our clients to identify sustainable strategic responses and to subsequently design the implementation process, (3) we facilitate and support our clients’ organizational restructuring efforts to achieve revised strategic ambitions and performance targets. XOLAS is looking forward to the cooperation with GBSN to guide and support business schools and universities in becoming highly impactful institutions while ensuring their key roles in our today’s societies. More info can be found at www.xol.as


With Peaqs your faculty teachers and researchers can access the platform and apply it to their class teaching without having to change or alter their current curriculum. The platform is cost efficient and aimed at providing better and more engaging teaching – primarily in the subjects of innovation, entrepreneurship, product development, business development and marketing- & business strategy. For more information visit https://peaqs.com

The Good Governance Aacademy

The Good Governance Academy is a non-profit organisation that collaborates globally to share information on critical business issues as a public good. A strong alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #17 (Collaboration) and SDG #4 (Quality Education) is intended. Issues include: outcomes-based governance; conscious corporate leadership; value creation in a sustainable manner; integrated thinking and effective corporate reporting including sustainability reporting and integrated reporting. For more information, please visit https://goodgovernance.academy/

Deutsche Post DHL Group

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistics company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. It aspires to be the first choice for customers, employees and investors worldwide. The Group contributes to the world through responsible business practice, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. By the year 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero emissions logistics. Under its Deutsche Post and DHL brands, the Group provides an international service portfolio consisting of letter and parcel dispatch, express delivery, freight transport, supply chain management and e-commerce solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 550,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.dpdhl.com/en.html

The SWIFT Institute

The SWIFT Institute, set up by SWIFT, funds independent research, supports knowledge-led debate and provides a forum where academia and financial industry practitioners can learn from each other. Its primary focus is transaction banking, covering the areas of payments & banking, capital markets, cyber security, technology & innovation, regulation & compliance and leadership. The SWIFT Institute aims to extend the understanding of current practice and explore future needs in global financial services.

The SWIFT Institute is proud to partner with GBSN, helping to support efforts to improve the quality of education in the developing world. Our current efforts include the creation of case studies designed to enable business students to make informed leadership decisions based on real-world situations within the global financial industry. Additionally, we run Student Challenges whereby we seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and showcase those ideas to financial industry practitioners.  Our collaboration with GBSN is designed to shape and tap into the minds of future thought and business leaders.  Their research is freely available to download and share at www.swiftinstitute.org

Capsim Management Simulations Inc.

Capsim is an education technology company that creates simulation-based teaching tools. Instructors of all types—from college professors to corporate trainers—use our software to create meaningful learning experiences that develop the skills learners need for career success. Since 1985 our philosophy has remained the same: people learn best by doing. This philosophy is shared by our Capsim Community of over 2,000 instructors in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information visit https://www.capsim.com/

Council on Business and Society

Recognizing the enormous role business can and must play in helping solve large-scale, global issues facing the world, leading business schools have formed a partnership – The Council on Business & Society – open to other schools of business and management and corporate knowledge partners. Through individual and collective effort, and the participation of faculty, students, experts and policy-makers, the aim is to strive to create and disseminate knowledge on those issues and educate future business leaders capable of and committed to solving them. More information can be found: www.council-business-society.org


Carringtoncrisp are education marketing specialists, providing market research, consultancy and creative services across higher education. The company was set up in 2003 and since that time has worked with more than 130 institutions in over 30 countries. Carringtoncrisp are particularly well known for their group market research studies, but also carry out a wide range of individual consulting assignments and increasingly work with clients on creative brand and marketing solutions. For more information visit www.carringtoncrisp.com/

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with governments, businesses and civil society, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious foods for all people, especially the most vulnerable. At GAIN, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food. Today, one in three people – drawn from nearly every country on the planet – are unable to consume enough nutritious food. We work to develop and deliver solutions to this daily challenge.  Visit www.gainhealth.org

Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Next-gen technological advancements in Finance are disrupting traditional business roles, but they are also opening new gateways to more advanced opportunities. CFTE strives to help new-age professionals reimagine the role of technology through education, so they are equipped to reinvent finance 2.0. The courses it offers reflect the changes occurring in the industry including FinTech mega trends such as blockchain, machine learning, API’s and Big Data. For more information, visit https://courses.cfte.education/


All students from GBSN member institutions have complimentary membership to the Localized platform. Localized partners with schools, organizations, companies and accelerators to connect young professionals in emerging markets with experts who share roots and employers looking for talent. While talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. Localized builds virtual career community on a global scale.