If you could change anything — anything at all — about your business school, what would it be? In one form or another, that basic question is placed before every business school leader. Whereas “nothing — nothing at all” might once have sufficed for the sake of continuity and tradition, it’s no longer viewed as an acceptable response. Business school leaders, like the rest of us, live and lead in an economy described by terms and phrases such as disruptive, exponential growth, Fourth Industrial Revolution, automated, and VUCA. The time to think that business schools can continue teaching what they have, the same way, to the same people, in the same places, and with the same faculty is over. This article is about how business schools are stepping up to the challenge of change and what rankings can and can’t do to support them.
The Board of Trustees of the American University of Central Asia announced today that Andrew Kuchins, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and formerly director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will serve as the next President of the University. Professor Kuchins will assume full-time responsibilities as President in May of this year.
The global maker movement is on the rise across the globe, and it has subsequently mirrored in North Africa. The number of makerspaces in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco – though still sparse – has been remarkably growing in recent years, particularly following the so-called Arab spring in 2011. In their working paper, professor of economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and founding director of Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D) Nagla Rizk and senior researcher at A2K4D Nagham El Houssamy look at the makerspaces in Egypt, along with Morocco and Tunisia, and how they help ease access to … Read More
GBSN member and leading business school in India, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has earned AACSB accreditation. Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and, as a result, has been earned by only 5 % of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 187 institutions maintain a supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs. AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of … Read More
On November 7 – 9, 2018, the Global Business School Network held its 13th Annual Conference on “Transforming Traditional Sectors: Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders to Drive Systemic Change” co-hosted by Strathmore Business School and the Chandaria School of Business, USIU. The conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference was sponsored by MIT Sloan School of Management Global Programs, Monash Business School and Johnson & Johnson. Nicolas Nesbit, General Manager of IBM East Africa, opened the conference with his inspiring … Read More
GBSN member school, ESCA Ecole de Management, earns AACSB accreditation on November 26, 2018, becoming the first business school in Morocco and Francophone Africa to earn this accreditation! ESCA Ecole de Management is State recognized Business School. It is also a reference in higher education of management, in North Africa and in the Mediterranean region. Founded in 1992, it has a network of more than 3800 laureates and trains 1100 students, executives and managers every year in its study programs and through its continuing education department. It aims to train a new generation of high-potential executives in Morocco and Africa, … Read More
Learning with Cases can be a challenging experience for students, so The Case Centre have created an interactive study guide that will take students through the process, providing practical tips, tricks and tools. Along with understanding more about cases and the case method, they’ll learn how to: They’ll also hear from our case method expert, Scott Andrews, to get a unique insight into the instructor’s point of view. Why not assign the guide as pre-course reading so that your students arrive in their first case class ready to participate effectively! Educators can access a free, full preview copy. Price per student … Read More
Marking its first year to reach 100 schools, the Financial Times has released its 2018 rankings of masters of management. According to the FT, the 100 institutions surveyed included programs from 27 countries with more than 30,000 enrolled students. GBSN member schools, the University of St. Gallen, HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School, dominate this year’s rankings by making the top 5. This marks the 8th consecutive year the University of St. Gallen’s Master’s in Strategy and International Management Program has ranked 1st. HEC Paris’ has been ranked 2nd for the 5th consecutive year. ESSEC Business School moves up one position … Read More
In 2018, for the 29th time, WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business hosted the International Summer UniversityWU (ISUWU) program during the months of July and August. ISUWU is one of WU’s many international short summer programs, which represent an important part of WU’s internationalization strategy.