National University of Management Phnom Penh Launches Social Innovation Lab

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The National University of Management in Phnom Penh just launched its new Social Innovation Lab which is part of the EU funded South-East Asian Social Innovation Network (SEASIN) with additional support being provided by the telecom SMART Axiata.  The SEASIN network includes partner universities from Europe (Scotland, Spain and Portugal) plus South-East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia). The Social Innovation Lab will serve as both an events space for presentations and interactive workshops and also as an incubator to help develop and launch new social ventures. While the primary target is university students, the NUM Social Innovation Lab is … Read More

Taking Measure of Experiential Learning

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GBSN’s 2018 Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education summit coming up this March 15-16 in Lima, Peru will provide an in depth examination on how schools use real-world projects to give their students an impactful learning experience. Business school deans, directors and faculty will explore innovative approaches to applying action based learning to curricula. “Taking Measure of Experiential Learning” originally published by AACSB International BizEd Magazine, sheds light on how schools can measure experiential program and course learning outcomes by identifying six assurance of learning  (AoL) standards that are common to successful project-based courses and provides examples of how some business … Read More

11 GBSN Members Ranked in the Top 25 of the 2017 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings

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The Financial Times recently published its 2017 Global MBA rankings, rating 156 Business schools who entered the competition. In order to be considered the school must be accredited by AACSB or Equis and meet other entry criteria. Finally the best 100 schools were ranked according to the different criteria and the weighting of those. Part of the criteria was an alumni survey of graduates from three years ago, therefore the programs had to be four years old. At least 20% of the alumni needed to participate in the survey about average salary, income increase and more. All salaries and expenses … Read More

Maastricht School of Management Joint MBA Program w CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School in Peru

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GBSN member school, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) located in The Netherlands, has a joint MBA program with CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, which is ranked the number one international MBA program in Latin America (Eduniversal 2015-2016).  The 2-year International MBA program is the first of its kind in Peru. It is a part-time bilingual program that grants two simultaneous degrees: As part of the program, students attend a 4-week visit to MSM’s campus in Maastricht, where students fulfill four management courses International Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Managing Cultural Diversity, and Global Corporate Strategy.  Students also are provided opportunities to tour and network with … Read More

University of Cape Town’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Launches New MOOC on Innovative Finance

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Have you ever despaired over the state of the world, and asked yourself “how can I make a difference?” Or perhaps there’s a pressing issue you, or your organization, would like to address? Now a new free online course: Innovative Finance: Hacking Finance to Change the World, can help you to create innovative ways to finance that goal. This ground-breaking Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which starts on 4th December 2017, is being offered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialized centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). It seeks to empower organizations and … Read More

Exploring the Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development

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Did MBAs cause the global economic crash of 2008? Can the proliferation of entrepreneurship education programs in Africa be the thrust the continent needs to achieve the development economists predicted? Will more business schools in China be able to prepare the next generation of leaders to innovate? These, somewhat provocative, questions speak to the complicated relationship between business education and economic development. In theory, there is a causal relationship between an increase in people educated in business and growth of the economy in which they work. However, in practice the two parts are incorporated in a web of political, social, … Read More

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Scholarship Program for High Potentials from Developing Countries

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. GBSN member school, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), offered up to 5 scholarships to graduate students enrolled in GBSN member schools from developing countries to its 2017 International Summer University ISUWU. The ISUWU is an intensive short program, which provides international students with an excellent opportunity for international education. A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a … Read More

GBSN Participates in Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Forum

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This week I had the pleasure of representing GBSN at the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Forum in New York. The forum celebrated 10 years of growing business school commitment to responsible management education and, more recently, to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. I left the forum with a renewed sense of excitement and urgency for our mission. The 17 goals define the critical, interdisciplinary opportunities that will shape how businesses, governments, schools and international development organizations invest and measure impact within local communities and on a global scale. The intersection between these goals and GBSN’s mission is … Read More

Business Schools Encouraging Innovation

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I want to pay tribute to Professor Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his brainchild, the Global Innovation Index (GII), a project he launched at INSEAD, another GII partner, joined later by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization. Professor Dutta is a longtime friend of GBSN. Capturing innovation systematically across geographies and over time is a daunting proposition. The Index captures “inputs” of innovation as well as “outputs.” Inputs include institutions (the political, regulatory and business environment), human capital and research, infrastructure (such as ICT), “market sophistication” (credit, … Read More