Education as a sector has proven stubbornly resistant to change. Despite significant progress in technology, classroom instruction remains largely unchanged from decades ago. While students have rapidly adopted social media, online collaboration and learning tools are poorly utilized in most courses. While the consumerization of other slow-to-change sectors such as healthcare is in full swing, educational technology systems remain cumbersome to use and are far from the ease of use and embedded customer focus seen in online leaders such as Amazon and Netflix. The big data and analytics revolution is sweeping multiple sectors, yet education operates in an environment characterized by poor data and the rare use of analytical tools. It is no surprise that educational institutions today are under pressure to both improve the effectiveness of learning outcomes and to provide more personalized learning delivery in a cost effective manner.
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.
Congratulations to longtime GBSN member and friend, David Capodilupo, for being named Assistant Dean of Global Programs at MIT Sloan School of Management! David Capodilupo has been at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2002, initially serving as Executive Director of the both the MBA and the Master of Science in Management Studies Programs. Prior to this appointment, David was the Executive Director the Office of International Programs. His programs portfolio includes established collaborations with Master’s programs and academic institutions within Malaysia, China, Korea, Lisbon, India, Moscow, Turkey, Taiwan, and Brazil. David also initiated and manages the MIT Sloan … Read More
Congratulations to the Open University Business School, United Kingdom, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE), Portugal, and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia for being re-accredited by EFMD EQUIS. The University of St. Gallen holds both the EFMD EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. The university has been EQUIS accredited since 2001 and AACSB accredited since 2003. The Open University Business School, Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) and Universidad de los Andes all hold the triple crown accreditation from EFMD EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Click here to learn more about EQUIS
The 2019 full-time MBA Program class at the SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) in South Korea, recently participated in a global field trip to fellow GBSN member school, the National University of Management (NUM) in Cambodia. Following an introduction between two GBSN ambassadors, Steve Paterson from NUM and Eric Shih from SKK GSB, at the 2015 GBSN Annual Conference in the Philippines, these two GBSN member schools began conducting annual student exchanges. This year’s group of MBAs included students from 13 countries: Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, UK, US, and South Korea. The purpose … Read More
For a fifth consecutive year, the University of St. Gallen is extending scholarship opportunities to its two-week Empirical Research Methods Symposia in Switzerland, for doctoral students currently studying at GBSN member schools in Africa and the Middle East. Following a competitive application process, four doctoral students from Strathmore Business School have been awarded scholarships to the 2018 Global School of Empirical Research Methods (GSERM). The GSERM is a high-calibre integrated program teaching methodology for PhD students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. The GSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research. These GBSN scholars … Read More
IESE’s Executive Education programs have been ranked the best in the world for the fourth straight year by the Financial Times, with the school standing out for the quality of its teaching, the diversity of its faculty and its international scope. In addition to coming first overall in the combined ranking, IESE ranked first for custom programs for the fourth straight year, and third in open programs. The FT ranks custom and open programs separately, and then produces an overall rating for all Executive Education. Regarding custom programs, which are tailor-made courses for organizations, IESE scored high marks across the board, placing in the top five spots in … Read More
The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and ESCA Ecole de Management have agreed to work together to make business management education more accessible. The initiative, the latest in CEIBS’ efforts as a socially responsible business school, will make it easier for individuals from Morocco to enrol in the CEIBS MBA and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programmes.
With just 7 weeks in my new role as CEO of GBSN, I approached the GBSN Annual Conference with great anticipation. Since my arrival in Washington in early September I had witnessed the tremendous efforts of Fabienne Jolivert, Network Engagement Officer, and Nicole Zefran, Marketing and Communications Officer, other staff and our interns as they planned the myriad details associated with the one-day Annual Members Meeting and two-day (and night!) conference. Without previous experience attending these events, I did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed! In fact, I was overwhelmed with inspiration in so many ways. The … Read More
GBSN member school, The American University in Cairo recently joined the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS). AUC is the first university from the MENA region to join the global network. This new academic partnership now makes CEMS present on all continents. The CEMS network consists of 30 leading business schools, 7 NGOs and 74 corporate partners. All members are dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders by participating in the CEMS Master in International Management. The one-year program is offered by CEMS’ academic and corporate partners. Students spend each semester at a different CEMS member school … Read More