What We Do
We bring the world’s leading business schools together with business, NGOs, and governments to achieve our mission “to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world.”
While all our work is to pursue the mission, and involve members and partners of the network, we describe our work in three broad categories: projects, programs, and thought leadership. Our thought leadership work helps to guide and shape the way management and entrepreneurship education develops—it informs our projects and programs.
Programs are built on the strength of our network and designed to achieve the mission by helping business school students, faculty, and administrators to engage directly in the mission of GBSN. They include meaningful developing world management development experiences for learners, collaborative faculty research to generate new knowledge about pressing challenges in the emerging economies, and leaders to form peer networks for developing innovative programs consistent with our mission.
Projects are designed to build capacity for management and entrepreneurship education. Projects are often supported by business, foundation, and government grants, implemented by member business schools, and administered by GBSN staff. Projects include building and scaling programs, conducting feasibility studies, creating and delivering training programs, building partnerships and associations, and more.
Thought leadership is about shaping the development of management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Our expertise lies in the collective knowledge and experiences of our broad network of organizations worldwide, which have for decades been engaged in the pioneering work for the developing world. We conduct research, convene experts, foster innovation, and influence policy that supports the achievement of mission.