GBSN develops programs that build the capacity of schools in the developing world in areas such as pedagogy, program design, administration, strategy, research, case writing and international partnerships. By supporting the knowledge, skills and tools to teach management and entrepreneurship effectively in a community, we can impact the regional economy and job market for years to come.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration

    Through partnerships with industry, development agencies, foundations and schools GBSN develops programs that support a wide range of educational institutions, not just our members.

  • Focus on Local Institutions

    We build the capacity of local institutions to deliver quality management education that is relevant to their market.  A local business school with the ability to deliver a valuable and relevant educational program will provide the employers, government and entrepreneurial sector quality talent that is rooted in the community long after aid dollars have moved on.

  • Member School Experts

    We draw on member faculty, deans and staff to train, advise and mentor their peers. GBSN’s network allows us to build diverse teams, typically pairing experts from top schools in both developing and advanced countries.

  • Custom Program Design

    Our programs vary in scope, region and activity based on the needs of our partners. Programs may stand alone as an initiative of one business school, or can be part of a larger development project that incorporates management education as an element to enhance sustainability and impact.

Program Portfolio

Since 2003 GBSN has engaged our members to build the capacity of business schools in the developing world. This portfolio highlights the variety of ways GBSN has improved access to quality, locally relevant management education around the globe.


Strengthening Healthcare Systems

Enhancing the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of sub-Saharan African organizations that are devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations


Teaching Virtually

Trained faculty in Belarus to develop and deliver virtual entrepreneurship courses through regional centers



Aided the development of a “Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management” in Nigeria that became a model for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program


Case Writing

Trained and mentored faculty to develop hundreds of local teaching cases in Kenya and Senegal


Strategic Advising

Advised an industrial group in Pakistan in establishing a business school for their local market


Case Method Teaching

Trained Public Policy faculty from across Africa to integrate cases into the classroom


Healthcare Management

Assessed and supported African businesss schools to deliver management development program for healthcare professionals


Agri- Entrepreneurship

Designed monitoring and evaluation framework for an agribusiness entrepreneurship training program in Africa


Feasibility Study

Produced a feasibility study for a new business school in Bangladesh


Student Projects

Conducted a workshop on how to establish and run action-based learning in Malaysia


Executive Education

Advised a state administrative school in Nepal on revising curriculum for officials

Program Areas of Activity

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“Enterprise development was still new in Nigeria when we started, but we wanted to be the best. We wanted to benchmark ourselves with the top players, not in Africa, but around the world.
Our network was limited, but we found a partner and ally in GBSN.”

Peter Bamkole, Founder/Director, Enterprise Development Center, Nigeria