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Global Business School Network Welcomes University of St. Gallen as First Executive Board Member School from Europe

Posted By Page Schindler Buchanan, Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Page Schindler Buchanan

We're excited to announce that the University of St. Gallen is now a GBSN Executive Board Member School, our first from Europe!

It's a great testament to their commitment to strengthening management education in the developing world that they have decided to take a leadership role in helping GBSN achieve our mission. 

Here is the official release announcing their Executive Board Membership.


Global Business School Network Welcomes University of St. Gallen as Executive Board Member School

University of St. GallenThe Global Business School Network is pleased to welcome the University of St. Gallen for Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs (Switzerland), a longtime member of the network, to Executive Board Membership. The University of St. Gallen is a top ranked international business school listed by the Financial Times Master Rankings as 1st place Master in Strategy and International Management (SIM), 3rd place CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS MiM) and 5th place Master in Banking and Finance (MBF). They are also members of The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) and Partnership in International Management (PIM).

GBSN Executive Board Members are leading business schools actively engaged in shaping the international network. They play an important role in achieving GBSN’s mission to build management education capacity for the developing world. The University of St. Gallen joins Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA); Lagos Business School (Nigeria); Mediterranean School of Business (Tunisia); MIT Sloan School of Management (USA); Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (USA); and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business (USA) as the seventh member and first school from Europe on the Executive Board.

"As rector of the University of St. Gallen I am delighted that we will join the GBSN Executive Board as the first European member,” said Thomas Bieger, President of the University of St. Gallen. "This will strengthen our focus on Africa and its business schools.”

GBSN works with Executive Board Member Schools to guide and grow the organization’s reach and activities. These prominent members of this international network of leading business schools are at the forefront of the effort to strengthen the pool of management talent the developing world needs to generate prosperity.

"It is a great honor to have the University of St. Gallen make this significant commitment to GBSN’s mission to advance business education for the developing world,” said Guy Pfeffermann, CEO and founder of GBSN. "We look forward to working with their faculty and administration to foster collaboration across borders and promote management education that combines international best practice with local relevance.”

About GBSN

The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the severe shortage of management talent stifling growth in the developing world. GBSN builds management education capacity for the developing world by harnessing the power of a network of over 50 leading business schools to foster networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration across borders. Through network activities and capacity building programs GBSN is working to advance management education that combines international best practice with local relevance. For more information please visit

About University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative view have been characteristics of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) ever since it was established in 1898. Today, the HSG is educating about 7,300 students from 83 nations in management, economics, law and social sciences – with success: the HSG is one of Europe’s leading business universities. In the 2011 European Business School Ranking of the Financial Times, the HSG was in 12th place. Its integrative education at the highest academic standard earned it the international seals of approval of the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. The University awards Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor’s (Dr. and Ph.D.) degrees. In addition, the HSG offers first-class and extensive executive education courses. The focal points of research at the HSG are its 43 institutes, research centres and centers, which form an integral part of the University. The institutes, which are largely organised autonomously, are self-financing to a great extent but still closely connected with university life. For more information please visit


Page Schindler Buchanan is the Communications and Media Officer for GBSN.

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