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GBSN Welcomes Three New Schools to the Network!

Posted By Melissa Dorow, Monday, March 31, 2014

Melissa DorrowGBSN is proud to announce the addition of The Open University Business School (OUBS), Maastricht School of Management (MsM) and the Lahore School of Economics to our growing list of member schools.  GBSN works with a network of over 60 world-class business schools on six continents to build management education capacity for the developing world.  GBSN works with our member schools to build management education capacity for the developing world through cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and capacity building programs to strengthen local business education. As members, Ivey, ISM and IAM, will have the opportunity to participate in GBSN’s robust network, share knowledge and perspectives with peers around the world, and engage in capacity building programs.

As members, The Open University Business School, MsM and Lahore School of Economics will have the opportunity to participate in this network, share knowledge and perspectives with peers around the world, and engage in capacity building programs.

Open University Business School

The Open University Business School brings expertise in high quality distance learning and the production of open educational resources along with experience in the developing world.  Based in the UK, the OUBS has students in more than 70 countries across the globe through a highly engaging and interactive model of distance and online learning.  The Open University’s involvement in international development includes major programs to train health workers and teachers across the developing world. 

OUBS looks forward to fully engaging with the network through attending conferences and events, exploring partnership opportunities with other member schools, and bringing deep expertise in online and distance learning to capacity building activities. 

“We are genuinely excited at the opportunities membership of the network can bring to learn from and partner with other schools.”

-Rebecca Taylor, Dean

Maastricht School of Management

Maastricht School of Management (MsM) integrates management development research and education with international project activities in a variety offields such as higher education, public administration, private sector development, environment, and gender.  MsM is involved in several international capacity development projects, including agribusiness capacity building in Indonesia and Vietnam, entrepreneurship development in Africa, and gender capacity building and mainstreaming in Yemen. 

MsM offers programs around the world with 30 nationalities represented in the full-time MBA program offered in Maastricht.

“We are very much looking forward and eager to participate in GBSN’s activities and being part of the network.  The approach of balancing management theory with practical experience and applied research in a multicultural and multidisciplinary setting will ensure that MsM can provide meaningful contribution in a wide variety to GBSN’s activities.”

-Prof. Wim A. Naudé, Dean Director

Lahore School of Economics

The vision of the Lahore School of Economics is to become a leading internationally recognized teaching and research university to create and disseminate knowledge, which contributes to making Pakistan and the world a better place.  Students at the Lahore School of Economics pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, including BA MBA, EMBA, MPHIL, and PhD programs.  The Lahore School of Economics also hosts regular conferences in the areas of business and economics.

The Lahore School of Economics is eager to strengthen its faculty through faculty exchanges with member schools and joint faculty development workshops.

“Business education is no longer a local issue but rather a global issue, and this means that business schools must produce graduates and knowledge that reach beyond geographic boundaries.  GBSN can provide the guidance, expertise and international connections that will enable [Lahore School of Economics] to transition from one of the best business schools in Pakistan to an internationally recognized business school.”

-Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector

GBSN is excited to welcome The Open University Business School (OUBS), Maastricht School of Management (MsM) and the Lahore School of Economics to our network.  With the addition of Maastricht School of Management, GBSN is now present in 29 countries around the world.

Please email info@gbsnonline.org for more information on membership or to find out how to reach your fellow GBSN member schools.

Melissa Dorow is the Communications Intern at the Global Business School Network.

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