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GBSN Welcomes 3 New Schools

Posted By Symphony Dixon, Monday, February 01, 2016

GBSN welcomes Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB), ETH Zurich Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC), and Nanyang Business School into a network of prestige member schools. As a member school, the newly accepted will join others in fulfilling a mission to build management education capacity for the developing world through global networking, knowledge sharing, and capacity building programs that prioritize local business education.

Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business – Korea 

Just eight years ago, SKK GSB gained AACSB accreditation and has been making its global mark ever since. In a short time, SKK GSB is ranked as the #1 MBA Program in Korea, #11 in Asia and #59 worldwide. The school currently offers a dual-degree Executive MBA program with Indiana University Kelley School of Business and dual-degree MBA program with Indiana University Kelley School of Business and MIT Sloan School of Management. SKK GSB also offers active study abroad programs and exchange programs with many global partners including MIT Sloan School of Business and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, both GBSN Executive Board Member Schools. SKK GSB’s greater task is to mimic GBSN’s mission by demonstrating excellence and outreach and contributing to capacity building. It's mission is to become the top business school in Asia. Funded by Samsung,the school has the resources to recruit top quality faculty and students and provide a good infrastructure that offers an environment for students and faculty to produce high quality teaching, research, and learning. SKK GSB has extensive relationships with major corporates in Korea, allowing the school to provide extensive employment opportunities for students and research, consulting, and training opportunities for faculty. SKK GSB is confident in its ability to propel pedagogical capabilities and research for business schools in developing countries.

“The major beneficiary of SKK GSB membership in GBSN is our students. Through membership in the network, we are hoping our students will get opportunities to gain more exposure to developing countries from participation in student projects.”

– Jae Ha Lee, Dean of SKK Graduate Business School

ETH Zurich, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics – Switzerland 

D-MTEC is a top-ranked research university specializing in using scientific methods to analyze management and policy-making issues. The new member school possesses diverse social scientific research spanning psychology, management, economics, business, and sociology. D-MTEC’s vision states the department will work to “understand, shape, and relate the interactions between technology, organizations, and society, and their impact on the sustainable use of natural and human resources." 

“Our department intends to engage with GBSN and support the mission by offering intellectual support in meetings, lectures, and course work.”

– Professor Gudela Grote, Head of Department at D-MTEC, ETH Zurich

Nanyang Business School (NBS) - Singapore  

Nanyang is a business school aiming to educate global business leaders and advance knowledge in global management theory and practice. Current theme “The Business of Culture, and the Culture of Business” directs Nanyang to build leadership and distinctive management programs with diversity in mind. Nanyang’s newness to GBSN does not translate into inexperience in supporting developing countries. In 2012, NBS participated in NTU – China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee Faculty Capability Building Programme to mentor faculty from developing parts of China. The Nanyang Technological University - Singapore Business Federation Centre (NTU-SBF) for African Studies, a unique trilateral platform with government, business and academia, is one initiative that promotes ties in developing parts in Africa. The centre was set up with a goal 'to provide thought leadership on Africa to increase business knowledge and understanding of Africa; to build human capital to resource a community of thinkers and doers in businesses' engagement and expansion in Africa; and to foster an integrated Africa network that cultivates ties among business, political and thought leaders in Asia and Africa so as to narrow the knowledge gap between the two regions.'

“Our strategic direction is to build management thought leadership and distinctive programmes based on the theme of 'the business of culture and the culture of business.' We commit to build capacity of business schools in the developing world to provide management education that combines best practice and local relevance.”

– Ravi Kumar, Dean of Nanyang Business School

GBSN is honored to welcome these three new institutions to our network. This addition expands the network to 74 members in 35 countries.

Symphony Dixon is the International Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network.

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