GBSN 2014 Annual Conference: Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing Wolrd




Conference Events

3 November 2014:
GBSN Members Meeting
(GBSN Members Only)

EFMD Accreditation Seminar
(Open to all)
NEWLocation: IESE Business School

4-5 November 2014:
GBSN + EFMD Joint Conference
(Open to all)
NEW Location: IESE Business School



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Conference Sponsors

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Event Sponsor

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

Session Sponsor

eLearning Africa

Patron Sponsor


Welcome Reception Sponsor

MIT Sloan

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Conference Secretariat
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Phone: +1.202.628.9040

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The Global Business School Network and EFMD present a special joint conference convening key position holders from leading business schools, companies, NGOs and government organizations from around the world to discuss how to define and deliver quality management education in the context of the developing world.

Hosted by IESE Business School, with the theme Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World, the conference will give participants the opportunity to explore on-the-ground realities facing students, companies and governments, and how to deliver the management education they need to thrive.

Who Should Attend?

About the Conference Hosts

About the Global Business School Network

GBSNThe Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening management, entrepreneurial and leadership talent for the developing world through better access to quality, locally relevant education. GBSN harnesses the power of a network of nearly 70 leading business schools that share a dedication to our mission to build management education capacity for the developing world.  Through international events and local capacity building projects GBSN facilitates cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. GBSN programs tap the expertise of our member schools to advise, train and mentor developing world institutions and educators. More information is available at, the GBSN Blog and @gbsnonline on Twitter.

About EFMD

EFMDEFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies (820 members / 82 countries) at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. EFMD runs the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation systems as well as the EFMD Deans Across Frontiers development programme (EDAF) and is one of the key reference points for management education worldwide. More information about EFMD is available via, the EFMD blogand @EFMDnews on Twitter.

About IESE Business School

IESEFor over fifty years, IESE Business School has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve. IESE’s success is built on a humanistic approach to business and leadership, complemented by a world class faculty producing ground-breaking research; the global scope of its programs, faculty, students and campuses; a practical and relevant teaching methodology; and a growing alumni network of 40,000 professionals world-wide prepared to take on today’s challenges and lead business into the future. For IESE, sustainable and long-term global prosperity can be achieved through a humanistic approach to business. This helps business leaders to influence companies and society positively, shaping the world for future generations. IESE strives to ensure that professionalism, integrity and a respect for others, are at the core of everything it does.


Become a Sponsor

At the 2010 Conference in Washington DC

Join the Conference as a sponsor and you will affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative event that attracts the attention of leaders in international management education. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work ensuring the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Sponsorships provide critical support for the conference and give scholarships to faculty from business schools in emerging markets who would not be able to attend otherwise. 

For more information on sponsorship, contact Doug White at or call +1.202.628.9042