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GBSN April eNewsletter
GBSN April eNewsletter - Congratulations to the MBA+ Challenge Video Contest Winner
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting

In This Issue

>>MBA+ Challenge Contest Winner
>> Kiva Fellows Program
>> Social Business
>> nextbillion case competition
>> GBSN Conference Keynote
>>Women, Tech &Entrepreneruship
>> Opportunities

GBSN Conference in Tunisia

>> Register Today for the 2013 GBSN Annual Conference


Upcoming Events

Capturing Impact: Interactive Workshop on Outcomes Data Collection & Analysis
May 7 - 9, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

11th Annual BMDA Conference "The Role of Management Empowering Innovations and Creativity"
May 9 - 10, 2013
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kogod Global Management Institute (KGMI)
May 12 - 18, 2013
Washington, DC

AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2013 - Business Schools as generators of African Competitiveness
May 13 - 14, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

Association of MBAs International Conference for Deans and Directors
May 15 - 17, 2013
Warsaw, Poland

AABS Research Excellence Workshop 2013
May 15 - 17, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

Business, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in Africa
May 23 - 25, 2013
Kampala, Uganda
Makerere University Business School

Affinity Networking - Identifying the Most Meaningful Connections - GBSN Alumni Services Working Group
May 24, 2013 10:00 am EST

Africa Business Conference - Breeding African Lions: Imperatives for Building Globally Competitve Business
May 31, 2013
Lagos, Nigeria

International Management Teachers Academy
June 2 - 14, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

Quality & Governance in Higher Education Conference
June 6 - 7, 2013
Dubrovnik, Croatia

GBSN Annual Conference "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship"
June 10-12, 2013
Tunis, Tunisia
Co-hosted by Babson College and Mediterranean School of Business

AABS Teaching the Practice of Management 2013
June 18 - 22, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

AABS Case Writing Workshop 2013
June 24 - 25, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

9th Annual Global Integrity School Leadership and Management for Integrity Course
July 1 - 6, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

PRME Summit/CEEMAN Conference
September 25 - 26, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

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Guy Visits Tunis in Advance of the GBSN Annual Conference in June
Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannThis month I talked about Africa at Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a GBSN member. So I thought I would put on my development economist hat and take a fresh look at the continent – meaning Sub-Saharan Africa.

Things have definitely improved, especially since world commodity prices started soaring around 1995. There is so much exuberance about Africa that a recent issue of "This is Africa” is entitled "Over-hyped? Competing narratives on the African growth story”. I thought it might be interesting to compile two lists: what I see as positive factors and the challenges.

>> Click here to read Guy's list of challenges and positive signs


MBA+ Challenge Video ContestCongratulations to the winner of the MBA+ Challenge Video Contest

The video MamaCarts - Increasing Food Security from a team of business students from Colorado State University College of Business in Fort Collins, Colorado has been selected by our esteemed panel of judges as the winner of the 2013 MBA+ Challenge Video Contest. Their impact project focuses on empowering local communities to increase food security in urban slums. MamaCarts is a for-profit food cart micro franchise that leverages existing supply chains to distribute clean, complete and delicious meals to lower income, marginalized communities.

Coming in 2nd place: GIVEWATTS video produced by a team of business students from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

3rd place: Seeking Change - UNC Kenan-Flagler and the World Around Them video produced by a team from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Investing in Impact - SEI in Nicaragua video produced by a team of business students from Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Momtaz Host video produced by a team of business students from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

>> Click here to see all of the winning videos

Kiva Fellow in KenyaKiva Fellows Program Gives MBAs a Difference Perspective

Armed with sharp business acumen and a discerning fiscal eye, Muskan Chopra has a background any MBA candidate would envy. But when Chopra graduates from Columbia Business School in May, she’ll have a secret weapon in her arsenal.

Between her first and second years of business school, Muskan spent three months as a Kiva Fellow in Kenya. There, far away from campus and classrooms, she felt her education truly take shape.

>> Click here for the full article

Leonhard Nima, Grameen Creative LabBringing Social Business to Your School

On April 15th Leonhard Nima of the Grameen Creative Lab presented ways he works with universities around the globe to incorporate Social Business into their curricula, research and programs.

>> Click here to read the synopsis and watch the recorded webinar

Next billion Case Writing Competitionnextbillion Case Writing Competition Winner Explores How Microfinance Can Be Sustainable

In October 2012, the IFC lent Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN) $100 million to finance small and micro enterprises, including women entrepreneurs.

The financing, which was six times the amount IFC provided to BTPN in 2009, marked a significant milestone for the Indonesian bank. But just a few years earlier, BTPN President Jerry Ng faced the dilemma of how to grow the business and continue its social mission through microfinance.

>> Click here to read more about this award-winning case and the nextbillion competition

African Business JournalGBSN Annual Conference to Feature a Keynote Conversation with Patrick Awuah and Mthuli Ncube

The conference, being held in Tunisia June 10-12, will feature a keynote conversation with African leadership education pioneer Patrick Awuah (Ghana) and Chief Economict and Vice President of the African Developent Bank, Mthuli Ncube (Tunisia).

Other features of the conference include a panel and "challenge sessions" on technology in education, and experiential site visits to local Tunisian employers and entrepreneurs.

>> Click here for the full conference agenda

GBSN WebinarGBSN Webinar Creating Jobs: A Preview to the 2013 Annual Conference

Start the discussion early! Join Nora Brown and Lisa Leander of GBSN to discuss current research and highlights around our conference theme of Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

>> Click here to learn more and register

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Dean, School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University
The Dean will work closely with the University Provost to establish and realise the new Graduate School of Public Policy and will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership for public policy scholarship in Kazakhstan.

>> Kiva Fellowship
Kiva Fellows have a unique opportunity to witness the realities of microfinance firsthand by working directly with a Kiva field partner, or supporting Kiva’s newest initiative (Kiva Zip), for a minimum of 16 weeks.

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