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GBSN March eNewsletter - Welcoming Three New Schools Into the Network
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> New Member Schools
>> Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Partners with the IFC
>> GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey
>> Wamda Research Lab Report
>> Business Education in Asia
>> Opportunities

Robert Kennedy Joins GBSN Board of Directors

Bob KennedyDean, Ivey Business School

>> Full Bio



Upcoming Events

IFC's 6th International Private Education Conference
April 1-2, 2014
San Francisco, California

6th Festival of Geopolitics- Eurasia: The Future of Europe
April 3-6, 2014
Grenoble, France
Grenoble Ecole de Management

GBSN & INSEAD EMI Technology Summit: Tapping the Potential of Technology to Transform Management Education in Emerging Markets
April 6, 2014

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting
April 7-9, 2014

4th Annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference
April 11-12, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts

EFMD Conference in the MENA Region
April 13-15, 2014
Marrakech, Morocco

CEEMAN Program Management Seminar
April 23-25, 2014
Bled, Slovenia

1st EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference
April 27-29, 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil

12th Annual BMDA Conference
May 7-9, 2014
Riga, Latvia

Shanghai Investing Summit: Global Growth and the Next Breakthrough Economy
May 9, 2014
Shanghai, China
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2014
May 18-21, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya

AACSB Redesigning Undergraduate Curricula Conference
May 19-20, 2014
Tampa, Florida

AABS Research Excellence Workshop
May 21-23, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya

CEEMAN Conference: Hidden Champions in CEE and Turkey - Carving a Global Niche
May 22, 2014
Vienna, Austria

eLearning Africa 9th Annual International Conference
May 28-30, 2014
Kampala, Uganda

CEEMAN Faculty Development for GBSN Members
June 8-20, 2014
Bled, Slovenia

59th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business
June 11-14, 2014
Dublin, Ireland

2014 EFMD Annual Conference
June 15-17, 2014
Vienna, Austria

AACSB Sustainability Conference
June 22-24, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia

AABS Teaching Masters Class
June 29-July 3, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

AABS Case Writing Workshop
July 4-5, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

Academy of International Business-Sub Saharan Africa Chapter Inaugural Conference
August 13-15, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Riara University

The Case Centre Anniversary Conference
September 8-9, 2014
Bangalore, India

The Case Centre Writing Cases Workshop
October 20-21, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

GBSN & EFMD Joint Conference in Africa
November 3 - 5, 2014
Accra, Ghana


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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannI am often asked what it takes to grow a successful business school in the developing world. I see six important success factors, some quite obvious, others perhaps less so:

1. Visionary champions breed success

It takes the vision and drive of an entrepreneurial innovator with a passion to make a difference for an effective, sustainable institution to come to fruition. The evidence shows that it takes a leader with a mission, vision and personal drive to make success possible. 

2. Integration with the business community is key to success

If business education isn’t serving the business community, it won’t work.  By working closely with business professionals, successful schools found ways to ensure that their students got relevant, applicable information that would help them in very practical ways once they completed their education.  In addition, the involvement of the business community is critical to the sustainability of the schools themselves, as without their support the schools would not have students, experienced faculty, or jobs for their graduates.

>> Click here to read Guy's full article


Upcoming GBSN Events

GBSN and EFMD Conference in Africa - Quality in Context Annual Conference
Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World
NOVEMBER 3 - 5, 2014, GHANA
Presented by: GBSN & EFMD

How do you define “quality” for management education in the context of the developing world?

Explore the on-the- ground realities facing students, companies, governments and countries, and how to deliver the management education that they need.

GBSN Welcomes 3 New Schools to the Network!

GBSN is proud to announce the acceptance of three new schools into our network, taking us to 67 elite business schools present in 29 countries. We welcome The Open University Business School (United Kingdom), Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) and the Lahore School of Economics (Pakistan) to GBSN!

Open University Lahore School of EconomicsMaastricht School of Management

>> Click here to read more

The Sustainable MBAGoldman Sachs 10,000 Women Announces a Partnership with the IFC

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women announced a new partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) to create the first-ever global finance facility dedicated exclusively to women-owned small and medium enterprises. 

>> Click here to read more

Mike RosenbergGMAC Releases Alumni Perspectives Survey

One of the most frequently asked questions from prospective business school or management students is:  “I’m focused on being an entrepreneur; why should I get an MBA or other masters degree when my success and satisfaction will be in building my own company?” 

New research from the Graduate Management Admission Council, makers of the GMAT exam, lends power to the idea that a graduate business or management degree is, in fact, for entrepreneurs, too.

>> Click here to read more

Wamda Research Lab Releases Report On Conditions for Scaling Enterprises in MENA

The report, titled "The Next Step: Breaking Barriers to Scale for MENA's Entrepreneurs," was authored by Jamil Wyne. The report was compiled through roughly one year's worth of data collection on conditions for scaling enterprises in MENA. In total over 900 entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship experts in MENA were surveyed (768 entrepreneurs and 169 experts) and 100 interviews were carried out as well.

>> Download the full report

Asian Institute of ManagementMember Spotlight: A Voice From the Asian Institute of Management on Business Education in Asia

AACSB's BizEd Magazine recently featured an article by Ricardo Lim, Dean of the Asian Institute of Management, "How Will Asia Change Business Education?"

Despite the low amount of accredited business schools in Asia, the continent looms large in business education. What will Asia mean for the industry? Dean Ricardo Lim delves into the complex cultural, social, and economic contexts in one of the world's richest areas of growth. 

>> Click here to read full article

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> GBSN Summer Internships
GBSN seeks a Communications and Event Planning Intern and a Programs Intern who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in international development, program management and/or higher educationevent planning and/or communications.

>> Texas A&M University Student Media Grant Program
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University is now accepting proposals for the 2014 Student Media Grants Program. The SMGP is an annual photojournalism grant awarded to students interested in using innovative methods to research and chronicle issues facing fragile and conflict-affected nations. 

>> Michigan State University's Global Center for Food Systems Innovation Grants Will Issue RFA in April 2014
The goal of this RFA will be to create innovation in the global food system by finding, incubating and evaluating new and potentially disruptive knowledge and technology based solutions to development challenges, with an emphasis on problems deriving from population growth, climate change and urbanization.

>> The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges. Crucial commercialisation support will be awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants, through a six month period of training and mentoring.

>> Call for Papers: AIB Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter Inaugural Conference
AIB Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter is delighted to announce its inaugural conference, with the theme: “Africa Rising: The Internationalization of African Firms and the Prospects for Western and Eastern Multinationals." The conference welcomes conceptual and empirical papers, as well as teaching case studies and panels, which contribute to a greater understanding of the internationalization strategies and behavior of African firms.

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