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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannLisa Leander, GBSN’s Membership Officer, and I were among some 1,300 participants in the recent International Conference and Annual Meeting of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What struck me most about the conference was growing interest in the developing world. At last year’s New York conference a lot of attention was paid to the globalization of management education, but the focus was mainly on the "BRIC” countries. This year, the focus widened from "emerging markets” to the developing world as a whole. Not only that, but for the first time in my experience, GBSN’s core tenet – how management education can reduce poverty – figured prominently.

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In this Issue

Poor Management Perpetuates Poverty
African Management Initiative Launches in Lagos
Graduation Day for Agribusiness Students in Kenya
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in Peru
University of Botswana Seeks B-School Director
ISCAM Seeks Director in Madagascar
Results for Development Competition
Challenge:Future Video Contest
Volunteer Online Facilitator Opportunity
MBA Fellowship Opportunities
Dispensers for Safe Water Seeks Program Director

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Poor Management Perpetuates Poverty: An Interview with Guy Pfeffermann

On May 21st the Times of India published an interview with Guy Pfeffermann talking about management education around the world and in India in anticipation of GBSN's upcoming conference in Delhi. Click here to read the article

African Management Initiative Launches in LagosAMI - African Management Initiative

On May 15th the African Management Initiative was officially launched at the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. AMI is a joint effort between AABS, GBSN, the Lundin Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation to strengthen management capacity in Africa through high-quality and relevant education, training and development programs.

Read Los Angeles Times Article on AMI:
"Africa's economic boom points up the need for managers"

Program Updates

Graduation Day for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs in KenyaEntrepreneurs/Graduates after the ceremony

By Nora Brown, GBSN COO
Last week I had the honor of participating in the first graduation ceremony for the newly launched Certificate Program in Management and Innovation for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs at USIU in Nairobi, Kenya. GBSN partnered with USIU on the development of locally relevant materials for the program and in January twelve new case studies were finalized, ready for use in the new program. Since so much of our work is focused on the inputs of new programs, I rarely have the pleasure of seeing the outputs.

The graduates were bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement about the new possibilities their business now held. The benefits of new knowledge were clearly mixed with the power of inspiration to provide the graduates with a feeling of empowerment, ready to go out and take on new challenges and achieve new success. Click here to read more

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Recruiting in PeruGoldman Sachs 10,000 Women

10,000 Women program in Peru is recruiting women for its next cohort of 10,000 Women scholars in Lima. The 10,000 Women certificate program in Peru was launched by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank, Mibanco, a leading micro-finance institution in Latin America, Universidad del Pacífico and Thunderbird School of Global Management. Click here to read more


University of Botswana Seeks Director for Graduate School of Business

The University of Botswana is a Public Institution situated in Gaborone, the nation’s capital city. Currently, the Faculty of the business eschool, established in 2010, offers a number of undergraduate programmes, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Business. Click here to learn more

Call for Papers for First NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa

First NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa will be held in Lisbon (Portugal), September 7th and 8th, 2012 and is seeking contributions on the broad theme of economic development in Africa. Deadline is June 21, 2012.Click here to learn more

ISCAM Seeks Academic and Program Director - Madagascar

The High Institute of Communication, Business and Management (ISCAM) Founded in 1990 in Madagascar, and which is classified as the best Business School in the island, member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), is developing in the regional and international level.
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Competition to Identify Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement

Results for Development (R4D), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, has begun work on an exploratory project to identify and explore innovative secondary education for skills enhancement (ISESE) in Africa and Asia.
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Challenge:Future offers video competition with message to HH Dalai Lama and M. Yunus

Challenge:Future Youth Think Tank & Global Student Innovation Competition (C:F, welcomes students 18 - 30 to an exciting spring conversation with two of the most influential people in the world.
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Global Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Business Development Seeks Volunteer Online Community Facilitator

Global AEBD -- Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Business Development -- is a new 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in Maryland, USA. We are looking for volunteers to serve as Global AEBD Online Community Facilitators (OCF) who, first and foremost, share the view that rallying for entrepreneurship is a great way to help others and the world. Click here to learn more

Immediate MBA Fellowship Opportunities in Equatorial Guinea and Peru

CDC Development Solutions is presently recruiting four Spanish-speaking MBA Advisors to begin work this summer in Equatorial Guinea and Peru.
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Dispensers for Safe Water Seeks Kenya Program Director

DSW's mission in Kenya is no less than to provide safe water to the millions of Kenyans who cannot currently access it. The new Program Director will build on the team's experience and innovation, leveraging technology and streamlined field operations to reach millions. Click here to learn more



GBSN 7th Annual Conference: Making the Connection, June 11 - 13, 2012 in New Delhi, India

Upcoming Events

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
June 4 - 5 | Hong Kong

Forward Networking

International Management Teachers Academy
June 10 - 22 | Bled, Slovenia


GBSN 7th Annual Conference"Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development"
June 11-14, 2012 | Delhi, India
Academic Host: Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

PRME Global Forum for Responsible
Management Education
June 14 - 15 | Rio de Janeiro
PRME Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Office

Academy of Management Conference
August 3 - 7 | Boston
"The Informal Economy"

NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic
Development in Africa

September 7, 8 | Lisbon, Portugal

CEEMAN Annual Conference
September 24 - 29 | South Africa
Business and Educational Challenges in Dynamically Changing Environments

Global Entrepreneurship: The Latest Research on Business Education
October 11 - 13 | Washington, DC
International Council for Small Business - George Washington University

CLADEA Annual Assembly
October 22 - 24 | Lima
Management Education: Beyond Boundaries

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
November TBA | Amman, Jordan

Forward Networking

Conference on Responsible Leadership
Week of November 19 | South Africa

Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and Stellenbosch Business School

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
November 29 - 30 | Cape Town

Forward Networking

Academy of Management Conference
January 7 - 10, 2013 | Johannesburg

At Gordon Institute of Business Science

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
February 2013 | Paris

Forward Networking

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