Today Bloomberg Businessweek's Business Eduction section published an article on the potential for business education in Africa, featuring GBSN CEO Guy Pfeffermann and board member Jim Dean (Dean of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School), and highlighting the work of many of GBSN's member schools.
"According to everyone’s favorite Irish rock star and world-saver, Bono, "Africa is a continent in flames. We’re standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.” However Africa is by no means the economic disaster area of popular perception. As James W. Dean Jr, dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina puts it, "Every time I ask people where they can find a market of nearly a billion people, GDP growth rates as high as 10 percent and significant business opportunities for those willing to learn what it takes, everyone says India. But all this applies to Africa too.”