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About GBSN

The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management education for the developing world. With a growing network of over 70 leading business schools on 6 continents, we foster cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration. Our programs engage our network members to advise, train and mentor regional educators.


The Global Business School Network’s mission is to build management education capacity for the developing world. GBSN harnesses the power of a global network of leading business schools to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing, advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance.


For the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.


“In over 40 years as a development economist at the World Bank I saw vast amounts of money, resources and human potential go to waste. It wasn’t just money these emerging markets needed, but human capacity to effectively manage resources and productively lead teams.”.

Guy Pfeffermann GBSN Founder & CEO

GBSN's work in three intersecting areas of activity leverages the power of our network to improve access to quality, locally relevant management education in the developing world.


Networking and Knowledge Sharing

GBSN’s annual conference, topical summits, webinars, web resources and networking activities provide opportunities for cross-border connections and knowledge transfer that lead to management education that combines global best practice with local relevance. These activites engage, inform and connect over 70 leading business schools members with each others, as well as colleagues and partners around the globe.

  • Conferences and Topical Summits
  • Webinars
  • Institutional Connections
  • Advisory Committees
  • Opportunities Listings
  • Resource for News, Best Practice and Lessons Learned

Capacity Building Programs

GBSN engages our network membership of top business schools to advise, train and mentor management, entrepreneurship and leadership educators in the developing world. From mobile education to case writing to career services, our programs are customized to address the needs of each institution and community.

  • Faculty Mentoring and Training
  • International Advisors
  • Feasibility and Capacity Studies
  • Program Design and Review
  • Experiential Learning Programs
  • Case Study Teaching and Writing


Thought Leadership  

GBSN advocates for the importance of management education in development efforts across sectors, including health, agribusiness and entrepreneurship. As a convener and catalyst, we have been proud to see broad changes in how management education is viewed and approached around the world.

  • Speaking at International Conferences
  • Advocacy in Development Sector
  • Publications
  • Strategic Partnerships
more Upcoming Events

9/26/2016 » 9/30/2016
AABS Teaching the Practice of Management Workshop

9/28/2016 » 9/30/2016
24th CEEMAN Annual Conference

9/28/2016 » 9/29/2016
SEED Africa Symposium 2016

10/5/2016 » 10/7/2016
1st Global Entrepreneurship Development (GEDC) Conference

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