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GBSN - Academic Excellence with a Global Perspective

The Global Business School Network brings together leading business schools from around the globe that share a dedication to making a difference in the developing world.

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GBSN Members are top business schools from around the world committed to delivering high quality education, sharing best practices, and working together to strengthen business education for the developing world.

Membership is selective. GBSN member schools must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in their region and a commitment to GBSN's mission.

Business schools that offer fully-branded degrees are invited to apply for membership. Satellite campuses are included as members when their parent institution joins and will not be considered for individual membership.

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed by our Academic Advisory Board on a quarterly basis and their decision is based on the following criteria:

  • Experience in developing countries
  • Commitment to engaging in GBSN activities, programs and events
  • Areas of specialization (e.g., executive education, MBA, entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • Type of accreditation
  • Membership in regional associations
  • Faculty profile
  • Strength in local market/regional context
  • Rankings
  • Applicants are encouraged to secure an endorsement by one or more current GBSN Members.
Annual Contribution


Member Schools: $5,000 USD annually

Member Schools have access to all GBSN-related activities and opportunities at all levels of the institution.

Discounts are available to qualifying institutions in the developing world.

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