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GBSN programs build the capacity of local business schools in the developing world to provide management education that combines international best practice with local relevance. Programs addresses specific institutional capacity needs and broader development goals.


Participants in a 2010 GBSN Health and Agribusinss Management and Leadership Workshop In Kenya

Participants in a 2010 Health and  Agribusiness Management and  Leadership Workshop In Kenya 

Agriculture makes up a large portion of the economy in many developing countries. Strong management along the value chain coupled with improved knowledge of markets and trade has the power to increase productivity and profitability in the agriculture sector.

Business Schools can play an important role in fostering entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector while providing a platform for innovation through the identification of potential markets, carrying out feasibility studies, and developing strong business plans.

>> Program Spotlight: GBSN coordinated a 3-day design workshop with Sub-Saharan African business schools that worked towards the development of new training programs in health management and agribusiness



Graduates of the first cohort ofhte GBSN Mid-Level Management Training Program for Health Care Workers in Nigeria

Graduates of the first cohort of    the GBSN Mid-Level    Management Training Program    for Health Care Workers in    Nigeria    

Ineffective management of health workers and resources is a significant contributor to poor health outcomes.

Business Schools are an ideal venue for training health care providers in critical thinking and problem solving, in addition to fundamental management skills. In a sector as complex as health, such skills are crucial to creating efficient, effective systems for service delivery.

>> Program Spotlight: With experts from Duke and Berkeley, GBSN monitored and evaluated a pioneering management training program for health care providers in Nigeria.


10,000 Women Participants in Nigeria

10,000 Women Participants        in Nigeria       

Recognizing the great potential for entrepreneurship to contribute economic growth in developing countries, GBSN supports the development of entrepreneurship training programs globally.

>> Program Spotlight: In Nigeria GBSN helped to develop a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management that became a model for Goldman Sach's 10,000 Women initiative

Zebra on Safarri in Kenya

On Safari in Kenya    
Despite a growing African tourism industry, many African countries have been unable to harness this economic opportunity due, in large part, to poor business skills.

Tourism and hospitality enterprises have little access to local tourism management training, and as a result, face obstacles such as the inability to form franchises or market internationally.

>> Program Spotlight: GBSN launched a tourism management training program that assisted management schools in Senegal, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Rwanda.


Business Administration

Strategic advisors for Karachi school
Strategic advisors for a new     business school in Karachi,    Pakistan, developed with     business community to meet     their talent needs    
In many parts of the world, the most formidable development obstacle is the poor performance of the private sector and the need for greater focus on growth-oriented interventions.

Weak human capacity across the board is consistently cited as a major stumbling block
and a large portion of the private sector continues to face numerous obstacles due to poor management and technical capacity, and a shortage of skilled managerial candidates.

>> Program Spotlight: GBSN worked with a school in Ghana to develop key MBA course modules and a strategic plan for quality improvement
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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