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Moore School Joins Global Business School Network

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COLUMBIA – The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina has joined the Global Business School Network (GBSN), an international nonprofit organization working to strengthen management education in emerging markets through a distinctive global network of business schools.

Individually or on teams drawn from member schools, faculty of these schools work with emerging market business school deans and faculty on specific programs while also sharing knowledge and ideas. More than three dozen of the world’s leading business schools are members, including the London Business School, Harvard, Wharton, Yale, the University of Chicago, MIT, Columbia, Michigan, Duke, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley.

“We are very pleased to be joining the GBSN, and we look forward to working with our new partners,” said

Dr. Hildy Teegen, dean of the Moore School and professor of international business (IB). “This organization is a perfect fit for our school, which has had an IB focus for more than 30 years.”  

The Moore School is one of the U.S. Department of Education’s original Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and offers a variety of programs and activities to enhance the international business experience and expertise of local businesses, faculty, students, and institutions. These include a unique Africa Initiative Program that targets faculty development, study abroad, research, and business outreach. The Moore School is also a member of the steering committee of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), a consortium of schools and universities that have undergraduate IB programs.

GBSN, based in Washington, DC, aims to create a public-private partnership to strengthen the skills of managers in emerging markets by expanding opportunities for management education and training in these countries. Management education is widely considered to be a critical component of successful international development strategies because it provides a stronger pool of local leadership and management talent for all sectors.

The emerging markets originally targeted were in Africa, but GBSN’s work has now expanded to other areas around the globe. Core activities such as faculty development and case writing continue, according to GBSN, while new programs include “sector-specific activities, such as the enhancement of management education for health systems and strategic planning for new greenfield developing-country business schools.”

To date, GBSN says its activities have strengthened faculty at some 16 business schools in Africa, developed more than 170 local case studies, surveyed 800 African health professionals on the need for management and leadership skills in health care, and helped guide the establishment of a new business school in Pakistan.

The GBSN began in 2003 as a unit within the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group. GBSN was spun off in 2006 and became an independent nonprofit organization.

About the Moore School of Business

The Darla Moore School of Business, founded in 1919, is a comprehensive business school with more than 4,500 students. A recognized leader in international business education and quality research, the Moore School is one of 14 degree-granting colleges and schools of the University of South Carolina. The school is named for University of South Carolina alumna and business executive Darla Moore.

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