April 10, 2013
has been named an Executive Board Member School of the Global Business School Network, a nonprofit organization based in
, that works to improve management education for the developing world.
Babson, which has been a member of GBSN since 2008, joins the Kenan-Flagler Business School,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
; Lagos Business School; Mediterranean School of Business;
MIT Sloan School of Management
Stephen M. Ross School
University of Michigan
University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School
of Business; and the University of St. Gallen for Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs on the Executive Board. The Executive Board is the premier level of membership in GBSN. Member schools on the Executive Board are actively engaged in shaping the network and play an important role in achieving GBSN's mission.
is also the co-host for GBSN's Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration being held with co-host Mediterranean School of Business in
June 10 - 12, 2013
. The theme of the conference is "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship."
"Babson has been an important partner over the past few years, and now co-host of our next annual conference, and I am thrilled that they will be helping to shape GBSN's next decade as Executive Board members," said Guy Pfeffermann, CEO of GBSN.
As a GBSN Executive Board Member School, Babson will play an important role in sharing knowledge, building educational capacity and implementing programs to advance management education across borders. These efforts strengthen the pool of talent available to lead local, regional and multinational organizations working in emerging markets. GBSN works to ensure that budding entrepreneurs and leaders receive high quality training that combines international best practice with local relevance.