Coventry Business School has expanded its global footprint and engagement with international partners from new regions by joining the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Founded by the World Bank in 2003, GBSN is a non-profit organisation that works with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world.

Since its formation in 2003, it has grown to a network of over 100 leading business schools in more than 50 countries that are committed to profoundly impacting sustainable development worldwide, through education, research, and community engagement.

Coventry Business School’s membership of GBSN further enhances its working relationships with its business school peers around the world to develop business education and knowledge. Through Coventry University Group’s global offices in China, Dubai, Singapore, Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria, the school enjoys close links with leading universities and international organisations around the world.

Through GBSN’s international events and capacity building programmes, Coventry Business School will be involved in advising, training and mentoring regional educators. With over 50 years of experience teaching business, the School prides itself on delivering high quality research that informs its teaching and can make a difference to society.

The School also delivers a broad portfolio of grant-funded internationally collaborative research as well as client funded consultancy, knowledge transfer activity, and international research exchange.

Professor Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University, said: “At Coventry Business School, it is our belief that access to education is paramount for the development of individuals and societies. We are proud of our national and international outreach to both traditional and non-traditional, often first in their family to attend university, students. Through collaborations as well as through our on-line capabilities, we seek to create better futures for our graduates.”

Dan LeClair, CEO of Global Business School Network, said: “The mission of GBSN is to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. In short, we enable business schools to foster inclusive and sustainable development, and that clearly aligns well with the vision and mission of Coventry Business School.”

Professor Sukanlaya Sawang, Associate Dean and GBSN membership project lead, Coventry Business School, said: “Through the GBSN network, Coventry Business School will expand our global activities for collaborative research, educational collaboration and international experiences for our students and staff.  This is a great opportunity for our Business School to expand our global footprint and reputation.” ​​

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