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Board Chairperson, Dr. Ali Elquammah, shares his vision for AABS and Management Education in Africa

Publish date:2018-02-19

Over the past 12 years, AABS has done a tremendous job to enhance the image of African Management Education throughout the continent. In doing so, it has seen significant growth in terms of quantities of members that join as the engagement and interaction taking place between members and AABS work streams-the AABS Secretariat, Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) workshops, Research excellence Workshops, AABS Connect annual conferences, Case Study Competition, etc.

Many recent writings and reports on Management Education in Africa mentioned AABS as the leading constructive change driver.  



Call for Papers - 2018 International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics

Publish date:2018-02-01
Globalization has been the order of global business for a while, as firms have sought to expand into markets far afield. Technological advances and improvements in global infrastructure have made the global firm very competitive. The rewards for this strategic approach have been increased profits derived from areas that would normally not be accessible. Many firms have, therefore, retuned their strategies to give them global orientations. This is also the time when Africa is touted as “the next big thing” in global business.



GIBS selected as United Nations PRME Champion for 2018-2019 Cycle

Publish date:2018-01-30

University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been selected as one of the 38 global business schools that will be part of the United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for the 2018-19 Champions Cycle. PRME officially announced the 2018-2019 Champion schools at the Global 100 Executive Roundtable in Davos, Switzerland on January 23, 2018, coinciding with the World Economic Forum.



USB’s Small Business Academy: new intake starts classes in Eastern Cape

Publish date:2018-01-30
In an effort to fight the challenges of poverty and unemployment, and the remoteness of rural Eastern Cape, USB’s Small Business Academy (SBA) has partnered for the second year with the Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency (JoGEDA) to offer sponsored business development support to small business owners in the area. 



Which Way, Africa?

Publish date:2018-01-29

A popular Nigerian artiste once sang these lyrics, “Which way, Nigeria? Which way to go…Let’s save Nigeria, so Nigeria won’t die”. It was a period when the country struggled with problems of inefficiency and corruption. The song came to my mind again during the EFMD Middle-East and Africa Conference, which took place last November at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in Johannesburg.  



LBS Signs MOU with Total

Publish date:2018-01-29

Lagos Business School (LBS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)/Educational Partnership Agreement with Total to optimally harness the knowledge transfer and sharing initiative between both organisations.



Global Improvement Network: Fostering Quality Business Education in Africa

Publish date:2018-01-29

In 2014, AACSB’s provisional 2020 Committee recommended to the organization a Global Improvement Network (GIN), aimed at providing support and guidance to business schools in emerging countries to cultivate local talent for the longer-term goal of stimulating growth, infrastructure, and commerce for the betterment of society. The GIN program focused on Africa for a two-year pilot program, which began in July 2016.



AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East and Africa 9–11 May 2018 | London, England, UK

Publish date:2018-01-29
On 9–11 May 2018, AACSB International organizes the Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa in London, England. If you are keen to learn about and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards, we strongly recommend you to attend this conference where we will address important issues affecting business schools in the region, discuss updates to our accreditation standards and, engage in question and answer sessions.



LBS Commences International Management Research Centre

Publish date:2018-01-29

The Lagos Business School has commenced the process of building an International Management Research Centre to be named after the late Nigerian technocrat and administrator, Gamaliel Onosode and a sod-turning ceremony was held at the centre's construction premises.



2nd Edition of Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Week Holds at LBS

Publish date:2018-01-29
The second edition of Lagos Business School's Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) week themed "Selling Strategies for Consumer Markets: Perspectives from Africa's Largest Economy" held at Lagos Business School. LBS hosted MBA students from Yale School of Management in the United States, IPADE Business School, Mexico, Fudan University School of Management, China and UBC Sauder School of Business, Canada.



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