Johnson Joins Global Business School Network


Cornell’s graduate business school shares a mission with non-profit organization to advance education for the developing world

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The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has joined the Global Business School Network (GBSN), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that is dedicated to addressing the severe shortage of management talent in the developing world.  Johnson joins a network of more than 50 leading business schools from 26 countries, all committed to creating opportunity and improving lives through better management.

GBSN works with its member schools to implement programs that help improve the quality of management education institutions in the developing world – ensuring that students are taught the skills and knowledge to build businesses and lead teams to success. By building the capacity of local faculty, modernizing educational methods, and developing programs that meet local needs, GBSN provides a sustainable solution to meet the management needs in the developing world.

“We are thrilled to welcome Johnson to our growing network of business schools,” said GBSN CEO Guy Pfeffermann. “Its leadership in international business education and commitment to economic and social development are impressive.  I look forward to working with Johnson to further our mutual interest in advancing management education for the developing world.”

Johnson’s membership in GBSN continues a longstanding commitment to educational excellence and international impact. Johnson’s centers and institutes, such as the Emerging Markets Institute and Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, actively engage in education and new knowledge creation in the developing world, through MBA study treks, sponsored projects, and faculty research.

“Johnson is proud to be part of a global network that is leading in the effort to bring excellence in management education to the developing world,” said Randy Allen, associate dean for international and corporate relations. “With other member schools, we will be convening, sharing ideas and resources, and building partnerships with each other, as well as with emerging schools in developing countries.”


About GBSN

Established in 2003 on the premise that good management is critical to economic and social development, the Global Business School Network works to build the capacity of institutions and educators that are providing management education for the developing world.  By harnessing the power of a worldwide network of leading business schools, GBSN advances management education, strengthening and empowering the developing world’s entrepreneurs and managers.

About Johnson at Cornell University

Founded in 1946, Johnson at Cornell University offers both a two-year and accelerated MBA program, as well as two executive MBA programs designed for mid-career professionals. There are 277 students from 25 countries in the two-year MBA Class of 2014, and 235 students in the executive programs. With 55 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, 40 regular non-tenure track complimented by adjunct, Emeritus or visiting academics—many of whom come to Cornell from successful careers in the business world—the school offers superb instruction using a collaborative, immersive approach in which students apply what they learn to business challenges at real companies.