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Otago Business School joins the Global Business School Network_2
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Tuesday 23 February, 2021


Otago Business School joins the Global Business School Network

The Otago Business School (OBS) is the first business school in New Zealand to be invited to join the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Founded in 2003 by the World Bank, the GBSN is an independent non-profit organisation based in Washington, DC. Its purpose is to help grow management and entrepreneurial talent in the developing world to help generate prosperity there.

The GBSN offers a number of programmes throughout its network including an online teacher training series, and platforms for sharing information digitally.

Its members include more than 100 leading business schools from around the globe including the Copenhagen Business School, INSEAD, ESMT Berlin, NUCB Business School (Japan), Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, IMD (Switzerland), the University of Glasgow, and MIT, Stanford University, and Dartmouth College in the USA.

OBS Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor Robin Gauld says it is a real privilege for the Otago Business School to be the first business school in NZ to be invited to join the GBSN.

“The Global Business School Network advances management education with a focus on economic sustainability, which must be applauded in this day and age. It is an excellent fit for Otago Business School given our considerable strengths in sustainability and development.

“I look forward to working with other academics around the globe, and especially those in developing nations to advance their management capabilities,” Professor Gauld says.

OBS holds dual international accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and is a founding member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) network of the world’s leading business schools.



Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor

Otago Business School

Professor Robin Gauld

Phone (03) 479 8115

Mobile (029) 777 3131


Kerry Dohig
Communications Adviser (Otago Business School)

Phone (03) 479 4336
Mobile 027 232 2047



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