UBC Sauder students have yet another option for international study thanks to a new leading business school joining the Yale-led Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM). Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has become the 29th member of GNAM, an international partnership of leading global business schools dedicated to integrating international experience into graduate management education.
In 2014, UBC Sauder became GNAM’s 26th member, and remains the only Canadian school in the network able to offer its students unprecedented access to study and collaboration with MBA peers around the globe – from Lagos to London, Singapore to São Paulo, and Bangalore to Beijing.
“We welcome Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to GNAM,” said Professor Darren Dahl Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. “The inclusion of another top global business school gives our students and faculty more chances to network, collaborate, and deepen the cross-cultural understandings that lead to global opportunities.”
Every year MBA students at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School travel around the world to GNAM partner universities and in turn students from the network travel to UBC Sauder for Global Network Weeks. Schools host students for the week-long, immersive courses that play to their strengths, including the course taught at UBC Sauder focused on innovation in the clean technology sector.
The program also allows students and alumni at GNAM members schools to gain exclusive assess to Yale’s Master of Advanced Management, a 9-month post-graduate program that brings MBA graduates together from across the five continents of the initiative to the study the dynamics of global business at the highest level.
Oxford’s Said Business School joins GNAM as the initiative looks to celebrate its fifth anniversary. GNAM is hosting a conference at the Yale School of Management in April 2017 to mark the milestone, where member schools will assess the effect of rising economic populism and anti-globalization sentiment on business and management education. Students will be presenting a real-time virtual data project compiled using data shared across GNAM’s network of schools.