The Network’s mission is to encourage innovation and create value by connecting global business schools to collaborate and benefit from each other’s particular strengths. Its activities include Global Network Weeks which give MBA students and faculty the opportunity to study at other network schools and Global Network Courses - for-credit courses offered virtually by member schools and open to students from the Network. The Network also hosts exchange visits, joint case study development, student competitions and faculty conferences.
Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School comments: ‘In an increasingly uncertain world, it is vital to maintain a global perspective. While we do this in our curriculum and in the composition of our classes, by joining with our new colleagues from across the world, we can build bridges for learning and understanding across cultures and communities. All great institutions—even Oxford—benefit by working with others - solving the world’s most complex global problems requires multiple perspectives. The Network is a brilliant initiative to share knowledge and learning across borders and institutions.’
Oxford Saïd was unanimously approved to become the newest member of the Global Network. It will gain full access to the Network’s learning initiatives that connect students and faculty with peers across a range of global economies. Currently, the Network has eight schools in Europe, nine schools in Asia and the Pacific Islands, five in the Middle East and Africa, and seven in the Americas.
‘The Network has progressed from a concept to a proven innovator,’ said Edward A. Snyder, the chair of the Global Network for Advanced Management and the Indra K. Nooyi Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at Yale School of Management. ‘Having Oxford, a global leader with unmatched intellectual resources, join us will strengthen the Network. We look forward to Oxford Saïd advancing our work on the forefront of management education.’
Kathy Harvey, Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degrees at Oxford Saïd concludes: ‘A good business education is a global business education and the Network gives us a wonderful opportunity to be part of a larger global community. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff will benefit from gaining new perspectives and working with peers from different schools. Our priority now is to plan how we can best participate and contribute to the Network.’