Global Network Courses

Global Network Courses

To drive innovation and create value by connecting leading global business schools, their resources, and their stakeholders.

Global Network Courses are for-credit courses offered virtually by a member school and open to students in the network. The courses link students through an online platform and video conferencing for lectures and discussions. As part of the curriculum, groups of students from multiple member schools collaborate virtually on substantial team projects, developing teamwork skills and cross-cultural perspectives.

The courses can be thought of as small network online courses, or SNOCs. In contrast to the massive online open courses (MOOCs) offered by many institutions, in which unscreened participants have varying degrees of interest and capabilities, SNOCs enroll a select group of top-tier MBA students engaged in a common effort to build management skills.

About the Global Network for Advanced Management

Launched in 2012, the Global Network for Advanced Management includes 29 leading business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development. A common motivation of member schools is to position their students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituencies so that they can deepen their understanding of differences and commonalities in their economies and increase their effectiveness. Member schools recognize that leaders in all sectors will be asked to contribute to the solutions of major problems that are typically complex and global.

Representing a shift beyond traditional business school collaboration models, the Global Network enables innovative initiatives that leverage each school’s comparative advantages, utilizes new technologies, builds strong institutional and personal relationships, and operates with a minimum of bureaucracy. The Global Network is having a transformational effect on students, member schools, and management education.

Global Network Online Courses

Talk to students in a new Global Network for Advanced Management online courses and you might notice a slightly different vocabulary used to describe it than a standard MBA course. Students talk about using chat boxes to communicate with faculty during class. They conduct study groups by Skype. Their student/faculty meetings are via email. Their classes are global in makeup and in location, as students log on from countries around the world.