Haas Joins Global Network for Advanced Management, Connecting Students Across Continents
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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has become the 28th member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), an initiative launched at Yale University School of Management that connects students and faculty to peers across the world.
Launched by Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder in 2012, GNAM offers members the opportunity to learn and to network in a global community.
One of the programs that GNAM initiated is Global Network Weeks, in which students travel internationally to other member schools for mini-course; and Global Network Courses, which are offered online and allow students to form teams made of students at member schools for specialized projects. In a press release, current Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons said, “Global business is a top interest of our students, and the network model enables us to connect with more regions, cultures, and economies at once than would be possible through partnerships or other conventional programs.”
Schools that comprise GNAM are from both economically strong countries and those on the verge of development. Haas is the second U.S. school, joining Yale as well as schools in countries such as Chile, the Phillipines, France, Nigeria and Turkey to widen and strengthen the network.
A strength that Haas brings to GNAM is the offering of free online courses to its Philanthropy University, which educates students with an emphasis on social impact, in addition to its unique program, which offers students a model for training in entrepreneurship.
Membership in GNAM will allow students to widen their body of knowledge in order to adapt to the rapidly widening global business environment. Dean Lyons notes, “Every business school is getting more and more international, as we must.”