The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has become the 28th member of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders, the school announced yesterday.
Berkeley-Haas is the second top U.S.-based business school to join the Global Network, established by Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder in 2012, and brings unique depth in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology as well as a close connection with Silicon Valley. Since its launch, the Global Network has added seven member schools.
As the newest member school, Berkeley-Haas will gain full access to the Global Network’s innovative pedagogical initiatives that connect students and faculty with peers across a range of global economies, including both developed nations and fast-growing economies, such as Indonesia, Turkey, and Chile.
Some of the most popular Global Network programs include Global Network Weeks, through which students travel to other member schools for mini-courses in areas of special expertise on those campuses, and Global Network Courses, online for-credit courses offered by member schools in which students learn about pressing global questions and work in dispersed, culturally diverse teams.
“Participation in the Global Network for Advanced Management will add a rich global opportunity to the education we offer,” says Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons. “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.”
Yale SOM Dean Snyder said that Berkeley-Haas will increase the power of the Global Network to impact the full range of programs at top business schools, including the full-time MBA as well as non-degree executive education.
“Every top school must prepare students for the intensely globalized business world,” says Snyder. “Working in teams with peers across institutional boundaries and from diverse backgrounds is now an imperative. Those who have greater experience will be more effective in addressing the major challenges of our age.”