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Yale SOM Hosts Kick-Off Meeting for Global Network for Advanced Management

The Yale School of Management (SOM) last week hosted a group of deans and directors from international business schools from around the world as part of a kick-off meeting for a new global network designed to address the evolving issues facing leaders in business and society.

The new Global Network for Advanced Management includes 21 international business schools from both developed nations and emerging markets and is the brainchild of Yale SOM Dean Edward Snyder.

“The main objective of the Global Network is to respond to the obvious economic trends in what many characterize as a flattening world,” Snyder said in a statement preceding the launch meeting, which took place in New York and New Haven on April 26th and 27th. “Economic power will be distributed widely, and enterprises in all sectors need leaders who understand how markets and organizations work in increasingly diverse and complex contexts,” he continued. He added that he hopes the new global network can help establish a more innovative way of educating the future leaders of the global economy.

The Global Network is the first of its kind and aspires to create far-reaching, ongoing relationships between schools in different parts of the world. Yale SOM plans to leverage the new network through a new degree program, the Master of Advanced Management, which will admit 12 to 15 exceptional graduates of schools within the network for a one-year course of study at Yale. Other network schools are free to create their own initiatives as well.

In addition to Yale SOM, participating schools include IE Business School in Spain; INSEAD, with campuses in France and Singapore; and the London School of Economics, as well as a range of other universities in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Member schools will be part of the network for an initial term of three years, ending June 30, 2015.

For more information, including a full list of the 21 member schools, visit the Global Network for Advanced Management website.

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