Author Archives: Robin Ritchie

Carleton water project wins 2017 David Gillingham Award

From Buckets to Rain Barrels, a joint initiative of Canada’s Carleton University and the residents of Longido District, Tanzania, has won the 2017 David Gillingham Award. The prize honours projects that contribute to internationalization in business education, meaningfully engage students and faculty members, and have a significant impact on the school and wider community. This was the second year that the […]

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Bochum awarded NIBS Accreditation

The Department of Business & Management of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences has been awarded NIBS international accreditation, after successfully completing all requirements of the process earlier this spring. The designation was formally announced during a ceremony at this week’s Annual Conference at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, United Kingdom. In addition, four NIBS member universities were formally […]

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DIT’s ‘Ripple Sense’ Wins 2017 Business Plan Competition

The NIBS Worldwide Business Plan Competition wrapped up this afternoon, on Day 2 of the NIBS Annual Conference.  This year’s finalists included teams from Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), the University of Vermont (USA), and Washburn University (USA). DIT took home the trophy and the €1,200 cash prize, with their proposal for Ripple Sense, an internet-based wireless water level and consumption monitor for […]

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Carleton Repeats as Case Champion

Call it two in a row for Carleton University. The team from Canada’s capital was the winner of the 22nd edition of the NIBS Worldwide Case Competition, held last week at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Rauma, Finland. Montreal’s Concordia University, Carleton’s opponent in the championship final, earned the silver medal. The winning team consisted of Chongo Bwalya, Carlos Cantafio, Jacqueline De […]

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NIBS Board welcomes new members

The NIBS Board held its its winter meeting this week at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England. As part of the two-day planning session, the board welcomed four new faces and bid a fond farewell to two long-serving members. Joining the board are: Diederich Bakker, a professor of international business at Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen, Netherlands). He assumes responsibility […]

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London South Bank University Completes NIBS Reaccreditation Process

The School of Business at the UK’s London South Bank University (LSBU) completed the NIBS reaccreditation process last week, joining the ranks of members who have renewed their commitment to internationalisation and continuous improvement. After completing an extensive self-evaluation of all aspects of the school’s international activities, senior staff welcomed the NIBS delegation to LSBU’s Southwark campus to review the evolution […]

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Belgium’s EPHEC Joins NIBS

The newest member of the Network of International Business Schools hails from Belgium’s French-speaking region. EPHEC, short for École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales, operates two campuses in Brussels and a third in Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town located 30 kilometres south of Brussels. The school was founded in 1969 with the aim of offering practical […]

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NIBS welcomes new member from Bahrain

Bahrain’s Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB) is the newest member of the Network of International Business Schools Established in 2012, and accredited by the country’s Higher Education Council, the school is focused on developing business leaders who can compete and succeed in the knowledge-based global economy.  It is the country’s only post-secondary institution focused […]

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 CASE COMPETITION

The finalists for the 2017 NIBS Worldwide Case Competition were announced today by host school Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.  The 16 teams are the top finishers in a qualifying round held in November. They now advance to Championship Week in Rauma, Finland in February. The successful teams are, in alphabetical order: Bishop’s University (Canada) Carleton University (Canada) Concordia […]

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Lahti University of Applied Sciences completes NIBS reaccreditation process

The Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management at Finland’s Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK) completed the international re-accreditation process this week, with a final site visit by NIBS Vice Presidents Ian Charles (International Business Academy, Denmark) and Patrick Schoenmakers (Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands).  LAMK was originally awarded NIBS accreditation in 2009—one of the first schools to receive the […]

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