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Interview with Industry:
Life-long Learning Paves Path to Success

Michael Thomas, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
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Dean's Corner: From Business Schools to Experience Schools: The Role of Technology as a Driver of This Pathway

By Bruno Busacca, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi
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Why Entrepreneurs Don't Need New Ideas—They Need Problem-Solving Skills
By Linda Darragh, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Kellogg School of Management
You have an idea, and it's a big one. You're motivated. You're passionate. You're smart. So here is the question: Is a good idea really all it takes to build a viable business? Ideas, that's what it's all about, right? Wrong.
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Who Makes the Big Decisions at Business Schools?
On the inaugural 2013–14 Business School Questionnaire (BSQ) Finances Module, AACSB asked participating schools for information on how their school was structured and what level of autonomy the b-school had in making decisions on different topics. The questionnaire offered three primary relationship types between the parent institution (if any) and the business school.
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Business and Society: A Flourishing Marriage
Last month, the Third Global Forum for Business as An Agent of World Benefit, themed "Flourish & Prosper," took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, through the support of several sponsors, including AACSB International. The event attracted over 650 attendees representing academe and both private and public sectors, all focused on cultivating organizations and enterprises that can flourish and prosper, rather than merely strive for sustainability.
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2013 Standards Exemplified: Engagement
Last month, philanthropists Pam and Les Muma donated 25 million USD to the AACSB-accredited University of South Florida's College of Business, now named the Muma College of Business in their honor. College dean Moez Limayem reported to USF News that the donation from the two alumni "will bolster faculty engagement in the business community . . . and help students become even better prepared for the workplace."
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AACSB Presents Plaque to GEM for Contributions to Management Education
John Fernandes, President and CEO of AACSB International, and Linda Livingstone, Chair of the AACSB Board of Directors, presented Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) with an engraved plaque to commemorate the school's contributions to global management education over the years.
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Breaking Ground: W.P. Carey School's New Home
Since opening in summer 2013, McCord Hall has performed as the home of graduate programs and a center for undergraduate honors students at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU). The construction of McCord Hall, which took nearly 20 years of planning, represents the W.P. Carey School's drive to offer students the best possible advanced business education in a facility as innovative as the programs it houses.
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AACSB Announces New Board Appointments
AACSB International welcomes two new appointments to the Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2014–2015. Reginald H. Gilyard, Dean of Business and Economics at Chapman University's George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, will assume the remaining term for the board position vacated by Christine Riordan. Ira Solomon, Dean and Debra and Rick Rees Professor of Business at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, will assume the remaining term for the position vacated by Mauricio Gonzalez. Terms for Gilyard and Solomon are effective immediately and will run through June 30, 2016. We are pleased that Gilyard and Solomon are joining the AACSB board and look forward to their insights and contributions.
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