FEATURES | March 2015
Tom Robinson Is Aboard
New president and CEO, Tom Robinson, officially came aboard on March 1, 2015. He is now at AACSB International's World Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA.
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myAccreditation Is Launched: How Did We ‘Manage’ Without It?
The new myAccreditation system went live in conjunction with last month’s Deans Conference. For those of you who attended, you had the opportunity to attend a bonus session in which AACSB accreditation staff provided an overview of how the new system works. If you missed out on the session at Deans, you will have another opportunity to explore myAccreditation during an ICAM bonus session on April 27, 7:30 a.m. EST.
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Leading Through Crisis: ENL Broadcast With Erika James
John Fernandes, in his final ENL broadcast, speaks with Erika James, dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. An expert in crisis management, and the first African American female dean of a top business school, James discusses leadership and management strategies that can aid business school leaders, as well as those in industry, in facing times of crisis. The broadcast also touches on the institutional change within AACSB as it welcomes new president and CEO, Tom Robinson.
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Business School Faculty: Focusing on Gender Reported for Full-Time Faculty
With both International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in March, it is a great time to take a look at some of the gender data AACSB International collects. Whether focusing on faculty, enrollments, degrees conferred, or administrative positions, AACSB collects and reports data each year that helps track changes in the gender compositions at member schools. While gender for full-time faculty members is just one of the many pieces of data AACSB collects as part of its annual Salary Survey, this robust data set gives the opportunity to look at the current representation of women currently working within business schools.
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Focus on Women: How B-Schools Are Working to Engender Change
Statistics citing inequalities among men and women in business, such as pay, promotion, and treatment from coworkers and superiors, are unfortunately not difficult to come across today. Because of these disparities, female students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels can benefit from women-focused programs that encourage the pursuit of business as a major as well as provide advice in workplace advocacy. Such programming is best positioned in business schools because of their educational platform and their potential to engage with industry partners. Here we bring you three different examples of efforts currently being made to help change the statistics of women in business.
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Freedom to Choose ... Sustainable Development
In the university education of baby boomers, few debates were as weighty as those triggered by the book Free to Choose, which was first published in 1980. Authors Milton and Rose Friedman are unlikely heroes to anyone calling for more corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Milton Friedman, in particular, is well known for writing that the “social responsibility of business is to increase its profits” and that government “solutions” often do more damage than good.
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Latest Blog Posts
> Female Leadership’s Impact on New Doctorate Hires
A recent Poets & Quants article brought attention to a “historic gathering” of 10 female deans of leading business schools, which resulted in the articulation of a mission for increasing the number of women within the business school ecosystem, particularly at the student, faculty, and dean levels. One area that the article brings attention to is the “leaky pipeline” of female faculty, in addition to fewer promotions, support, and tenure achievements in comparison to their male counterparts.
> A B-School Dean Lingua Franca?
It is clear that English is spoken widely at business schools around the world. If not used as the primary language for instruction, it is often spoken as a secondary language. But what of the leaders of these business schools? What languages do they speak, and do their languages align closely with the primary language of instruction at the business schools themselves?
Latest BizEd Articles
> Looking Back on a Legacy
AACSB’s retiring CEO John Fernandes reflects on 15 years of management education.
> Truth or Consequences
Ever wonder why different people can look at the same evidence but come to very different conclusions? One cause of this phenomenon just might be “solution aversion,” according to a recent study. That is, if someone dislikes the solution to a problem too much, the easiest course of action is to deny the problem exists at all.