eNEWSLINE - Business Education News from AACSB International


Staying Ahead of the Curve
In a recent AACSB eNEWSLINE article, one business school dean opened an essay with a loud wake-up call: "The business model of business schools is under attack." Extending this argument, last year prominent b-school faculty contributed essays to a book with a title that conveyed a clear message: "Disrupt or Be Disrupted." Perhaps most striking of all, earlier this year a business school dean shared his belief that "half of the business schools in [the USA] could be out of business in 10 years—or 5."
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When Distance No Longer Matters (Part 1)
The Open University Business School, based in the United Kingdom, has around 35,000 students studying in more than 75 countries. While the greatest numbers of (non-UK) students are in Europe and the Russian Federation, the School has students in countries as far afield as Japan, Vietnam, the Congo, Namibia, and the United States. However, students do not travel to the Open University to study, but study in the countries in which they live and work.
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The Business Education Jam
The VP of Innovation at General Electric sits down with the #1 ranked management thinker to figure out how to create a culture of innovation where there typically isn't one. Ideas fly back and forth, stories are swapped, the conversation treks through years of experience and ideal future scenarios.
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BizEd Magazine Receives Eleven Industry Awards, Including 2014 Magazine of the Year
BizEd magazine (BizEd) has done it again, yet this year they've done it in style. Since September 2001, BizEd has served as the leading voice of business education to the management education community.
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Governance Models at AACSB Member Schools—Control of Aspects of Governance
In an effort to continuously improve the level and quality of data AACSB International provides, a process of modularizing AACSB's largest and most comprehensive annual survey, the Business School Questionnaire (BSQ), has begun. This process will streamline the main BSQ, while affording participants the opportunity to drill down areas of particular interest in greater detail.
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AACSB Appoints Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
AACSB is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy S. Mescon as the inaugural Senior Vice President and Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mescon, who currently serves as the president of Columbus State University, will guide the association's efforts within the EMEA region, and will direct a new AACSB regional headquarters based out of the Netherlands. He will assume his role with AACSB beginning in January 2015.
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Faculty responsibilities have expanded, but faculty impact is still measured primarily by the number of publications in top journals. Should metrics change to reflect new kinds of faculty contributions?

> Can You See Me Now?
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