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Chair's Exchange: The Next Phase

By Linda A. Livingstone, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors, and Dean, the George Washington University School of Business
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Dean's Corner: Reaching Millennials and Gen Xers in the Classroom

By John T. Delaney, Dean, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
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FEATURES | June 2015

AACSB and NVAO Collaborate on Accreditation Goals
At May’s inaugural Annual Accreditation Conference for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region in Amsterdam, AACSB International signed an innovative, international agreement with the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). The collaborative agreement will enable schools in this European region to earn initial accreditation (or complete their continuous improvement review), with both organizations under a single, streamlined process.
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Special Committee Recommends Next Steps in Globalizing AACSB
The global members of the AACSB 2020 Committee considered an ambitious agenda when they first met in April 2014. AACSB’s Board of Directors charged the 2020 Committee members with recommending strategies and structures to significantly increase the association’s achievement of its global mission, with focus on membership value, quality improvement, and quality assurance.
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AACSB Explores: Lagos Business School and Emerging Regions
In the latest edition of AACSB’s revamped video interview program, AACSB Explores, president and CEO Tom Robinson sits down with the dean of Pan-Atlantic University’s Lagos Business School (LBS), Enase Okonedo, to discuss business education challenges and opportunities unique to LBS specifically and to emerging world regions more broadly.
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A First Look at Employment Data: The 2014-15 BSQ Employment Module
In December 2014, AACSB International launched a new data collection initiative combining data sections from AACSB and MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance into a single survey to enhance the types of information available about the employment outcomes for students receiving degrees in a business or management field. For this pilot year of the survey, 193 AACSB member schools provided data on employment outcomes broken down by education level and by selected degree titles.
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The Next Frontier: Globally Responsible Management Education and Business
Since 2004, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) has served as the leading incubator for innovation and new practice in business schools and for collaboration with business in the space of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability. At the core of this strategic partnership of AACSB International and EFMD, cofounded with the United Nations Global Compact, are peer-based Innovation Cohorts that prototype and pilot globally responsible management education and business programs and approaches.
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Latest Blog Post

> Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match!
In AACSB’s annual Collaborations Survey, we have collected a huge database of information on which of our member business schools are partnering with other institutions to enhance their programs and content delivery. A portion of the survey is devoted to “Desired Collaborations,” allowing schools to report on partnerships that they do not yet have, but would like to establish.

Latest BizEd Articles

> Breaking Barriers
The evolution of the world's poorest nations is well-reflected in the terms historically used to describe them. Political conflict and poverty granted them only “Third World” status in the mid-20th century, before they transitioned into more promising “developing countries” by century’s end. Only recently has their entrepreneurial and economic potential turned them into “emerging markets.”

> Rising to Excellence
The Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) opened its doors after a time of great political, social, and economic upheaval in Croatia. From the beginning, ZSEM’s mission was to help build the infrastructure that would allow Croatia to compete effectively in a globalized free market system. The school’s founders believed they could achieve that goal only if ZSEM was recognized as a top business school in southeastern Europe—and they believed they would win that recognition only if they achieved AACSB accreditation.

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