FEATURES | August 2015
AACSB and White House Team to Promote Workplace Diversity
The White House has recently called on AACSB to advance a series of newly formed best practices for business schools. The “Best Practices for Business Schools to Lead in Expanding Opportunities for Women in Business and Adapt to the Changing Workforce” offer concrete strategies for business schools to help women succeed throughout school and their careers, as well as build a better experience that prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow.
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Unpacking Impact: An Interview With Bela Musits
The word “impact” has become a buzzword in recent years in the field of management education, and in higher education in general. This small word carries enormous weight, as it is something business school leaders are now zealously striving to define, to create, and to measure. Where does one begin the process of bringing concrete meaning and actuality to this idea?
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A Seat at the Royal Table: AACSB Attends Accounting for Sustainability Event
At the recent Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) event in London, sponsored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and hosted by London Business School, AACSB’s vice president of outreach, Michael Wiemer, participated in the important discussions surrounding the topic of sustainability in business—particularly as it relates to accounting and finance—a subject that figures prominently in our Standards of Accreditation, especially those established in 2013.
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How Many Business Graduates Are Seeking Employment—And Do They Find It?
Many students seek to earn a degree as part of their overall career path, and AACSB member schools strive to help those students by providing exceptional educational opportunities and support through their degree programs. These schools also tend to have advisors or counselors who are knowledgeable about the available career services areas to help students turn their education into a valuable career. Most schools have some sort of alumni survey, exit interview, or other tracking opportunities in place to help them follow the ongoing successes of their students.
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Promoting Doctoral Education: Recruiting Events for Prospective PhD Students
DocNet is an AACSB Affinity Group specifically designed to promote doctoral education throughout the world. DocNet has several recruiting events scheduled this fall to promote doctoral education and to allow prospective students to speak with a variety of schools face-to-face. DocNet invites you to share the schedule of upcoming events with any prospective students and encourage their participation.
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Latest BizEd Articles
> “E” is for Eclectic
The University of Chicago launched the first Executive MBA in 1943 to target executives who wanted to study for MBAs as they continued to work. Since then, EMBA programs have become “cash cows” in the business school portfolio—not only have schools been able to charge premium tuition rates, but many EMBA students have had their tuition fully sponsored by their companies. Most business schools haven’t even needed to offer career services to EMBA students, who traditionally have planned to stay in their current jobs after graduation. But market trends have changed significantly from those that drove the original EMBA model, and it’s time for EMBA programs to evolve accordingly.
> Opening Doors for Doctorates
When Brunel Business School in London set up a partnership with Ahlia University, a private institution in Hoora, Bahrain, they found a real need and desire among women to contribute new ideas, drive change, and be part of a new environment for business in the Middle East. To meet that need, Brunel worked with Ahlia University in 2007 to set up a new kind of doctoral program—a PhD without residence. Their vision was to allow students, especially women, to study for a British research degree while based at their local institution.