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Interview With Industry: Keeping Pace With the Marketplace

Featuring Rebecca Sproul, Audit Partner & National Managing Partner, University Relations and Recruiting
KPMG LLP
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Global Business Schools Going Local

By Dan LeClair, Chief Operating Officer, AACSB International
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FEATURES | July 2015

Call for 2016 Board Nominations
AACSB International is seeking candidates for officer and board member positions for the January 2016 election. Support of our mission of advancing quality management education worldwide requires active participation of the profession’s most qualified leaders. In accordance with the approved AACSB Board structure, nominees are requested for two regional positions.
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Collaborations Survey Now Open: Here’s Why You Should Participate
The 2014–15 AACSB Collaborations Survey is now open. AACSB encourages your participation in this survey, as the results are used to populate AACSB’s newest resource, the Collaboration Concourse. This exclusive, member-only benefit serves as a virtual platform for member schools to explore and to connect with other member schools around the world who wish to engage in collaborative partnership opportunities.
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Existing Collaborations: Which Education Levels Are Most Common for Different Collaboration Types?
AACSB International’s member schools often report various types of collaborations with other educational institutions to provide their students and faculty with additional opportunities. Some of these collaborative efforts focus on faculty exchanges or research; others help schools find ways to share resources; and some of the most visible collaborations focus on the student experience from student exchanges to more complex efforts like full dual degree programs.
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Emerging Trends in MOOC Delivery of Business Education
Past posts have touched on the subject of business school activity in the realm of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which over the short period they were looked at had begun to grow rapidly. Today, however, there is a sea change in both the quantity and types of institutions offering MOOCs in the business education space, in the types of instructors teaching them, and, especially, in the types of courses being offered.
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UGM Helps Introduce AACSB to Indonesian B-School Market
The current Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy is rapidly growing and faces many challenges. As future leaders, today’s students need valued opportunities to learn best business practices to be able to anticipate and meet society’s challenges. Keeping pace with technology, creating value from innovation, and contributing positively to a global economy requires strategic thinking and keen insight.
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Featured Blog Post

> Re(Designing the B-School Curriculum)
Business schools are preparing students for the future of work, iterating and redesigning their programs to get out ahead of industry trends and develop content that carries both immediate relevancy while also offering lasting, even lifetime, value. This is certainly a tall order, but is a challenge that many business schools have taken on. The recently concluded Curriculum Conference: Re(Invest+Think+Design) explored ways in which a curriculum may be redesigned to balance these needs.


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> Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability
It has been three years since nearly 50,000 people gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. The 2012 conference—which took place 20 years after the U.N.’s landmark Earth Summit in the same city—was the largest U.N. summit ever organized. It attracted representatives from governments, corporations, NGOs, youth movements, and higher education institutes. And given the myriad social, economic, and environmental challenges facing us, those in attendance had plenty to discuss.

> Commerce & Culture
Today’s business students must learn to operate within every single country in the world, from developed nations to emerging economies. In fact, as emerging nations receive more foreign direct investment and increase their ability to compete on the international level, they are becoming increasingly important global players. Yet the institutions that we take for granted in other countries often do not exist within the governments, cultures, and business environments of emerging nations. Students must learn to be as comfortable in these settings as they are in the developed world.














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