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By Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB International
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Dean's Corner: Building a Reputation Through Strategic Collaboration and Assessment

By Douglas A. Shackelford, Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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FEATURES | May 2015

A Light-Bulb Moment for Management Education
This year’s International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) was themed the “Currents of Change,” which held appropriate not only to the Tampa, Florida, USA, location of the event, but more importantly to the messages presented by the conference’s plenary speakers and numerous concurrent session speakers. As scary as the word “change” may be for some people, at this particular annual convening of management education leaders from around the globe, the word’s connotation presented opportunity for doing things better—an ambition for a better future.
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AACSB Influential Leaders Challenge
With the launch of its Centennial Celebration at ICAM 2015 last month, AACSB International introduced an initiative to recognize influential leaders who have graduated from AACSB-accredited schools. This initiative, the Influential Leaders from AACSB Business Schools Challenge, aims to bring to the spotlight individuals who have made a significant impact in business and society, with their beginnings at AACSB-accredited institutions.
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From 'Do Not Redistribute' to 'Click to Share'—The Changing Environment of Business School Research
Most of the conversation about the disruption in higher education has centered on degree programs, especially the MBA. Yet, research is at the heart of quality business education—it is a major source of our perspiration, inspiration, and value creation in business schools. And it is changing in important ways.
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2013-14 Snapshot of MBA and EMBA Degree Program Disciplines Offered at AACSB-Accredited Schools
MBA and EMBA are two of the many business degree paths that students may choose to enhance their education and careers. While the master’s generalist category includes a number of different degree titles that are considered broadly equivalent in educational focus to the MBA, the most immediately recognized and discussed are probably the MBA and EMBA. These two degree titles are what a lot of people think of first when looking for a business school, but, once students reach out to potential schools, it becomes clear that choosing the degree title is just the first step.
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