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Up Front:
Planning for a Whole New Ball Game

By John Fernandes, Co-President and CEO, AACSB International
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Chair's Exchange: Collaboration in Business Education—A Global Approach

By Linda A. Livingstone, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors
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Dean's Corner:
'Friend-raising': A Positive Take on Development

By Stephen Mangum, Dean, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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FEATURES | April 2015

AACSB Amsterdam Office Officially Open
In early March, AACSB’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters opened its doors for business. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the new regional headquarters aims to provide a greater level of guidance and support through strengthened membership, professional development, and accreditation services. The office staff consists of Timothy Mescon, senior vice president and chief officer of EMEA, and Tara Jongma, manager of member services and operations.
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Regional Focus: Europe
When we look at the data reported on the annual AACSB surveys, we often examine it as a whole with aggregate sums across all of the participating schools based on specific characteristics or by looking at each individual school’s data separately. Taking a regional view is another way to drill down and examine the data that AACSB collects.
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The ‘Greening’ of Management Education: A Rise in Sustainability as a Business Discipline
With International Earth Day falling on April 22, we would be remiss in this issue not to examine a topic in business education that is both relevant and in current demand. While sustainability focuses are not necessarily new to b-school curricula, there does seem to be a new interest among students in programs that teach environmentally conscious business practices, corporate responsibility to society, and the longevity of businesses globally.
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Rady Investment Reflects Emerging Changes in Business Education
The University of California, San Diego, announced recently that Evelyn and Ernest Rady and the Rady Foundation committed 100 million USD to continue supporting the Rady School of Management. This investment reflects three larger changes happening in our industry: management education and development is become more important to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship; relationships between business schools and their local communities are getting deeper and more symbiotic; and the way we measure business school success is shifting toward impact.
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Latest ENL Broadcast

> With Crisis, Comes Opportunity
John Fernandes, in his final ENL broadcast, speaks with Erika James, dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. An expert in crisis management, and the first African American female dean of a top business school, James discusses leadership and management strategies that can aid business school leaders, as well as those in industry, in facing times of crisis.


Latest BizEd Articles

> How Open Source Leaders Emerge
In open-source projects such as the online encyclopedia Wikipedia or the operating system Linux, large groups of geographically distributed people, with little or no affiliation with one another, produce successful results even with no formal leadership in place. That begs the question: What makes open source work?

> When PhDs Manage Money
What value does the PhD have outside the academic setting? According to a recent study by four professors, when PhD holders are in key roles at money management firms, they outperform non-PhD-holders across all measures.















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