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Looking to build new collaborative relationships? Start with AACSB's New Country Profiles

August 2014

The best collaborations are rooted in common goals, mutual understanding, and respect. But what do you need to know? How will you determine which geographic area is best suited to meet your school's internationalization goals? With the generous contributions of designated country experts at our member schools around the world, AACSB has developed an easy, interactive way to access the information you need in easy-to-navigate online profiles.

Start exploring China, Denmark, Germany, India, Peru, and Thailand through the AACSB Country Profiles page, and learn more about the nuances that make each country a unique collaborative opportunity. And, by January 2015, look for 19 more countries to be added, each with comprehensive information, including:

Cultural Attributes
   • Geert Hofstede Scale attributes such as:
      - Power Distance (PDI)
      - Individualism versus Collectivism (IDV)
      - Masculinity versus Femininity (MAS)
      - Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI)
      - And more
   • Review regulatory, political and/or socioeconomic
     factors related to higher education which may impact
     operations within the country.
Relevant, Unique Aspects of Context/Environment
   • Uncover noteworthy information, including historical
     events regarding higher education within the country.
Common Faculty Models
   • Demographics
   • Trends
   • Typical Qualifications for new hires
   • Compensation practices
   • And more
Award Types (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Studies)
   • Review admissions processes, requirements for
     completion and the most popular types of degree
     programs within the country, including what
     types of institutions offer them.
Franchised/Validated and Joint/Dual-Degree Programs
   • Legal structure
   • Institutional support
   • And more

Before you get started, we encourage you to visit the 'How to Read the Country Profiles' page, which reviews important definitions and descriptions of information you will see on the profiles.

To access the Country Profiles, visit www.aacsb.edu/countryprofiles.

Questions/Feedback? Interested in volunteering as a country expert for your country? Feel free to contact countryprofiles@aacsb.edu.