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Chair's Exchange: Catalysts for Innovation to Build and Transform Global Communities
By William H. Glick, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors Dean, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Very few business schools identify themselves as catalysts for change in their communities, yet these ideas are surfacing in global conversations intended to shape the direction of management education worldwide.
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Dean's Corner: Global Business Schools Going Local
By Anil K. Makhija, Dean, John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business

If there is one sentiment to which leaders at business schools around the world can relate, it is that the world is shrinking. This shift has prompted our institutions to examine how we are preparing students for careers in a globally connected and competitive world.
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Interview with Industry: Keeping Pace With the Marketplace
Rebecca Sproul, Audit Partner & National Managing Partner, University Relations and Recruiting, KPMG LLP

eNEWSLINE interviews Rebecca Sproul of KPMG. Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's article series designed to highlight the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC). Contributors share candid thoughts on the importance of aligning management education with effective business practices.
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Global Business Schools Going Local
By Dan LeClair, Chief Operating Officer, AACSB International

In the emerging “anywhere” world of online learning, location matters more than ever. Business schools are asserting themselves as community anchors and, as a consequence, becoming more diverse and impactful.
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Chair's Exchange: The Next Phase
By Linda A. Livingstone, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors, and Dean, the George Washington University School of Business

For just shy of 100 years, AACSB International has been guiding business schools in advancing quality management education all around the globe. And during that time, the organization has undergone significant changes, growing into the impactful worldwide organization we are today.
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Dean's Corner: Reaching Millennials and Gen Xers in the Classroom
By John T. Delaney, Dean, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Members of the millennial generation are often characterized as digital natives, a group of individuals attached to their mobile devices as the first generation born in the Internet era. Yet, contrary to popular belief, “plugging in” for class may not be the best way to reach them.
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Embracing Disruption Through Engagement and Innovation
By Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB International

We are definitely living in interesting times. Education in general and management education in particular face potentially disruptive forces—some known and likely more as yet unknown, given the pace of change today. Business schools planning to continue to deliver the same lectures in the same format in the next decade as they did a decade ago face the very real possibility that they will become irrelevant.
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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

To succeed in the role, a dean must connect and engage with the various constituencies that the school serves. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the organization—from programs and centers to operations, faculty and staff, and everything in between—and the competitive environment in which it operates. For any new dean, this is a complex challenge.
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Up Front: Planning for a Whole New Ball Game
By John Fernandes, Former President and CEO, AACSB International

Former president and CEO, John Fernandes, discusses strategic planning for retirement and offers some final words to AACSB's membership, volunteers, and staff.
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Chair's Exchange: Collaboration in Business Education—A Global Approach
By Linda Livingstone, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors; Dean, the George Washington University School of Business

Whether through collaborations such as simple student exchanges or more complex relationships involving joint degree programs and franchising agreements, the ways in which accredited institutions may partner with one another are expanding and are a powerful indicator of the degree to which business education is on a trajectory of increasing globalization.
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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

There are likely parts of the “dean job” that come to us more naturally than others. My sense is that fund-raising is a part of the job that is often of greatest concern to many of us academicians when contemplating the prospect of such positions. I have heard many new and prospective deans express anxiety about this aspect of the job, and I admit to feeling and from time to time expressing that anxiety myself over the years prior to making the leap.
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Interview With Industry: Perspective Plus Partnership Equals Change
By Debra Cohen, Senior VP, Knowledge Development, Society for Human Resource Management

eNEWSLINE interviews Debra Cohen, senior VP of knowledge development at Society for Human Resource Management and member of AACSB's Business Practices Council. Find out what Cohen believes is necessary for creating change in business education and industry.
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Dean's Corner: Effectively Combining Regional Expertise, Location, Long-standing History, and Internationalization
By Karim Seghir, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo

In a world no longer limited by geographic barriers, business schools must equip their graduates with a perfect understanding of global market perceptions and realities. While you have barriers diminishing on one hand, on the other hand different parts of the world are in different stages of development with different needs and challenges.
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Getting to Know You: AACSB's Incoming CEO, Tom Robinson
By Tom Robinson, Incoming President and CEO, AACSB International

We ask AACSB's incoming president and CEO the questions everyone wants to know: what led him to this position, what experience he has in higher ed, what his leadership style is, and what he does in his spare time.
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Interview With Industry: Imagination, Collaboration Required
By Shaun Budnik, Partner, Deloitte LLP

eNEWSLINE interviews Shaun Budnik, partner at Deloitte LLP and member of AACSB's Business Practices Council. Find out what ignites Budnik's passion, how she thinks business and academe could be better aligned, and how institutions can remain relevant to industry.
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Dean's Corner: Undergraduate Education Matters: Success Through Internationalization
By Steven Haberman, Dean
Cass Business School, City University London

How do you double the size of your undergraduate cohort without sacrificing quality on the altar of quantity? I’d like to offer as a case study Cass Business School, where—through a process of strategy, calculation, and serendipity—we have managed to do just that.
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Embracing the Business of Learning
By Christine Clements, Senior Vice President, Accreditation and Member Services

On September 1, 2014, I officially began my career at AACSB International, taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Accreditation and Member Services. Previously, I spent 24 years at the same university, 13 of them as dean of the business school. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as dean, and while saying good-bye to old friends was difficult, I was excited to begin a new chapter in life.
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Dean's Corner: Leading a Business School vs. Leading in the Business World: Are They Similar?
By Reginald Gilyard, Dean, The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University

I came into this role from a non-traditional path. I have learned a great deal since entering this current career chapter in academia, and I continue to learn each day. That said, I suggest four themes that are as important in leading a strong and vibrant business school as they are in leading in the business world.
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Interview with Industry: Life-long Learning Paves Path to Success
Featuring: Michael Thomas, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's newest article series designed to introduce the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC) to our members.
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Dean's Corner: From Business Schools to Experience Schools: The Role of Technology as a Driver of This Pathway
By Bruno Busacca, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Università Bocconi

Technology for learning has evolved exponentially in recent decades, bringing into being several predictions for the future, such as the following: the emergence of augmented reality learning, the massive use of mobile devices for learning, and the spread of games and simulations for every content area.
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Interview with Industry: Strengthening Ties between Education and Industry
Featuring: Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead, The Conference Board

Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's newest article series designed to introduce the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC) to our members.
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Dean's Corner: Bridging the Gap
By Neil Braun, Dean, Lubin Schools of Business, Pace University

"It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is the most responsive to change." While mistakenly attributed to Charles Darwin, it was the late LSU business professor Leon C. Megginson who authored this assertion in 1963. Sufficiently congruous to be confused with Darwin's evolutionary theory, it was nonetheless prescient for higher education—and business schools in particular.
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Chair's Exchange: Providing a Strong Foundation for Ever-Changing Business and Society
By Linda A. Livingstone, Dean and Professor, School of Business, The George Washington University, Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

In last September's eNewline, Bob Sullivan, current past chair of the AACSB Board of Directors, quoted Bob Dylan—"The times they are a-changin'." I must say that this past year as well as the year ahead has reinforced that for me in multiple ways.
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Interview with Industry: Fostering Greater Collaboration between Academia and Industry
Featuring: Kenneth Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's newest article series designed to introduce the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC) to our members.
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Dean's Corner: Can Business Schools Learn Something from the Sciences?
by M. Moshe Porat, PhD, CPCU, Dean, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Hiring young professors is one of the most important academic decisions a dean has to make. It is also one of the biggest investment decisions.
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Interview with Industry: Bringing the Reality of Business to the Business School
Featuring: Neil Braun, Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University & Dominique Turpin, President, IMD, Nestlé Professor

Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's newest article series designed to introduce the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC) to our members.
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Creating Community: Collectively Addressing Common Challenges
by Eileen Peacock, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International

As AACSB's Asia Pacific office celebrates its five year anniversary, we not only reflect on the tremendous success we've experienced, but embrace a new challenge that calls us to provide an enhanced level of service.
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Interview with Industry: How Coca-Cola and General Motors Align Education and Experience
Featuring: Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer, General Motors Corporation & Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Interview with Industry is eNEWSLINE's newest article series designed to introduce the members of AACSB's Business Practices Council (BPC) to our members.
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Dean's Corner: Character and Self-Awareness in Business Education? Great — Let's Get Started
by Dr. Mark J. Eppli, Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, Marquette University

I recently asked a group of alumni, all esteemed, seasoned business veterans in their 50's or better, "When you graduated from college, how self-aware were you?"
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UpFront: The Search Has Begun!
by John Fernandes, President and CEO, AACSB International

It's 14 down and one to go for me as AACSB's first—and so far only—staff president and CEO. Prior to April 2000, the president was a dean of an accredited business school, and a new one was elected every year.
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Dean's Corner: A Global Brainstorm Envisioning the Future of Business Education
by Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University School of Management

If you had an employee who missed your point 85 percent of the time, would they still have a job?
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Chair's Exchange: Business Schools Have Become Irrelevant
by Robert S. Sullivan, Dean, Stanley and Pauline Foster Endowed Chair
Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

What a terrible statement. Even worse, what a terrible way for me to begin communicating with our global business school community.
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Breaking New Ground with the 2013 Accreditation Standards
by Bob Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International

This wasn't your ordinary Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) cycle. For the first time in 10 years, schools that qualified for their CIR had the option to undergo their peer review through the lens of either the 2003 Accreditation Standards or the 2013 Accreditation Standards.
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A Refreshing Take on Sustainability
by Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

AACSB Staff spoke with Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer (CSO) of The Coca-Cola Company, on a number of topics regarding Cola-Cola, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and what businesses should be focusing on.
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Dean's Corner: The Future Business School: Restaurant, Buffet, or Club?
by Francois Ortalo-Magné, Albert O. Nicholas Dean, Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin—Madison

The business model of business schools is under assault. At a time when the number of MBA candidates is falling, innovation in online technology is opening the door to new forms of learning experiences, offered at a price much lower—and a scale much greater—than in standard brick-and-mortar classrooms.
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AACSB Embraces Business in a New Way
by Brenda Lovell, Senior Vice President, Chief Practices and Engagement Officer AACSB International

Nearly all business schools have some type of advisory group comprised of prominent business people that are there to support the institution in numerous ways.
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Dean's Corner: Two Cheers for Merit
by Professor G. "Anand" Anandalingam, Dean and Professor of Management Science
Imperial College Business School

The business school ecosystem has lost its way on merit. From the recruitment and admissions process, to the way we teach our courses and design our programs, to the way in which companies select who to hire, we focus much more on personality than ability.
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Chair's Exchange: Defining New Tomorrows
by Robert S. Sullivan, Dean, Stanley and Pauline Foster Endowed Chair
Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

The recent 2014 Dean's Conference in San Francisco was—by all counts—a huge success. Every session was valuable and interactive, and peer networking was electric. I personally enjoyed the three plenary sessions—all three anticipated our new exponentially disruptive business school environment.
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Dean's Corner: Business as an Agent of World Benefit
by Robert E. Widing, Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management, Professor, Design and Innovation
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

We are on the eve of management's finest hour, a visionary view proposed by my coauthors of this message, Professor David Cooperrider and Professor Chris Laszlo.
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The Humble Administrator's Garden
by Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
AACSB International

"It is just another garden if you don't know the history," the would-be guide called out to me at the famous Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou's largest and a UNESCO heritage site.
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Dean's Corner: In the Conversation About Management Education and the Liberal Arts, the Big Question is, "How?"
by Andy Boynton
Dean, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

Thomas Edison was known to remark, "Ah, Shakespeare. That's where you get the ideas!" I'm not exactly sure what he meant by this.
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Three Challenges for 2014
by Bob Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International

Some changes are quiet and happen in moments when you're not paying attention, while others are more significant, acting as catalysts that alter your path immediately.
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Dean's Corner: Rigor, Relevance, and Use-Inspired Research
by Hugh Courtney
Dean, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

Business schools have dual research missions. First, we must develop and disseminate cutting-edge research that shapes academic thought. Such research ensures that we are teaching timely, rigorous, and evidence-based concepts that advance management science.
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Introducing AACSB's Collaboration Concourse
by Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
AACSB International

The future of higher education is being shaped today by emerging connections and collaborations between providers in different regions of the world—and the number of schools already engaged in collaborative relationships is worth noting.
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Dean's Corner: How Entrepreneurship Programs Help Students Meet the Needs of Corporate Recruiters
by James Jiambalvo, Dean and Kirby L. Cramer Chair in Business
Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

What do employers want from graduates of business schools? Quite a number of articles have addressed this important question (e.g., F. Frank Ghannadian, "What Employers Want, What we Teach," BizEd, March/April 2013).
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UpFront: A New World Awaits
by John Fernandes, president and CEO
AACSB International

Recently, we began sharing lead editorial responsibility as the number of eNEWSLINE publications increased to nearly every month.
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Dean's Corner: Faculty Development at the Heart of Technology Enabled and Experiential Learning
By Linda Livingstone, Dean and Professor of Management
Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

According to a Gallup Poll conducted in May 2013, young adults in the United States who say they developed "21st century skills"—such as real-world problem-solving and global awareness—in their last year of school are more likely to report higher work quality.
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Chair's Exchange: Change is in the Air—Confronting a New Reality
by Robert S. Sullivan, Dean, Stanley and Pauline Foster Endowed Chair
Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego
Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

Dr. Clark Kerr was an exceptional president of the University of California system from 1958 to 1967.
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Dean's Corner: Pressing Vinyl in a Playlist World
by Sarah Fisher Gardial, Dean, Henry B. Tippie College of Business
The University of Iowa

Last year, on my way overseas to mark the 10th anniversary of our college's Hong Kong MBA program, for 14 hours I found myself seated next to a young man who shook up my thinking about business education.
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Off to a Great Start: Implementing the 2013 Accreditation Standards at AACSB
by Bob Reid
Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International

The approval of the 2013 AACSB International Business and Accounting Accreditation Standards wasn't the end of a two-year process; in some respects it was the beginning.
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Dean's Corner: Innovation is Here to Stay (and Not in a Shy Way)
by Alfonso Gómez, PhD Former dean, Adolfo Ibáñez Business School, president, Innovation Center UC Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Do you remember the term 'reengineering?' A few years ago, it was almost impossible to attend a business conference without bumping into that word as the central theme of a program.
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Distance Matters in Management Education
by Dan LeClair
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
AACSB International

My first academic encounter with "distance" happened when I was told to teach two sections of urban economics, a subject for which I had no formal graduate education.
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Dean's Corner: Volume, Variety, and Velocity: Big Data is Here to Stay
by Bill C. Hardgrave
Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
AACSB International

I had a conversation with a business school dean about eight years ago—long before things like cloud computing and big data were part of our everyday vernacular—regarding the use of data, how important it was for all business students to understand data and, most importantly, how to make decisions with data.
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Creating Community: Academic and Professional Engagement Well Underway in Asia
by Eileen Peacock
Senior Vice President and Chief Officer
Asia AACSB International

On April 8, 2013 the AACSB Accreditation Council set forth a new set of Eligibility Criteria and Standards developed on the basis of three important themes: innovation, impact, and engagement.
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Dean's Corner: The Diversity Challenge and Compatibility of Globalization Strategies
by Barron H. Harvey
Dean and Frank Ross/KPMG Endowed Professor School of Business
Howard University

Within American education, perhaps no issue has been discussed and debated more over the last 25 years than the area of diversity and inclusion.
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Chair's Exchange: Lucky Numbers
by Joe DiAngelo
Dean, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University
Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

I'm not a gambling man but there are a few numbers I'd consider 'lucky.'
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Dean's Corner: Business Schools Must Practice What We Teach
by Amy Hillman
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

We teach our students that in today's competitive environment, companies must be able to adapt. Even large companies need the capabilities of nimble entrepreneurs, prepared to quickly respond to changes in the business environment or actions by rivals.
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The Balance between Teaching and Research: Are B-Schools Research Obsessed?
by Bob Reid
Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International

Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an opinion piece by Larry Zicklin, former chair of asset management at Neuberger Berman.
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Dean's Corner: Leadership in Times of Crisis
by Alfons Sauquet
Dean, ESADE Business School

Leadership is a paradox in academic terms. On one hand, the abundance of contributions in the field is overwhelming.
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Let's MOOC it Out!
by John Fernandes
President and CEO, AACSB International

Alright, let's get down to business on the hottest topic in higher education learning, the Massive Open On-Line Course, or more affectionately referred to as the "MOOC." We've all read about them. Some of you may have even tried to take one, or at least you enrolled.
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