Initiatives

Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge

The Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge highlights entrepreneurship centers or programs at AACSB-accredited schools demonstrating leadership in creating (and incubating) cutting-edge business innovations through enriched student learning and experiential education. The challenge brings forth the best examples of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, while showcasing how business schools engage with business practice to provide students an opportunity to gain the core skills required to be successful in business—whether that business is a startup or a world-renowned corporation.

> View the inaugural class of 2017 honorees


Influential Leaders From AACSB Business Schools

Business graduates are found across all facets and levels of commerce—in large corporations, small business, the nonprofit industry, the public sector, and government alike—pioneering change, fostering global exchange, and improving quality of life. The AACSB Influential Leaders Challenge recognizes stories of such notable business school alumni, and how their life’s work personifies the role as a visionary figure in society.

> Learn more about the Influential Leaders Challenge
> View the inaugural class of 2015 Influential Leaders
> View the class of 2016 Influential Leaders


Innovations That Inspire

Business schools have long been important drivers of change by creating an environment where out-of-the-box thinking flourishes. The AACSB International Innovations That Inspire initiative shines a spotlight on a variety of ways that business schools are working to innovate and diversify the education environment for the purpose of bettering students, an ever-evolving industry, and society.

> Learn more about AACSB's Innovations That Inspire
> View the 2017 recognized institutions
> View the 2016 recognized institutions