Initiatives

Distinguished Leadership Award

AACSB International may periodically recognize retiring deans who have previously served as AACSB board chairs, and have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to AACSB throughout the years. This policy is an extension of AACSB’s longstanding practice of recognizing the service of board members and accreditation committee members.

> Learn more and view the recipients


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 will bring 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 to core skills required to be successful in business – whether that business is a start-up or a world-renowned corporation.

> Learn more and nominate your school’s entrepreneurship center or program


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 2016 class of Influential Leaders


Innovations That Inspire

The AACSB International Innovations That Inspire initiative shines a spotlight on a variety of ways that business schools are changing the face of business education.

> View the 2017 recognized institutions
> View the 2016 recognized institutions