Innovations That Inspire

AACSB International 2017 Innovations That Inspire challenge

Business schools have long been important drivers of change by creating an environment where out-of-the-box thinking flourishes. In their approaches to research and learning, their engagements with stakeholders, and their oversight of institutional operations, today’s business schools foster new approaches across the higher education landscape.

To recognize institutions that stand out as champions of change, AACSB developed Innovations That Inspire to highlight the variety of ways that business schools are changing the face of business education. Join us as we spotlight how business schools, at the global level, are working to innovate and diversify the education environment.

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Through Innovations That Inspire, AACSB seeks to present a sampling of how business schools are implementing innovative practices while developing creative solutions for an ever-evolving industry. As a result, a portfolio of more than 600 submissions from both 2016 and 2017 are available for members to access and explore within DataDirect, AACSB’s database that connects members to the world’s most comprehensive set of business school data. To view the innovations, log in to DataDirect, and from the Benchmarking dropdown menu, select Quick Reports, then navigate to “Innovations That Inspire Search.” We encourage all members to log in and learn from the ingenuity of their peers.


Thank you for your interest in AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire. For questions related to the challenge or for media inquiries, please contact MediaRelations@aacsb.edu.