Diversity and inclusion are of great importance to AACSB and its membership. Business schools have a commitment to social responsibility and creating future business and community leaders. Accordingly, AACSB strives to aid business schools around the world in supporting diversity.

Since its establishment in 1916, AACSB has worked to advance diversity and inclusion issues within the organization, its member schools, and the global business community through initiatives such as The PhD Project, the Women Administrators in Management Education affinity group, the PhD Pipeline program, and, most recently, with its Visioning Initiative, which challenges global business schools to examine their relationship to society, the business community, and the higher education landscape.

This page will house a collection of resources and insights, which represent a sampling of the thought leadership that AACSB has taken with respect to diversity over the past several years.

Best Practices for Business Schools

The White House

In order to identify strategies and best practices to better prepare students to lead the 21st-century workforce, the White House convened a meeting of administration officials and business school deans. As a result of this meeting, this document was created, which outlines a set of best practices for expanding opportunities for women in business.

Business School Best Practices

Become a Signatory

Become a Signatory
Join the growing list of institutions dedicated to diversity and inclusion.


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Which institutions have made the pledge to become champions of diversity?

Articles and Resources

Resources and Organizations
View the latest articles on diversity in higher education, and a list of related or supporting organizations.