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AACSB International maintains the most comprehensive database on business schools in the world. The tables, charts, and references herein are designed to address frequent data requests, and provide a general overview of global business education.

You may contact AACSB Business Education Intelligence staff at research@aacsb.edu. Questions pertaining specifically to DataDirect should be sent to datadirect@aacsb.edu.


Frequently Requested Data

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Over the last five years, fully online bachelor's degree programs and specialized master's programs have seen a significant climb in the percentage of schools offering them (more than 80 and 67 percent increases, respectively). Read more about this topic in Colin Nelson's latest blog post on the AACSB Data & Research Blog.


Data Release Announcement

We are pleased to announce the release of the benchmarking data and Overview Reports for the 2015-16 Business School Questionnaire (BSQ) and the 2015-16 BSQ Finances Module. All benchmarking tools and static Overview Reports associated with these surveys are available to DataDirect users at participating schools.

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2016 Business School Data Guide

Data Trends CoverSelected highlights compiled annually in a downloadable pocket guide.

> 2016 Guide
> Previous Year Guides


Using AACSB Data: A Case Guide

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Within this Case Guide, you will find five examples of use scenarios for DataDirect. Each case provides a high-level look at some of the functions available to members and those who participate in AACSB’s annual surveys.

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Stay Current with the Latest Posts from the AACSB Data & Research Blog

DataDirect: Turning Data Into Strategic Solutions
by Olga Sholderer

DataDirect was launched in 2005, and since then AACSB International has expanded the variety of surveys offered and has gone global. This year’s Business School Questionnaire (BSQ) has collected responses from 799 business schools, 280 of those outside of the U.S. DataDirect grants access to data on business schools’ institutional characteristics, budgets, faculty, students, and salaries, among others, for schools that participate in the questionnaires.
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Continued Growth in Accessibility of AACSB-Accredited Online Degrees
by Colin Nelson

I’ve received a number of requests recently for an update to a post I wrote back in January 2013, regarding the trend toward greater numbers of AACSB-accredited schools offering fully online degree programs at various levels. It looks like this trend has only continued in the intervening years:
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