eNEWSLINE Live (ENL), is a streaming video program addressing global topics and trends in management education. Hosted on a regular basis by John Fernandes, president and CEO of AACSB, ENL is home to experts from the world of business education who will provide insight on various related topics. The broadcast is aired in multiple time zones for increased global access.
Critical Success Factors for Leadership in Global Management Education and the Search for AACSB’s Next CEO
May 19, 2014—Available in Multiple Time Zones
The global higher education industry is rapidly changing and faces disruptions to its traditional ways. Business school and management education industry leaders must be knowledgeable and possess the right skill sets to succeed in this complex new world. As president and CEO, John Fernandes approaches his retirement in April 2015, after what will be a 15-year stint at AACSB, the demands in skill, character, and experiences of his successor are even more critical as business schools aim to find their ground in a shaky landscape of emerging competitors, financial constraints, heightened employer expectations, and new technologies.
In this episode of ENL, Jan Williams, dean emeritus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville College of Business and Administration, chair of the AACSB CEO Selection Committee, and past AACSB Board of Director's chair will be joining John Fernandes to discuss his views on effectively leading today’s business school, as well as the attributes that AACSB’s worldwide membership are asking for in their new CEO. Dean Williams will discuss AACSB’s strategic direction and the CEO selection process that has been designed to produce the right candidates for this important leadership role.
Collaborations that Matter
During the past several years, the power of collaboration is a message that has been communicated by business school leaders, as well as AACSB International, and constitutes a major pillar of AACSB's 2011 research report, Globalization of Management Education: Changing International Structures, Adaptive Strategies, and the Impact of Institutions. Opportunities for business school collaborations exist on various levels: between schools (domestically and internationally), among faculty, with industry, as well as across the university campuses. For many, establishing effective collaborations has become a necessity in fulfilling business school missions for developing global business leaders.
Dean H. Fenwick Huss, who leads the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, has long upheld the value that collaborations offer to the successful and sustainable evolution of a business school, as seen through the number of collaborative academic programs and initiatives that Robinson is involved with. In this ENL episode, Dean Huss will share his insights on how to create and maintain a successful collaboration on various levels, and opportunities they have provided his school and the advancement of management education.
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A Brand New Brand for Business Schools
Innovation, sustainability, visibility, and differentiation—concepts that business schools worldwide are focusing more and more attention to as the global management education environment becomes more expansive and inclusive of new and diverse players. AACSB business schools are not only expected to deliver the highest quality education, but also must find ways to maintain, or increase, their competitiveness and global recognition. A school's brand and image has become ever more important as business schools around the world aim to address such challenges and explore ways to distinguish themselves.
Under the leadership of Robert J. Trulaske Sr. dean, Joan T.A. Gabel, the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri has gone through a rebranding process to create the "MIZBIZ" brand. In this episode of ENL, Dean Gabel will share the experiences and lessons learned from re-branding her school, and the various opportunities it presents for continuous improvement, generating revenue, and creating programs and curriculum that bring the greatest benefit to the primary customer—the student.