AACSB Affinity Groups facilitate networking and communication among members that share common interests or job responsibilities. Participation in affinity groups is exclusively limited to AACSB members and membership is free of charge, although some groups may charge a nominal registration fee to cover meeting expenses.
"To me affinity groups provide the venue for its members to network with people who are in similar situations and learn about tried and proven practices that provide practical solutions to often complex situations. I have not seen any other community where the culture of sharing is practiced as much as it is in AACSB affinity groups."
-Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business, Abu Dhabi University
Select a group below to view the latest discussions. Membership in the affinity group may be required to access. To join an affinity group, email email@example.com.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Deans representing business schools at public colleges and universities that are concurrently members of AASCU
Representatives from AACSB-accredited and member institutions that are located in Asia and Oceania
Associate deans or assistant deans with faculty appointments from AACSB-accredited institutions and member institutions with approved accreditation eligibility applications
Professionals whose primary responsibilities involve business school fundraising
Doctoral program administrators and faculty coordinators from AACSB-accredited member institutions
Representatives from institutions that offer majors, minors, or concentrations in entrepreneurship, or have a dedicated entrepreneurship center, faculty-endowed position in entrepreneurship or sequence(s) of entrepreneurship courses within programs
Representatives from AACSB member institutions from European countries
Marketing and Communications Council
Administrators responsible for public relations, media, marketing, communications, and allied activities
MBA for Working Professionals
Representatives from AACSB-accredited member institutions with working professional MBA program enrollment of significant size (generally, 35% + of total MBA enrollment)
Metropolitan Business Schools
Representatives from member institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with a population of at least 250,000
Middle East and North Africa
Representatives from AACSB-accredited and member institutions that are located in the Middle East and North Africa
Representatives from AACSB member institutions self identifying as a minority within their society and/or country of origin
New Deans Learning Community
Academic deans serving in their initial three years as a full-time dean
Online Learning Affinity Group
Faculty, Administrators and Learning Technologists from AACSB member Schools.
Responsible Management Education
Management educators committed to advancing sustainability, corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship and innovation, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Small Schools Network
Representatives from schools with typically 35 or fewer full-time faculty members
Technology in Business Schools Roundtable
Technology administrators at business schools
Women Administrators in Management Education
Women administrators, including deans, associate deans, assistant deans, program directors, center directors, and academic department chairs