Affinity Groups

AACSB Affinity Groups facilitate networking and communication among members that share common interests or job responsibilities.

Participation in affinitygroups 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.

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

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 
Deans representing business schools at public colleges and universities that are concurrently members of AACSU

Asia Pacific
Representatives from AACSB-accredited and member institutions that are located in Asia and Oceania

Associate Deans
Associate deans or assistant deans with faculty appointments from AACSB-accredited institutions and member institutions with approved accreditation eligibility applications

Development Professionals
Professionals whose primary responsibilities involve business school fundraising

Doctoral program administrators and faculty coordinators from AACSB-accredited member institutions

Entrepreneurship Programs
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-accredited and member institutions with approved eligibility applications that are from the European Union and Switzerland

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 of member institutions self-identifying as a minority within their society / country of origin

New Deans Learning Community
Academic deans serving in their initial three years as a full-time dean

Online Learning
Faculty, Administrators, and Learning Technologists from any member institution

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