Research Reports

A Collective Vision For Business Education

The world’s thirst for education, economic development, and quality of life has never been greater. In recognition of this, business schools are being called to transform to address the needs of the students they educate and the industries they serve.

This is a vision for a future where business schools are the drivers of change. Where business schools change the narrative about the role of business education, and of business, in society. By collaborating with business schools, corporate leaders, and industry, AACSB is exploring how to best prepare the business leaders and innovators of tomorrow and asking its members and the business education community:

What Will Your Business School Be?

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The Promise of Business Doctoral Education

Setting the Pace for Innovation, Sustainability, Relevance, and Quality
Business doctoral education has directly contributed to advancing the intellectual foundations of business and management, sustaining vibrant academic communities, and elevating the scholarly reputation of business schools within universities.

Yet the lens through which we evaluate the needs served by doctoral education is broadening, and imminent issues in global doctoral education still must be addressed. Doctoral education design and delivery models must continue to evolve in a way that best supports different needs, experiences, and goals around the globe. Schools must look globally to identify effective practices, seek partners, and understand the forces impacting their recruitment, positioning, and placement strategies—all while providing an unrelenting attention to quality.

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Impact of Research: A Guide for Business Schools

Insights from the AACSB International Impact of Research Exploratory Study
This guide draws on the experiences of ten business schools that participated in an exploratory study following the release of the Final Report of the Impact of Research Task Force. The study was intended to determine the overall feasibility of schools undertaking more concerted efforts to assess the impact of intellectual contributions, assess the burden and costs to schools, and begin to explore appropriate measures of impact. The guide is intended as a resource to assist any business school that seeks to better understand the connection between the research activities it supports and the school's mission, target objectives, and stakeholders.

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Globalization of Management Education: Changing International Structures, Adaptive Strategies, and the Impact on Institutions

In this comprehensive report, the AACSB Task Force on Globalization of Management Education explores broad globalization trends in management education that command the attention of any individual or institution striving to navigate in today's environment. Then, by exploring individual business school strategies, it provides valuable insights into how business schools can and should respond. The report aims to encourage and guide business schools to embrace globalization in ways that are mission-appropriate, manageable given available resources, and meaningful to the stakeholders being served.

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