AACSB Innovations That Inspire

Innovations That Inspire

Business schools are transforming the face of higher education.

Business schools have long been important drivers of change, creating environments where out-of-the-box thinking flourishes. AACSB's Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program shines a spotlight on the variety of ways that business education is leading and innovating to create positive societal impact. 

Highlights of the 2022 Innovations That Inspire initiative feature efforts to elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Emphasis on DEIB is a key feature of AACSB’s 2020 business accreditation standards and the focus of a recently released positioning paper. The paper illustrates AACSB’s commitment to equitable access to high-quality business education globally and calls on the business education community to embed the tenets of DEIB into its strategies and cultures.  

The featured innovations address challenges and opportunities across academia, businesses and workplaces, and communities—view them all.


Support for the 2022 Innovations That Inspire initiative is provided by GMAC.      


Conversations From AACSB's Regional DEIB Forums

View time lapse videos that capture key conversations held at our regional DEIB forums, another way AACSB is supporting business education's efforts towards more inclusive, welcoming spaces.

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Access the Entire Collection
AACSB members can access all Innovations That Inspire submissions, including those from prior years, through DataDirect. To date, members of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance have shared more than 1,000 effective and innovative practices within their curricular offerings and programming, thought leadership, operations, and community engagement—creating a robust repository in AACSB’s DataDirect portal to inform and inspire fellow members. AACSB member login is required.
Influential Leaders
AACSB's member spotlight programs amplify the powerful impact of business education. The annual Influential Leaders initiative recognizes alumni of AACSB-accredited schools who are creating lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world. Read more to learn how each honoree represents the business education—and business community’s—past, present, and promising future.