This is a transformational era—technology is changing the way education is delivered, new instructional models continue to emerge, and the market demands that business school education is closely connected to industry.
As the business education landscape evolves, we must continuously evaluate and—if necessary—change the AACSB accreditation standards to meet the needs of future business school students, of global business, and of society in general.
Reimagining business education requires many perspectives—especially yours. We invite you to share your thoughts, experiences, insights, and challenges about the current business accreditation standards, and look forward to hearing about how you would reimagine the accreditation process.
You can join the conversation in any of the three following ways:
This transformative undertaking requires time, the careful collection of input from a broad group of stakeholders, and the support of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance. To facilitate this conversation, AACSB has assembled a team of experienced volunteers to guide these efforts and represent the membership voice.
The Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF) will examine both the processes related to AACSB Business Accreditation, and the standards themselves, with a goal of supporting the primary strategic goal for AACSB Accreditation to be recognized worldwide as the premier mission-driven accreditation for business education, employing a peer review and principles-based methodology that leverages technology to streamline the accreditation process.
Over a period of approximately 20 months, the task force will seek input on the following issues:
The goal is for the Accreditation Council to vote on new standards at the April 2020 Annual Business Meeting at AACSB’s International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM).
BATF members are appointed by the vice chair-chair elect (who presides as board chair during the year for which the appointments are made). The task force is composed of two co-chairs and multiple academic leaders, all with extensive AACSB background and experience, and with global representation from the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (AP) regions.