AACSB Top 10 Stories From 2016
Posted December 20, 2016 by Lee Davidson
- Coordinator, Copywriter/Editor - AACSB International
The year 2016 has proven to be another fruitful year for AACSB and its global network. With your help, we have continued to move quality business education forward and into new global territories, engaged first-time members and collaborative partners, and highlighted the ways business schools and alumni are innovating to solve challenges in both higher education and larger society.
Making good use of data analytics, we’ve pulled together a list of the top stories viewed in 2016 across a variety of our online publications. In case you missed them, or if you’d like to take a closer read, here 10 of our most read stories from the year.
- AACSB Business School Alumni Talk Challenges, Triumphs in Leading Social Change
In its second year running, AACSB’s Influential Leaders challenge has brought to light leaders in 11 countries, contributing to industries including corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, education and entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, and public health. Six of the 2016 Influential Leaders served on a panel at the Annual Accreditation Conference to share what inspired their social change initiatives.
- All Facets of Faculty
Few professors can be devoted to research, inspired by teaching, committed to service, and driven to lead—but all have different talents to contribute to an institution’s mission. That’s why business schools are adopting more formal, flexible, and comprehensive frameworks that enhance and reward all of the strengths they bring to the table.
- Rediscovering the Power of Law in Business Education
From top managers to international practitioners, legal astuteness is in demand as a valuable commodity. Leveraging the legal environment of business curriculum can enhance student marketability, deliver real-world value, and help produce ethical leaders who fully engage with society’s most pressing and intractable problems.
- Focus on the Future: Are Business Schools Ready For the Future of Work?
Imagine that it’s May 2025, and a new crop of business school graduates is entering the workforce. What kinds of experiences will these graduates need to find jobs in their fields? What skills will employers value most? And how will their careers be different from those of graduates today?
- Big Data’s Big Future in Business Education
Advances in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Smart Cities are building on Big Data and transforming business and society. Similarly, the biggest opportunities for business education lie ahead. We are only just beginning to understand the potential of Big Data to change business education and business schools, including the way we teach, create, and connect.
- Rebuilding an MBA Program From the Ground Up
By inviting industry to help overhaul and deliver its struggling MBA, the University of Houston-Downtown grew its program from smallest to largest in the Houston market—in just three years.
- Six Tough Job Openings That Business Schools Can Help Fill
Recruiters who visit your campus in the hopes of hiring the best and brightest candidates have found it to be a massive challenge this year, no matter the size or location of their companies. While there’s no magic bullet to slay this dragon, graduate business schools can take steps to help recruiters with their talent acquisition strategies.
- The Percentage of Women as Full-Time Faculty at U.S. Business Schools: Surging Ahead, Lagging Behind, or Stalling Out?
In looking at AACSB gender data reported for full-time faculty through both the Salary Survey and the Business School Questionnaire, we examine the full-time faculty make-up at participating AACSB member schools for any changes and trends relating to faculty gender.
- Teaching Business Students to Ask Better Questions
Great managers ask great questions. That’s why strengthening students’ questioning skills should be an essential part of every business school’s core curriculum. When business students learn to ask great questions, they spark innovation, develop their technical skills, gather insights, and build rapport with others.
- Gamification in the Business School
Business schools use gaming in their curriculum to deliver material in ways that are both engaging and fun for their students. Tapping into submission for AACSB’s inaugural Innovations That Inspire challenge, we highlight a set of schools that have incorporated some element of gaming into their programs.