AACSB administers several surveys each year through DataDirect. These surveys are listed below, along with useful information regarding their reporting time frames and releases.
The BSQ is the source for data on most aspects of the business school’s operations, including priorities, budgets, personnel, student enrollments, degrees conferred, programs, and more. Download report.
The BSQ Finances Module is an extension of the BSQ, focusing specifically on the financial operations and governance models of the business unit. Download report.
The BSQ Employment Module is an extension of the BSQ that focuses on student employment outcomes following graduation, such as the length of time to receive an offer and begin work, and starting salaries and bonuses.
Formerly known as the Salary Survey, the SCDS collects anonymized data on faculty and administrator salaries, as well as demographic information about these personnel. Download report.
Early to mid-February
The APQ is a scaled-down version of the BSQ, pertaining to the accounting departments of business schools that have achieved AACSB's accounting accreditation.
AACSB regularly partners with its Affinity Groups to conduct research on topics of interest. This research has previously included niche surveys to target audiences within the business school.
Conducted triennially, the Deans Survey is an optional survey for the heads of business schools which provides aggregate data pertaining to various demographics related to the deanship.
Conducted triennially, the Senior Business School Administrators Survey (formerly the Associate Deans survey) is an optional survey for senior business school administrators (such as associate deans, assistant deans, and vice deans) which provides aggregate data pertaining to various demographics related to senior business school administrators.
The Collaborations Survey provides information on existing and desired collaborations held by business schools with other business schools and institutions.
*These surveys are not administered through DataDirect and are not available for benchmarking.
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