AACSB Bridge Program

June 9–14, 2019 | Miami, Florida, USA

AACSB Bridge Program

January 13–18, 2019

University of Dallas
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

The AACSB Bridge Program was created to provide a clear path for business leaders to move from the corporate office into the classroom. The program is open to senior-level business professionals of all industries and disciplines that meet the initial requirements for instructional practitioner status at AACSB-accredited schools.

Since its inception in 2006, hundreds of executives have successfully completed this intensive five-day program. From organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Ernst & Young LLP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cox Communications, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and British Petroleum (BP), these executives now serve as valued faculty members at business schools throughout the world. Embark on your journey to transition into the role of an instructional practitioner, get the skills, training, and guidance you need to teach the next generation of business leaders.

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Who Should Attend

Senior-level executives actively participating in field upon applying with 5-7 years of extensive professional management experience, as well as at least seven years of in-depth industry experience (related to the area you'd like to teach in). Master's degree or equivalent professional certification required. Preferred candidates should have less than two years full-time teaching experience. Candidates with extensive classroom experience may attend the program if they wish to strengthen their teaching and platform skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to create an engaging and motivating learning environment.
  • Gain insight into planning, organizing, and delivering courses.
  • Develop class management techniques and teaching skills that inspire and mentor today's students.
  • Find out if the classroom is right for you by recognizing the differences between academic and corporate careers.