Lifelong Learning and University-Based Business Schools

Thought Paper
A new study by AACSB, IEDP, and UNICON uncovers the strengths and opportunities facing executive education in an evolving lifelong learning landscape.

AACSB, IEDP, and UNICON engaged in a cross-sector exploratory study to better understand the role business schools play in an evolving lifelong learning landscape, particularly through executive education. In addition to a wide research sweep, in-depth interviews were conducted with leaders representing the supply and demand sides of executive education, resulting in a SWOT analysis for each side and key takeaways positioned for corporate, business school, and executive education decision-makers. 

Explore the executive summary to: 

  • Learn about the particular strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing business schools and organizations in a changing lifelong learning landscape characterized by new market demands and entrants.
  • Uncover opportunities for business schools, corporate partners, and executive education units to work more closely together to meet talent development goals.
  • Identify priorities for business schools to consider as they strategically evaluate their portfolio of degree and non-degree offerings to advance lifelong learning.

Cover for Lifelong Learning and University-based Business Schools, Executive Summary, by AACSB, UNICON, and IEDP


View the full research report, which includes perspectives and insights shared through the in-depth interviews with business and business school leaders, informing the SWOT analysis: 

Cover for Lifelong Learning and University-based Business Schools, SWOT Analysis, by AACSB, UNICON, and IEDP


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