Lifelong Learning and University-Based Business Schools

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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 different phases of the study:

  • The Executive Summary reveals the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing business schools and organizations in a changing lifelong learning landscape. It offers takeaways for how business schools, corporate partners, and executive education units can work more closely together to meet talent development goals.
  • The SWOT Analysis Report contains extensive quantitative and qualitative research, including perspectives and insights shared through the in-depth interviews with business and business school leaders that informed the SWOT analysis.
  • The Innovation Roadmap draws on insights from the SWOT research analysis and from UNICON's summer workshop. From these findings, AACSB, UNICON, and IEDP created a roadmap of next steps and best practices to guide innovation efforts around lifelong learning in executive education.
  Executive Summary   SWOT Analysis Report   Innovation Roadmap
Cover for Lifelong Learning and University-based Business Schools, Executive Summary, by AACSB, UNICON, and IEDP Cover for Lifelong Learning and University-based Business Schools, SWOT Analysis, by AACSB, UNICON, and IEDP Cover of Lifelong Learning in Executive Education: AN INNOVATION ROADMAP report by UNICON, IEDP, and AACSB




A collaborative study by:

AACSB logo with tagline: Business Education. Connected.  IEDP logo blue  UNICON Consortium for University-Based Executive Education
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