Executives Make 'Bridge' From Industry to Academia
Tampa, Fla., USA (August 15, 2023)—AACSB International (AACSB) is proud to announce eight new alumni from its Bridge Program. The program, designed exclusively for senior-level professionals driven to share their industry and leadership experience with the next generation of business leaders, provides the foundational skills required for a successful transition into academia.
The AACSB Bridge Program, developed in 2006, is an intensive five-day workshop that gives business executives an inside look into the business school classroom, so they are well-prepared to meet the challenges of an academic career.
The June 2023 cohort included professionals hailing from a variety of sectors, including accounting, technology, international business development, cybersecurity, and organizational development. The executives learned how to create engaging, motivating learning environments; and gained insight into course planning, organization, and delivery. The workshop also helped them develop techniques and teaching skills to inspire and mentor learners.
June 2023 program alumni include:
Since its inception, more than 500 executives have successfully completed the program—from small business owners and entrepreneurs to individuals from corporations including Cisco Systems Inc., EY, ExxonMobil Corporation, Google, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Marathon Petroleum, NBC Universal, PwC, TruGreen, TIAA, and Time Warner Inc. Many of these executives now serve as valued faculty members at business schools around the world.
About AACSB International
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With members in over 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB and business schools from around the world are leading boldly in business education at aacsb.edu.