Tampa, Fla., USA (November 12, 2018)—Students, parents, and alumni. Colleges, universities, and faculty. Business professionals, service-learning apprentices, and volunteers. Individually each are impactful in their own right, but collectively, what do they have in common? Today, along with AACSB International, thousands are celebrating their appreciation of knowledge, cultures, and viewpoints during the 2018 International Education Week (IEW).
Held November 12–16, 2018, IEW is a joint initiative organized by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. By recognizing and celebrating the benefits of international education or exchange, the movement promotes programs that prepare graduates for a global environment by encouraging future leaders to study and learn abroad.
“For AACSB, IEW embodies how cultural understanding can bring together people from diverse backgrounds, introducing students, parents, faculty, and ultimately business to new ideas and differing perspectives,” said Tom Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB International. “By empowering students to recognize and reflect on our interconnected nature, schools openly nurture conversations that bring forth a new generation of globally minded business leaders who are focused on establishing pathways to global prosperity.”
Join AACSB this week on Facebook and Twitter as we celebrate how accredited and non-accredited academic members of AACSB's Business Education Alliance are encouraging the concept of international education through the following themes:
- Monday, November 12: Business education is a force for good
- Tuesday, November 13: AACSB Accreditation as a symbol of global quality and innovation
- Wednesday, November 14: The Business Education Alliance is a movement of collective strength and connected wisdom
- Thursday, November 15: Business education provides a foundation for success
- Friday, November 16: Business education prepares future business leaders for tomorrow's workforce
As a global organization, AACSB celebrates a variety of formats and foundations of education that prepare graduates to seek knowledge through global experiences and studying abroad, no matter where it takes them. By empowering educators to embrace international viewpoints and establish collaborative relationships, AACSB helps to amplify the positive impact that business schools have around the world.
About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,600 member organizations and over 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.