Terms of Use

Thank you for being a part of AACSB International’s (AACSB) online properties: aacsb.edutheexchange.aacsb.edu, and AACSB social media. We welcome discussion and dialogue, believing that the goal of these communities is the sharing of knowledge and information. Individuals are encouraged to discuss issues and trends. To ensure the best possible experience for all visitors to these sites, we have established some basic guidelines that address etiquette and govern participation.

By joining and using these forums, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set for all peer groups. You also agree to reserve discussions for topics best suited to the medium. These are great resources with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, AACSB reserves the right to suspend, block, or terminate membership on all lists for users who violate these guidelines.


  • Do not post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Do not pretend to be someone else.
  • Do not give out personal information about another individual.
  • Do not challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see.
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the community discussion.
  • Remember that participants of the AACSB Exchange have the right to reproduce postings from theexchange.aacsb.edu.
  • Send your message only to the most appropriate community discussion. Do not spam multiple communities with the same message.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge in business education. AACSB reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Forum Etiquette on the AACSB Exchange

  • Discussion within each community on theexchange.aacsb.edu is professional and common courtesy is expected.
  • Treat all members of the community equally, irrespective of nationality, gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, ability, age, or sexual orientation.
  • Discussions should not include any matter that might be considered harassing or libelous, or that uses phrases or words that may be construed as disparaging.
  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, organization, and country or territory.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Only send a message to the entire community when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals—not to the entire community. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left of every message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as “please remove me,” through the Discussion Forum. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a community. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.

Advertising/Product Promotion

All advertising and commercial solicitation is prohibited. This includes discussions about the following, with the intent to financially benefit: job opportunities, (AACSB's Career Connection is available for management education job postings), books, workshops, conferences, and products/services.

General discussions about professional resources are welcome within the Exchange Discussion Forums; however, AACSB is not responsible for statements made by subscribers to any of the communities as to the legitimacy of any business or vendor.

theexchange.aacsb.edu, aacsb.edu, and AACSB social media should not be used to address others regarding commercial, religious, or political causes.

Legal Information

Discussion Forums are provided as a service of AACSB for association leadership. AACSB is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on these sites by others. AACSB disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on these sites, whether posted by AACSB or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall AACSB be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on these sites.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants AACSB and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or implicitly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

AACSB does not actively monitor these sites for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to our attention, we will take all appropriate action.

We embrace full and open communication and recognize the unique opportunity for expression in online environments. These guidelines are not intended to address what ideas can be expressed, but rather the tone with which communications take place. AACSB reserves the right to remove postings that violate the terms listed above, or that violate the spirit of respectful communication.