Business schools have long been important drivers of change by creating an environment where out-of-the-box thinking flourishes. The AACSB Innovations That Inspire initiative shines a spotlight on a variety of ways that business schools are working to innovate and diversify the education environment for the purpose of bettering students, an ever-evolving industry, and society.
Business graduates are found across all facets and levels of commerce—in large corporations, small business, the nonprofit industry, the public sector, and government alike—pioneering change, fostering global exchange, and improving quality of life. The AACSB Influential Leaders Challenge recognizes stories of such notable business school alumni, and how their life’s work personifies the role as a visionary figure in society.
The Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge highlights entrepreneurship centers or programs at AACSB-accredited schools demonstrating leadership in creating (and incubating) cutting-edge business innovations through enriched student learning and experiential education. The challenge brings forth the best examples of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity, while showcasing how business schools engage with business practice to provide students an opportunity to gain the core skills required to be successful in business—whether that business is a startup or a world-renowned corporation.