2021 Influential Leaders

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2020 Influential Leaders

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Influential Leaders

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Now Accepting Nominations

An annual initiative, the Influential Leaders challenge recognizes notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools. Prior honorees include business executives, elected officials, athletes, tech experts, non-profit leaders, and academics—showcasing the variety of career paths supported by business education. 

The 2020 business accreditation standards empower each school to define and demonstrate societal impact in a manner that supports its mission. Similarly, honorees of the 2021 Class of Influential Leaders will reflect alumni who are using their business education to create positive societal impact in their own, unique way. Each AACSB-accredited school is encouraged to nominate one outstanding alumni for consideration—the deadline is October 30, 2020. 

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Recognition Opportunities

The Influential Leaders challenge is a great opportunity to bring media exposure to your school and alumni. In 2020, the initiative reached 850,000 individuals on social media with more than 520,000 engagements across platforms—view this Twitter moment for a few examples!

Honorees are also highlighted at AACSB events and through its blog and video series. 

Meet the 2020 Class of Influential Leaders

AACSB Influential Leaders Class of 2020

Questions and Contacts

For questions regarding the Influential Leaders challenge, email challenges@aacsb.edu or view our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Align your brand with inspiring stories of business school alumni. For more information, email engage@aacsb.edu