How Business Students Will Lead the Way to Change
AACSB International launched a Twitter contest for students of AACSB-accredited schools to tell the world how they will make a difference and leave their mark as a leader.
In February, AACSB International launched a Twitter contest for students of AACSB-accredited schools to chime in to the Twittersphere and tell the world how they will make a difference and leave their mark as a leader—in just 140 characters—using the hashtag #AACSBleads. The Student Leader Spotlight contest, which ended March 31, resulted in inspirational posts from students representing the best business schools, sharing their leadership passions and goals. More than 205,013 Twitter users have followed the hashtag, which garnered 856,261 impressions, to see how these students plan to use their business education to change the world.
What is clear from this contest is that the next generation of business leaders, though different in their approaches, all have the same overarching goal: change. They want to make the world a more inclusive place by infusing diversity into every aspect of business practice. They want to change the perception of business by bringing values such as integrity, honesty, and ethics to the forefront. They want to achieve a more equitable society by serving their communities and creating new opportunities for the disadvantaged. They want to listen to the needs of their future employees, lead by example, and inspire everyone around them to do good and be good. They will invigorate their workplaces through creativity, positivity, and social responsibility. The next generation of business leaders will be, in just one word, extraordinary.
Here are just a few examples of how business students plan to lead the world to change:
Chapman prepares me to emphasize diversity at work & make the workplace an engaging and exciting blend of international talent. #AACSBleads— Adam Stanton (@AdamStanton) March 15, 2016
Financial empowerment brings confidence & success.I volunteer because I want my mark to be stable families led by strong women. #AACSBleads— Anna Zimmerman (@anna_zman) March 31, 2016
The best examples of leaders are the bad ones. I won't lead through deception and fear, but through through honesty and hope #AACSBleads— Charles Hoffman (@choff2) March 4, 2016
Inclusive leader, ensuring that venezuelans achieve the quality of life they deserve so they won't be forced to migrate anymore #AACSBleads— Elisa Paolini A. (@ElisaPaoliniA) March 30, 2016
These visions for leadership wouldn’t be possible without the galvanizing work of AACSB-accredited business schools. Schools such as Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business, United States Coast Guard Academy, the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Xavier University, the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration, Truman State University School of Business, the American University in Cairo Business School, and so many more, are providing today’s business students with not only the inspiration to lead in tomorrow’s business world but also the tools and confidence to do it. If this is what the leaders of the future look like, our world is in good hands.
To view all of the inspirational Tweets, and to keep the momentum going, visit #AACSBleads.