AACSB sends its thoughts and concerns to our members worldwide who are experiencing impacts of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Our first concern is for the safety and well-being of those directly affected by this virus, and we send our best wishes for recovery and good health. We know that travel disruptions and other measures will also affect the operations of your schools, including enrollments, and we know that each of you is well equipped to guide your institutions through this crisis.
AACSB is committed to providing a safe environment for event participants, staff, and volunteers traveling on behalf of the organization. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other sources.
In response to this guidance, we are adjusting some peer review team visits for schools directly impacted. Adjustments may include rescheduled or virtual visits, and each school affected will be contacted directly by our accreditation staff.
For Learning and Development opportunities, there are currently no changes to AACSB conferences and seminars scheduled in the coming months through June 2020; however, we will inform members immediately if there are any changes to our in-person event schedule as we continue to monitor the virus. Currently we are working on registration cancelations for members who are unable to attend events due to restrictions or who prefer not to travel at this time.
The AACSB Business Education Alliance embraces the diversity of our members and the global communities we serve. The mobility of students, faculty, and staff at schools throughout the world only enhances the impact of business education. We will remain resilient in our commitment to be inclusive and serve our members in person and virtually around the world.
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.