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Tuesday, August 04 2020 - 23:00
Connected for Better: AACSB's Focus on Positive Societal Impact
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  -- World's largest business education alliance seeks to highlight 
     impactful change

AACSB International ( 
) (AACSB) announces business education's renewed commitment and focus on 
creating positive societal change, demonstrating that business schools are 
connected for better ( 
). AACSB is leading conversations about the role of business schools as a force 
for good in society, a core component of its recently announced 2020 business 
accreditation standards ( 
), starting with a briefing paper, Connected for Better: Exploring the Positive 
Societal Impact of Business Schools. 

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"Demonstrating positive societal impact is a defining characteristic of a 
quality business school, with AACSB-accredited schools leading the way," said 
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB president and CEO. "As a connector and convener 
within the business education industry, AACSB is excited to amplify the 
outstanding efforts of our members in the communities they serve, locally and 
globally. Together, our relationships will create agile and innovative 
partnerships among learners, within universities, and across business and 
government for society's greater benefit."

Grounded in the themes of the organization's Collective Vision for Business 
Education ( 
), AACSB identifies five areas where business schools can create positive 
societal impact: 

     - Connect business, community, and government to deliver results 
     - Solve problems based on knowledge-sharing and research 
     - Develop purpose-driven leaders with the vision to tackle the 
       toughest challenges 
     - Create hubs for lifelong learning to promote prosperity and 
       elevate economies 
     - Inspire innovations with the power to change the world

To encourage collaborations among business schools, their partners, and their 
stakeholders, AACSB's briefing paper provides a framework for business schools 
to define, understand, and realize the impact they seek to achieve through 
strategic management, learning experiences, thought leadership and research, 
and outreach efforts and priorities. It further identifies common challenges 
business schools face in defining and measuring societal impact and offers 
exercises to serve as conversation starters on the issue. 

Over the next 12 months and beyond, AACSB will continue to engage stakeholder 
groups globally by sharing insights and initiatives—including those that 
feature influential alumni ( 
) and inspiring innovations ( 
)—to highlight business education's efforts to be connected for better. To view 
the briefing paper and learn more, visit ( 

About AACSB International 

Established in 1916, 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 ( 

Source - AACSB International

CONTACT: Leah Harms, Manager, Public Relations,