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AACSB ACKNOWLEDGES 26 BUSINESS SCHOOLS FOR BOLD LEADERSHIP

13/02/2024 04:24 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance, announced 26 business schools highlighted in its Innovations That Inspire member spotlight programme.

“In a world facing social, economic, and technological challenges, business schools are innovating to develop powerful solutions. The 2024 Innovations That Inspire selections exemplify the unique ways that business schools create value and impact for their stakeholders.

“Through their bold leadership and innovation, these schools are contributing to a better world, demonstrating the important role they play in our society,” said AACSB president and chief executive officer, Lily Bi in a statement.

This annual programme recognises global institutions that serve as champions of change in business education, whereby this year, the highlights feature unique ways that business schools are leveraging innovation to drive new value for the communities they serve.

These schools are leading boldly to enable equitable access, empower problem-solvers, design timely curricula and credentials, deploy adaptive learning methods, create new knowledge, as well as develop societal impact leaders.

Examples include Jinan University’s Carbon Emissions Accounting Guidelines for Maritime Transport Enterprises, developed by researchers at the School of Management’s affiliated Key Laboratory of Human-Nature Life Community, the guidelines provide maritime transportation enterprises with standardised methods for carbon emissions accounting to help address China’s carbon-neutrality goals.

Meanwhile, Promoting Societal Impacts through Data Insights and Collaboration, The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business, is spearheading data-driven approaches, multisector engagement, and hands-on learning drive an innovative, federally funded initiative to develop a comprehensive data centre focused on using open intelligence to address the opioid crisis.

Currently in its ninth year, the Innovations That Inspire initiative has highlighted 240 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, as well as diversity and inclusion.

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