Recent AACSB Research Reports
“AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.”
Lifelong Learning and Talent Management
In collaboration with the AACSB Board of Directors and the Business Practices Council, AACSB produced a thought leadership paper on lifelong learning and the opportunity for business professionals and business educators to collaborate on training and development opportunities and explore the skills, technologies, assessments, and credentials needed to develop the workforce of the future.
The following paper provides an introduction to the environment, challenges, and opportunities related to lifelong learning and talent management, after which an overview of the perspectives explored during this planning meeting is presented.
Chief Learning Officer Survey
AACSB, in partnership with Chief Learning Officer Magazine, surveyed chief learning officers to explore how to create a lifelong learning culture, empower learners, and partner with business schools and others to excel in the market and increase employee engagement.
Read the report to learn more about the key findings:
- Lifelong learning supports employee agility and increases employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention.
- Nurturing a culture of lifelong learning enables organizations to better respond to disrupted market environments.
- Talent managers are pivoting to strategies that enable and empower learners, and often involve reliance on external partners and platforms.
- Different credentials offer greater perceived benefit on dimensions such as credibility and transferability (degrees) and accessibility and affordability (certificates/badges).
- A majority of talent managers see shifts in learning methodologies, including heavier reliance on technology, personalization, and social learning.
- Among the top ways managers help foster lifelong learning are through mentoring, feedback mechanisms, and toolkits.
Technologies With Potential to Transform Business & Business Education: Artificial Intelligence
In continuing to probe the underlying themes of the Collective Vision for Business Education, AACSB’s Innovation Committee explores disruptive technologies in higher education and most recently developed a briefing paper that examines the potential impacts, opportunities, and challenges around the topic of artificial intelligence (AI).
This overview provides a general landscape scan into some of the major characteristics and developments within the AI space. The overview provides some general frameworks to aid in discussions around this growing technology and may help inspire new ideas on how AI can continue to impact business education and its stakeholders.
A Collective Vision for Business Education
The world’s thirst for education, economic development, and quality of life has never been greater. In recognition of this, business schools are being called to transform to address the needs of the students they educate and the industries they serve.
This is a vision for a future where business schools are the drivers of change. Where business schools change the narrative about the role of business education, and of business, in society. By collaborating with business schools, corporate leaders, and industry, AACSB is exploring how to best prepare the business leaders and innovators of tomorrow and asking its members and the business education community:
What Will Your Business School Be?