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This Issue's Featured Articles

How Business Schools are Transforming Education, Making Impact
Programs and initiatives at ten schools that have improved communities, upgraded education, and saved lives.
  • Innovations Through Technology
    Three schools are relying on technology to create programs that will impact their schools and the wider community.
  • Innovations Through Entrepreneurship
    Four schools have designed entrepreneurial initiatives that are changing lives—both locally and around the world.
  • Innovations Through Education
    Three schools are having an impact on education through innovations that train teachers, upgrade courses, and deliver new programs to partner universities.
How Business Schools Are Making a Difference Close to Home
How students and faculty at three business schools are making a positive difference through programs focused on needs in their own communities.
  • Seeds of Service
    The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business in California aims to have lasting impact on a nearby community by sending its students out into the field to help small businesses prosper.
  • Proof of Possibilities
    The University of Stellenbosch Business School’s Small Business Academy in Cape Town, South Africa, makes a difference in the community by improving the entrepreneurial skills of local small business owners.
  • A Positive Force for Good
    An immersive MBA leadership program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor partners with community leaders and local entrepreneurs to improve Detroit nonprofits and neighborhoods.

The Innovative, Connected, Nimble Business School of Tomorrow
AACSB's Visioning Initiative uncovers five roles that business schools must play if they are to thrive in the future.

SOLVING FOR X: Turning Academic Research Into Public Engagement
To improve its visibility and impact on public policy, JIBS in Sweden created on online blog and watched its faculty's research gain national attention.

Research Outreach
A blog such as Jönköping International Business School’s Vertikals is just one way for business schools to find much wider audiences for their research. Two schools have developed their own solutions. Both were recognized as part of AACSB International’s “Innovations That Inspire” challenge.

YOUR TURN: Let's Commit to Achieving Gender Parity in MBA Programs
To get more women into MBA programs, Bernard Garrette of HEC Paris recommends focusing on jobs, not admissions.


Research & Insights

The Value of Business School
Personal development and improvement of management skills are primary reasons students pursue business education, according to GMAC's 2016 Alumni Perspectives Survey. 

Standardized Tests Don't Predict Student Success
Study suggests bias based on gender and ethnicity in standardized tests.

Human Rights and the Supply Chain
How to share responsibility across industries.

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Ideas in Action

The Benefit of a Deans Book Club
A faculty-driven book club can help professors embrace innovation and improve teaching.

Helping Women Conquer 'Confidence Killers'
A nearly all-woman classroom helped those enrolled become more resilient and more willing to fail.

Building an Online Program
Four ways the business schools can ensure the success of their online curricula. entrepreneurship.

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From the Editors

Lives of Impact
In 1987, a six year-old Sudanese boy named Deng Adut was conscripted into the People’s Liberation Army. He received military training and served as a soldier before he escaped and was smuggled out of the country. In 1998, he received asylum in Australia as a teenaged refugee. After working for a few years and learning English, he studied accounting before deciding to become a lawyer and enrolling at Western Sydney University. He is now a defense lawyer who helps other Sudanese refugees receive legal advice and support.

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