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This Issue's Featured Articles

View From the World: Business School Deans Reflect on the Evolution of their Industry
Administrators from nine schools offer their perspectives on a century of management education: how we got here, where we are now, where we’re going next.

  • Business is Our Classroom
    At the Carlson School, we are about to celebrate our 100th anniversary. During that first century, our path to maintaining a successful business program was relatively clear.
  • Evolving with the Market
    IESA was established in 1965 in the oil-producing nation of Venezuela. The school’s founders created the private, nonprofit institution to establish a source of business talent that would facilitate the country’s development as it profited from the oil industry.
  • We Have Something to Say
    Africa is a large continent with widely different traditions and a huge variety in levels of business education.
  • A Platform for Collaboration
    Management education, once rooted in the 19th century and steeped in strict market capitalism, has undergone a paradigm shift—as has business itself.
  • Stability and Impact
    As we mark AACSB’s 100th anniversary, there couldn’t be a better time for me to reflect on the future opportunities for business education.
  • Strengthening Connections
    Over the past 50 years, business schools have been among the most successful higher education institutions in Indonesia.
  • Training the Fire Brigade in the Midst of the Fire
    Prior to World War II, management education in Poland, as in other Central European countries, existed in two forms.
  • No Taillights to Follow
    Located in a tiny building within a vast 3,000-acre campus, Putra Business School (PBS) abides by its charter “to nurture leaders who subscribe to human governance as embedded in whole persons.
  • Following a Double Trajectory
    Throughout the 20th century, management education has been shaped by two major trends.

How Management Education's Past Shaped Its Present
Management education has always striven to inculcate a culture that is both practical and responsive to society’s needs. Every tension the industry has experienced in its past continues to affect it today—and will reverberate into its future.

A Brief and Non-Academic History of Management Education
Some of the people and events that have shaped business schools.

Starting Points
How did AACSB’s founders envision their industry? What issues were the most controversial through the years? The conversations, concerns, and course corrections that contributed to the creation of AACSB’s accreditation standards.

Growth & Progress: The Global Impact of Accreditation
What led business schools outside the U.S. to become first in their markets to seek AACSB accreditation? Five deans describe their schools’ journeys before and after accreditation and share the goals they’ve set their sights on next.

Time Capsule: A Photo History of Business Education
We asked business schools that were among AACSB’s first member institutions and other prominent organizations in the industry to dip into their archives and share moments from their histories with us.

Business Schools Must Adapt to an Ever-Changing World
The market for management training is no longer as certain as it was at the height of its 20th-century success—and business schools should plan their futures accordingly.


Research & Insights

Elite MBAs Pay Off
According to a survey of 85 business schools in the U.S. and Canada by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, individuals who have earned MBA degrees from fulltime programs at these schools see, on average, a US$500,000 return on their investment over a ten-year period and a $2.6 million ROI over a 20-year period.

Flagging the Next Stock Crash
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business have developed a new system designed to help investors actively avoid stock market price crashes.

Gender and Competition
Many complex factors contribute to the pay gap between men and women business leaders.

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Ideas in Action

Building a Mentor Platform to Boost Alumni Engagement
Building connections between students and alumni.

Aston University Launches First Carbon Week
Preparing students to do business in the midst of global climate change.

Practicing the Entrepreneurial Pitch
Why confident students are more likely to choose entrepreneurship.

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From the Editors

A Blast From the Past
Whether we're awaiting the release of the latest Apple Watch or debating the use of artificial intelligence, it often seems like we’re barreling into the future on a high-speed bullet train, leaving the past far behind. But I was heartened—and even a little relieved—by the number of articles I’ve read in the last year about people saying “enough already.”

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