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Jessica Brown
Senior Manager, Knowledge Services, AACSB International
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Many students seek to earn a degree as part of their overall career path, and AACSB member schools strive to help those students by providing exceptional educational opportunities and support through their degree programs. These schools also tend to have advisors or counselors who are knowledgeable about the available career services areas to help students turn their education into a valuable career. This can include everything from advising on the proper courses to supporting a specific career path to helping students find internships and employment offers. After graduation, students move on to further their career trajectory or seek additional educational opportunities. These graduates can be more difficult to track, but most schools have some sort of alumni survey, exit interview, or other tracking opportunities in place to help them follow the ongoing successes of their students. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
By Jessica Brown In December 2014, AACSB International launched a new data collection initiative combining data sections from AACSB and MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance into a single survey to enhance the types of information available about employment outcomes for students receiving degrees in a business or management field.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
As part of AACSB’s ongoing initiative to learn more about how schools collaborate to best leverage the resources available, the annual AACSB Collaboration Survey collects data on both any collaborative agreements currently in effect and those areas where schools desire to expand with new collaborations. Each existing collaboration reported may include more than one collaboration type or collaborative partner in order to capture some of the complexities of the network of collaborations at AACSB member schools. The 2013–14 Collaborations Survey includes data for 474 schools. The data below reflect existing collaborations. For some collaboration types that involve students or degree program delivery, the education levels involved can be a key factor in describing the reach of the collaboration, so participating schools are able to select an education level where appropriate. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
By Jessica Brown Providing a good education costs money, and today’s business schools are constantly working to find more effective and efficient ways to provide those educational benefits to their students, fairly compensate their faculty and staff, and maintain the necessary physical and technological infrastructure to keep up with the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
How do the prospects look for new doctorates planning to teach at business schools in the U.S.? In addition to looking at salaries for full-time faculty and administrators, the 2014-2015 Salary Survey reports that will be released later this month break down the counts of new hires that are new doctorates and the salary ranges and averages reported for these new faculty by discipline. A quick look at the average salaries for new doctorates in most disciplines (Table 1) shows a decline from last year, but averages are still similar to or higher than salaries reported two years ago and fall within a reasonable range for all new hires by discipline and rank (Table 2). Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
Finances are always a hot topic, especially when schools are working on their annual budgets and long-term financial strategies. As part of the annual Business School Questionnaire (BSQ) and BSQ Finances Module collected beginning in February each year, AACSB International collects data from member schools about budgets, endowments, school structure, and both the uses and sources of operating funds. It is common for school administrators to use this kind of data in both planning and benchmarking needs. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
With both International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in March, it is a great time to take a look at some of the gender data AACSB International collects. Whether focusing on faculty, enrollments, degrees conferred, or administrative positions, AACSB collects and reports data each year that helps track changes in the gender compositions at member schools. While gender for full-time faculty members is just one of the many pieces of data AACSB collects as part of its annual Salary Survey, this robust data set gives the opportunity to look at the current representation of women currently working within business schools. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
Aggregates and Averages—A Look at Changes in the Per-School Averages for European Schools Based on data reported in 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2013-14. When we look at the data reported on the annual AACSB surveys, we often examine it as a whole with aggregate sums across all of the participating schools based on specific characteristics or by looking at each individual school’s data separately. Taking a regional view is another way to drill down and examine the data that AACSB collects. Yet another interesting way to view this data is to take a look at the per-school averages based on those aggregate numbers to get a general idea of what the aggregate numbers could mean for individual schools. Of course, there will always be a range of responses, so an average cannot give the complete picture, but it does offer schools another benchmarking point to determine whether their school’s reported numbers are above or below the mean. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
MBA and EMBA are two of the many business degree paths that students may choose to enhance their education and careers. While the master’s generalist category includes a number of different degree titles that are considered broadly equivalent in educational focus to the MBA, the most immediately recognized and discussed are probably the MBA and EMBA. These two degree titles are what a lot of people think of first when looking for a business school, but, once students reach out to potential schools, it becomes clear that choosing the degree title is just the first step. Which disciplines are available and how those programs are delivered can be as important to students as the degree title itself. Business schools worldwide differentiate their degree programs in a variety of ways, from student experience and research opportunities to detailed focuses on specific fields and delivering programs in the times and ways that work best for their students’ needs. On the 2013-14 AACSB Business School Questionnaire (BSQ), 533 AACSB-accredited schools worldwide reported offering at least one MBA degree, while 243 reported offering at least one EMBA degree. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
With the recent release of the report, The Promise of Business Doctoral Education, it seems like a great reason to take a closer look at some of the doctoral trends we have seen in AACSB’s annual data collection over the past 5 years. The following tables are based on a controlled set of 519 schools that participated in all year of the Business School Questionnaire from 2008-09 through 2012-13. Of these 519 schools, a subset of 186 schools reported doctoral data in at least one year and a subset of 119 schools reported doctoral data in all of the listed years. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
We all know that enrollments are big news in higher education, but how can you be sure that the numbers you see are actually comparable? For this post, we limited our data to only AACSB accredited schools that participated in the Business School Questionnaire in every year from 2007-08 to 2011-12. These 482 schools provided data in all years, so comparing across the set can give us a better view of how the larger enrollment trends actually play out in our accredited schools. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
Business schools have a difficult job in determining which academic disciplines they should include in their program offerings. They need to offer a well-rounded education and, at the same time, prepare their students for those business disciplines that will be most helpful when finding the right career after graduation. How often do business schools readjust their program offerings? Have they changed in the past 10 years? To take a look at program offerings via disciplines, we created a controlled set of376 schools that participated in both the 2001-02 Business School Questionnaire and the 2010-11 Business School Questionnaire and used this set to find what percentage of schools offer specific discipline degree programs at the undergraduate level. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
What are the most popular disciplines in business by faculty focus area? The top fields/disciplines represented by faculty members based on the Salary Survey data collected in 2010-11 are Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Management. While this isn't a tremendous surprise to those in the management education field, it is interesting to see the popularity of different disciplines based on business school hiring choices. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
Gender is a hot topic in education today at all levels. This post takes a quick look at the gender balance among administrative positions at AACSB member schools. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at AACSB Data and Research Blog
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