Setting new standards in business education
Robert S. Sullivan, MBA ’68, dean of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, was named chair of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) board of directors effective July 1, 2013, for a one-year term. AACSB is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. In an article published in AACSB’s BizEd magazine (“Defining Tomorrow,” Sept./Oct. 2013), Sullivan discussed the forces that will affect the association and management education in the coming months, including new AACSB accreditation standards designed to make sure institutions “focus on innovation, impact, and engagement,” and how technology is enhancing education and also changing the ways in which universities deliver education and compete for students.