W. P. Carey School honored by AACSB International for its innovative course
The world’s largest business education network recognizes W. P. Carey's Interdisciplinary Applied Learning Labs, which is an immersive course that pairs Full-time MBA students and non-business graduate students with local organizations to solve real-world problems.
TEMPE, Ariz. (April 21, 2020) — Today, AACSB International (AACSB) — the world’s largest business education network — recognizes the W. P. Carey School of Business among 25 business schools as a highlight of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge. An annual initiative, the challenge recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. This year’s theme, “Catalysts for Innovation,” emphasizes business education’s efforts to elevate entrepreneurial thinking and new business creation.
The W. P. Carey School of Business is recognized for its Interdisciplinary Applied Learning Labs, which is an immersive course that pairs Full-time MBA students and non-business graduate students with local organizations to solve real-world problems in fields such as biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, social work, and public school financing.
“I’m so proud this course has been recognized,” said W. P. Carey School Dean Amy Hillman. “It represents the ingenuity and innovation that makes this university great — and it reminds us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are put together in an entrepreneurial environment, in the hands of students with diverse backgrounds and experience.”
Now in its fifth year, the Innovations That Inspire challenge has highlighted more than 120 business school efforts that exemplify forward-looking approaches to education, research, community engagement or outreach, and leadership. To date, members of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance have shared nearly 1,000 innovations, creating a robust repository in AACSB’s DataDirect system to inform and inspire fellow members and the industry.
“The demand for innovation that engages experts across disciplines and addresses the needs of both local and global communities has never been more apparent than in these unprecedented times,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. "We are honored to feature the W. P. Carey School of Business for its valuable role in elevating entrepreneurship through research, teaching, and community engagement.”
For an overview of all featured innovations, visit aacsb.edu/innovations-that-inspire.
About the W. P. Carey School of Business
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and W. P. Carey is represented by alumni in over 160 countries. Visit wpcarey.asu.edu.
About AACSB International
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.
For more information, contacts:
Kim Steinmetz, W. P. Carey School of Business
Shay Moser, W. P. Carey School of Business
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