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Influential Leaders FAQs

My school is not accredited by AACSB. Can we still nominate an Influential Leader?

The Influential Leaders Challenge is only open to AACSB-accredited institutions.

What are the questions for each of the nomination categories?

Category 1 – Nominating an alumni leader in business who has made a global impact in advocating for diversity and inclusion

  • Briefly summarize the impact the nominee has made in advocating for diversity and inclusion (required question, 250 word limit)
  • Provide at least one specific example that demonstrates the impact your nominee has made in advocating for diversity and inclusion (required question, 250 word limit)
  • You may provide one additional example that demonstrates the impact your nominee has made in advocating for diversity and inclusion (not required)

Category 2 – Nominating an alumni leader working in a non-profit or community-based organization that is committed to making a local, regional, or global impact on the overall betterment of society

  • Briefly summarize the work the nominee has made in their non-profit or community-based organization (required question, 250 word limit)
  • Provide at least one specific example that demonstrates the impact your nominee has made while applying their business acumen to cause-based work (required question, 250 word limit)
  • You may provide one additional example that demonstrates the nominee’s personal commitment to cause-based work (not required)

Category 3 – Nominating a business leader (from an AACSB-accredited school, but does not need to be an alumni) who has directly impacted or helped forward, change, or influence business education at the institution

  • Briefly summarize the work your nominee has done to directly impact, or help forward, change, or influence business education at your institution (required question, 250 word limit)
  • Provide at least one specific example of how the nominee influenced the delivery of business education at your institution (required question, 250 word limit)
  • You may provide one additional example of how your nominee has impacted or shaped the way business education is delivered at your school (not required)

We nominated a leader for the previous challenges but they were not selected as an honoree. Can we nominate them again?  

Yes, if you previously nominated a leader but they were not selected as an honoree, you may nominate them again.

We nominated a leader for the previous challenges and they were selected as an honoree. Can we nominate them again?

Leaders who have previously been selected as honorees may not be nominated again.

There are three categories for nomination. Can we nominate the same person across multiple categories?

If the leader has demonstrated exceptional commitment in more than one category, you may nominate them for multiple categories. However, each category requires different information, so nominations cannot simply be copied across multiple categories.

No more than two (2) nominations from one institution (regardless of categories chosen) will be accepted.

How many honorees will be selected from each school?

Only one (1) honoree would be selected from a nominating school.

Once I start the nomination form, will I be able to save it and return to it at a later time?

Yes! The online platform enables you to save your work and return at a later time. Your nomination is not considered complete until you click the ‘Confirm and Submit’ button.

All nominations must be completed AND submitted by midnight EST on October 6, 2017. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

How will AACSB use the information I provide about our Influential Leader?

Content will be used by AACSB in future marketing and communications efforts across multiple channels, including print, web, and social media. Selected institutions will be encouraged to share and promote their honored leader via social media and other channels, using appropriate AACSB tags.

Will AACSB be contacting the nominee at any point during the Challenge?

Any and all communication with the nominee (and/or honoree) will be conducted through the institution. AACSB will not directly contact the nominee (whether they were selected as an honoree or not).