Influential Leaders FAQs
The nomination period has ended. Honorees will be announced in February 2020.
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 questions must we answer about our nominee?
- Briefly summarize how your nominee is using his/her business education to lead or innovate within their industry.
- Briefly summarize how your nominee is making a positive impact within their community or society.
- Provide one example of how your nominee is helping to educate and inspire future business leaders.
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?
No. Leaders who have previously been selected as honorees may not be nominated again.
How many nominations may I submit?
Each AACSB-accredited school may nominate one alumnus/alumna.
How many honorees will be selected from each school?
Only one honoree will 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 ‘Save and Finalize' button.
All nominations must be completed AND submitted by midnight EST on September 30, 2019. 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 platforms. 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).