International Student Recruitment and Mobility Trends for Business Schools: AACSB ICAM 2018

I chaired a session at ICAM AACSB conference in Hawaii on international student mobility and recruitment trends from leadership perspectives. The discussion was set in the context of new competition from ambitious institutions in Asia and Europe and unfavorable political climate for many American institutions.

Despite its challenges “in today’s turbulent climate, it’s more crucial than ever for business schools to pursue and promote globalization in their programs,” says Pankaj Ghemawat and Phillip Bastian in “(Anti)Globalization and Higher Education.”

This interactive session discussed shifting mobility trends and its implications for business schools, which are aiming to attract and enroll international students.
I highlighted the many traditional B-schools (Defenders) which have been attracting international students to English-speaking countries must reflect and assess how they are preparing to defend their enrollment goals in times of increasing competition from Challengers, Innovators and Adapters. Panelists shared the contexts of their B-schools and provided their approaches to manage international enrollment in a volatile and competitive environment.
  • Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
  • Idalene Kesner, Dean, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis

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