New Public Communities: AACSB and the Data Cookbook


In their reporting duties, schools often have programmatic accreditors to whom they submit regular data, updates, and information. In order to make it easier to  submit data to accreditors, we recently added three major programmatic  accreditors’ definitions and specifications, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The AACSB data includes 48 definitions related to business and accounting education and 23 specifications. The specifications are divided according to business or accounting content. The specifications reflect four areas of AACSB concern: strategic management and innovation; students, faculty, and professional staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

We think programmatic accreditor definitions and specifications help our Data Cookbook schools with their reporting needs. The definitions increase the pool of definitions in the Public Community and can be used by anyone needing similar terms defined.  The specifications can help clients who submit data to the AACSB.

Have you had a chance to look at the AACSB definitions and specifications?  We would appreciate feedback about the layout, formatting, and helpfulness for your reporting needs.  Here is a link to the AACSB survey. Thank you for your feedback!


James E. Willis, III

IData Content Curator


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