In a rapidly globalizing environment and ever-changing world, business schools are providing more value than ever. At its 2017 Deans Conference, AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest global education network, unveiled 35 innovations that represent critical work being done by business schools to better their communities and society at large.

Fisher was honored for its diversity business engagement through its Business Resource Group Council. in partnership with multiple Columbus-based African-American business resource groups (BRGs), Fisher College of Business helped develop a regional BRG Council, designed to foster collaborations across the business community, mentorship programs with Ohio Sate University students, research partnerships with facutly and community outreach opportuntities.

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“With great pleasure, I am thrilled to recognize Fisher College of Business for its role in driving innovation in business education and fostering positive change in the areas of diversity and global economic prosperity,” said Tom R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB international. “Through meaningful ideas and increasing opportunities for engagement, Fisher has created a remarkable impact, to ensure a better and more connected world for many years to come.”

The second annual Innovations That Inspire initiative recognizes institutions serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. A total of 315 submissions were received across 33 countries, mirroring society’s growing global demands, as well as the critical need for strong, connected, and forward-thinking business schools. The initiative — and the impressive work it showcases — underscores the important role that innovation plays in achieving the industry-wide vision for business education, which AACSB unveiled in 2016.