AACSB 2018 Business School Data Guide

This annual guide features b-school data such as program trends, faculty and student demographics, business school finances, characteristics of deans, and more.
2018 AACSB Business School Data Guide

We are pleased to share the 2018 Business School Data Guide, which has been updated with more in-depth data presentations than previously available. Many of these data have not been shared in previous editions of the guide, and those that were shared have been expanded in many cases, with special attention paid to highlighting the wide variability of AACSB’s diverse membership.

Additionally, you’ll find that this year’s Salary Survey data is now aligned with the other data sources in the 2016–17 survey cycle year (such as the 2016–17 Business School Questionnaire). In prior versions of the guide, the Salary Survey’s release year was one year ahead of other AACSB surveys. Please note that for 2017–18 and beyond, the Salary Survey will be referred to as the Staff Compensation and Demographics Survey, following an expansive revision of that survey form aligned with its 50th anniversary.

If you are associated with an AACSB member school, we encourage you to visit aacsb. edu/datadirect. Within DataDirect, all members will find complimentary access to a variety of AACSB resources, including the complete Innovations That Inspire collection, benchmarking access for the Collaborations Survey, summaries of numerous AACSB data reports, past publications of the Business School Data Guide, and much more.

If your school has participated in the most recent years’ surveys, you will also have the opportunity to access the benchmarking tools for nearly all of the data within this guide, customizing it with your own set of schools and filters. For more information on how you can access the data for benchmarking, visit aacsb.edu/datadirect to get started.

The data shared within this guide, and available within DataDirect, were provided by AACSB’s global membership, through annual surveys that span many functions of the business school. In some cases, the data may not be reflective of the overall higher education environment.

If you have questions regarding any of the data shared within the Data Guide, please contact us at research@aacsb.edu.