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AACSB International Overview

Tampa, FL (US)
51 to 200 employees
1916
Non-profit Organisation
Membership Organisations
$10 to $25 million (CAD) per year
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As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides ... Read more

Mission: We foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

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    I worked at AACSB International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Beautiful office location
    - Plentiful company social events
    - Newly re-branded and fresh company image

    Cons

    - Poor leadership and executive management
    - Toxic culture of deceit
    - Innovation by staff is punished versus rewarded
    - Product lines are very mature and outdated with no sign of growth
    - There is no reward system
    - Evaluations are based on opinions of selected individuals versus results of work
    - No new developments or ideas are ever implemented due to management's inability to make decisions and take risks, projects seem to circle around and around with no end in sight

    Advice to Management

    - Create a performance system that values innovation and performance
    - Create teams of innovators
    - Remove executives that stifle forward motion and focus on politics and personal gain

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AACSB International Photos

AACSB International photo of: Our New Brand Launch
AACSB International photo of: Our 2018 Above and Beyond Winners: Eddie Bronson and Bart Sullivan!
AACSB International photo of: 2018 holiday volunteering event at Metropolitan Ministries
AACSB International photo of: AACSB employees view the 2017 solar eclipse!
AACSB International photo of: Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
AACSB International photo of: October EARTH Council Fitness Challenge Winner!
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AACSB International Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AACSB International (Tampa, FL (US)).

    Interview

    Internal recruiter contacted me and encouraged me to apply. I did. The application consisted of an hours-long extensive questionnaire. RED FLAG #1. [I should have quit at this stage considering the ridiculous questions asked—inclusive of current salary—but stupid me]. The recruiter who encouraged me to apply then ghosted me. RED FLAG #2. I had to reinitiate contact some time later which resulted in the schedule of a video interview with “the team,” to use the recruiter’s words. When I logged into the interview, only the recruiter was present. Where’s “the team”? RED FLAG #3. Also, she could not have looked more bored if she tried. RED FLAG #4.

    The interview consisted of another barrage of ridiculous questions. Didn’t I already do this with the questionnaire? RED FLAG #5. After the rapid-fire session, the recruiter said she could address any questions regarding the job description and position and I was allowed to ask questions. Great! I had 5 questions. I asked the first three and did not bother asking the other two. The recruiter could not answer one of them. RED FLAG #6.

    Ultimately, I am uncertain theirs was a good faith search for an external candidate. Or a dog and pony show to say they could not find a suitable person externally, thus justifying going with an internal candidate who they had pegged for the job all along. Who knows?

    Additional Note: If you peruse this organization’s website, you will see page after page about how they are innovative and expect the business schools they bestow accreditation on to be innovative. Yet, there is nothing innovative about their hiring process. Almost everything I experienced in their hiring process screamed 1950’s. On their website there are even sections that address the gender pay gap. Yet, they ask candidates their pay history, which research shows is the single most effect way to perpetuate the pay gap. You would think someone in a business organization would do some business research and act accordingly. Their thinly veiled attempts at creating psychological profiles of candidates—the extensive application questionnaire and irrelevant-to-the-job/company questions—is also both a tired and a tiresome tactic from the 1990’s and 2000’s. To me, on paper, they seem to want good, dynamic people. After experiencing this hiring process, I feel they are really looking for sheep and automatons. Now none of it matters, for I will be moving on to companies that actually practice what they preach.

    Interview Questions

    • What is 1.5 + .75? [Seriously. That was an interview question. Nope, I wasn’t interviewing for a finance, accounting, or any other math-based role, not that that would have justified the question.]   Answer Question
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AACSB International Awards & Accolades

  • When Work Works Award, Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2014
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