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Thu, April 27, 2017

Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) Recognized by AACSB International for Leading the Way in Entrepreneurial Education

The Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge uncovers cutting-edge practices at the forefront of entrepreneurship in business education

April 27, 2017 — Today AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest global education network, recognized Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration for its commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders.

Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration is one of 35 business schools around the globe to earn this distinction.

In its inaugural year, AACSB’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge highlights AACSB-accredited schools that deliver innovative and creative best practices through a range of distinctive entrepreneurship programs, or through a variety of impactful center formats. Accredited schools were invited to submit one example of how they demonstrate a unique commitment to student learning, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills required to be successful in business—whether it’s in a startup or within a world-renowned corporation. Central to the challenge was uncovering schools’ unique approaches to engaging the business community, expanding the reach of education beyond the classroom and positively impacting society.

“Jack H. Brown College of Business is being recognized this year in AACSB’s Entrepreneurial Spotlight Challenge for its commitment to fostering in its students the creativity, problem solving, and innovative mindset required of future business leaders,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. “Core to AACSB’s mission is ensuring that the future of business education is built on innovative and cutting-edge thinking, exemplified by Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), which we are proud to showcase.”

As part of the selection process, the nominations were reviewed by a panel of corporate leaders from a variety of disciplines, including venture capital, consulting, and accounting. Core to the Collective Vision for the industry, AACSB supports the collaboration of business practice with business education. By integrating the perspectives of business professionals into the selection process, relevant impact could be identified.

A total of 120 nominations were submitted by AACSB-accredited schools across 34 countries, all of which highlighted unique approaches to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate students

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) is honored to be included in AACSB’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, and are proud to be recognized among a select group of 35 member institutions from 11 countries who have demonstrated how business schools can and should foster entrepreneurship in innovative ways. The recognition by AACSB is validation that our team of staff and faculty at IECE are delivering impactful and creative programs that support the entrepreneurial development of students and the community. To view the selected nominations, and to learn more about the review panel, visit http://www.aacsb.edu/esc.

About AACSB International

As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) 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 quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.