Teaching Business with a Non-AASCB Accredited Degree.

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by kelechi, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. kelechi

    kelechi New Member

    Hey guys, is it possible for a school with AASCB Business accreditation( http://www.aacsb.edu/) to hire an individual with a non-AASCB Business degree to teach in their Business department? A friend told me that most schools with AASCB Business accreditation are very selective in their hiring of Business adjuncts especially if those are not from an AASCB accredited institution. Does anyone have any experience to share?
  2. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck

    Short answer is yes. Your resume and other factors (willingness to take classes on short notice, odd hours, etc...) will need to offset the lack of AACSB accredited degrees. Pick a field with a shortage of instructors.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    So the true and correct short answer is: Maybe, if you're willing to be treated like a second-class citizen, a bastard at a family reunion, the McDonald's fry cook of academia, or whatever.
  4. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck


    I don't have an AACSB accredited MBA but the school is well established and is one of the oldest in the state. I've had no problem with acceptance at any school and have never been treated unfairly.

    But I was realistic when I attained the degree on what my future expectations for its utility would be in both academia and the job market.

    The reality is that in any sector if you want to be accepted as a peer then you should have a resume that is reflective of those you want work with and allows for some trade offs. If your academic history is not of the same standard then ensure that your other areas make up the difference. The easiest manner to accomplish the offset is to pick a field that has a shortage.

    None of us should be unrealistic in our expectations of what any degree will do on an individual basis. All of us should expect to pay the requisite dues to participate in any field. If an individual wants to teach at any university then the individual should anticipate fulfilling the requirements of the university or finding the appropriate waiver mechanism for his/her unique circumstances.

    And yes, the true and correct answer is "maybe". I know that an individual will not get 100% of the jobs for which he/she does not apply.

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