The purpose of this research is to determine the extent to which AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Accredited Business Schools focus on preparing current and future leaders within the public and nonprofit sectors. To determine this information, a survey questionnaire recently was distributed to AACSB Accredited institutions in which they were asked a series of questions regarding programs and course offerings within the public and nonprofit areas. The main findings of this study indicated that ninety two (92%) of institutions offering coursework in the management of nonprofit organizations have seen a consistent, continuing and even an increased enrollment within their offerings. The results of this exploratory study also indicate that with the enormity of organizations holding nonprofit status and with the increased pressure for accountability for results within the public and nonprofit sectors, business schools must respond more fully to the challenge and need for educating managers for nonprofit organizations, particularly in the area of executive education.
Montana, Patrick J. and Petit, Francis
"Educating Executives for Managing Public and Non-Profit Organizations,"
Journal of Executive Education:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol8/iss1/2