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Do the MBA Lifecycle surveys meet the AACSB Assurance of Learning requirements?

Can MBA programs utilize MBA Lifecycle surveys for AACSB Assurance of Learning assessment?

While AACSB looks favorably on student surveys, they will not consider outcomes measured by surveys as a replacement to 'direct' measures of AOL which they consider a standard skills assessment instrument


Referencing AACSB Assurance of Learning documentation:


Schools may wish to continue or initiate indirect assessment measures such as alumni surveys, graduating student surveys, and/or employer surveys. Information from these indirect measures can complement the direct assessment processes, but they are not acceptable substitutes for direct assessment of learning.


We do include measures of professional development outcomes as rated by the students in our Exit and Alumni questionnaires which can drive internal continuous improvement regardless of meeting the AOL requirements.