Microcredentials: Connecting Business Schools and Business Through Lifelong Learning

An AACSB Briefing Paper | August 2021 


As business schools strive to be hubs of lifelong learning, AACSB encourages schools to think innovatively about the types of learning experiences and resulting credentials they offer. Demand for continued skill development and relevancy should shape the various modes of delivery and program formats that schools make available to learners throughout their career lifecycles.

This briefing paper is intended to provide a high-level overview of microcredentials, their place within the lifelong learning and business education ecosystem, and the opportunities they can unleash for business schools in creating deeper connections with business.

For business schools to remain relevant within the lifelong learning space, they must embrace innovation in learning delivery, including leveraging microcredentials.