We were invited to a plenary panel session to talk about AI in Business Education at the 2024 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting. The event was attended by more than 1,200 business education leaders across 60 countries.

Apr 16, 2024 4:30 PM
AACSB Conference
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

At the 2024 AACSB ICAM, joining a distinguished plenary panel alongside Asian Institute of Management President and Dean Jikyeong Kang, Dean Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Soumitra Dutta, C. T. Bauer College of Business (University of Houston) Dean Paul A. Pavlou to discuss AI in business education—whether it’s a threat or an opportunity—brought me back to 2018 ICAM in Hawaii. That year, Balaji Padmanabhan and I urged business schools to reimagine not just their curricula but all aspects of their operations and offerings in light of Data Science and AI (DSAI). At that time, fewer than 20% of top businesses saw AI’s significant impact.

Now, DSAI is indispensable, and the shift is evident. At AIM, we have integrated AI, sustainability, and ethics into everything we do, from teaching (all curricula have them embedded) to administration. This holistic approach equips our leaders to responsibly handle AI’s complexities.

As the educational landscape continues to evolve, it’s clear that we, as educators and business education leaders, must keep advancing our skills and deepening our insights into these transformative technologies. That way, we can better contribute to shaping policy and guiding the use of AI in education.

Erika Fille Legara
Aboitiz Chair in Data Science

My research interests include complexity science, network science, artificial intelligence, and computational social science.