Global Accreditation Conference

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Global Accreditation Conference

September 27–30, 2021

Global Accreditation Conference

September 22–25, 2020 | Virtual Conference

One of AACSB’s largest conferences, the Global Accreditation Conference addressed important issues affecting business schools including technology, faculty models, research impact, globalization, and accountability, in the context of accreditation and through a contemporary lens. More than 50 sessions and networking community meetings allowed more than 700 business school leaders to connect on today's most relevant topics. 

Learn more about the topics and takeaways from the 2020 Global Accreditation Conference on the AACSB blog: Implementing New Standards in a Virtual World. Looking for conference materials, or to connect with fellow attendees? Visit the Global Accreditation Conference Exchange Community to share resources and continue networking. 


 Global Accreditation Conference Highlights

Keynote II: The Art of Principles-Based Standards

Do you have a plan to successfully transition your business school, faculty, and students to the 2020 business accreditation standards? Get an overview of the transition process and share examples of what changes schools are currently making in response to the standards during this interactive session.


  • Geoff Perry, Executive Vice President and Chief AP Officer, AACSB International
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
  • Nancy A. Bagranoff, University Professor at the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
  • Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting
  • Responsible Management Affinity Group Meeting
  • Associate Deans Affinity Group Meeting
  • New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group Meeting
  • Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Meeting
  • Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group Meeting
  • Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group Meeting
  • Small Schools Network Affinity Group Meeting

Speed Networking

  • Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know fellow conference attendees! Simply enter the speed networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to three minutes, using video and audio.

1-1 Meeting Rooms

  • In addition to direct messaging, you can set up private one-on-one calls utilizing audio and video features with fellow conference attendees. This is an opportunity to strengthen your connection with fellow conference attendees.

Live Networking With Exhibitors

  • Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with exhibitors as they showcase innovative solutions and the latest products and services in business education. Engage with exhibitors and earn points for a chance at different prizes at the conclusion of the conference.

Virtual Coffee Chat

  • Before the concurrent sessions begin, connect informally with other conference attendees, and share the latest book, podcast, movie, or even best practices for working remotely. Feel free to connect with peers and start a conversation during these 25 minute gatherings.
  • Strategies for Planning and Executing an Effective Virtual Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) Visit
  • Continuous Improvement Review Accreditation Visit Q&A Session
  • Online Portfolios and Accreditation
  • Membership and Quality Assurance Information Session
  • Initial Accreditation Q&A Session
  • iSER Preparation: How to Get Through the iSER
  • MyAccreditation Session
  • Faculty Development & Qualifications
  • Scope & Partnerships Under the 2020 Standards
  • Making an Impact / Standard 9
  • Follow-up: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect
  • Mission Driven
  • AoL and Delivery
  • Keynote II: An Update on the State of Reimagining Accreditation and Transition Planning



Deans, associate and assistant deans, accreditation coordinators, department chairs, and faculty, as well as those interested in pursuing AACSB Accreditation and those with initial accreditation or continuous improvement review visits coming up in the next few years.

"A helpful overview of the 2020 standards and a lovely way to meet a wide range of participants from across the world and share experiences. Being virtual almost made it easier to engage and in particular post live chat questions. Well done to all involved!"

—Catherine Court, Faculty Manager, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, 2020 AACSB Virtual Conference Attendee

"The Global Accreditation Conference is one of AACSB's best events! It is a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, learn best practices from sister schools, and learn more about accreditation and assurance of learning. A must attend conference for every AACSB accredited and member school!"

—Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, Assistant Director of Operations, Assessment and Accreditation, Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University




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