Global Accreditation Conference

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Global Accreditation Conference

September 27–30, 2021

Global Accreditation Conference

September 27–30, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Engage with the best minds in business education, focused on quality improvement and creating positive outcomes for their learners and global stakeholders.

Through interactive discussions about resources, program models, collaborations, research, and global trends, discover how your peers are navigating change. Learn from the schools that have undergone initial and continuous review cycles under the 2020 standards. Discover key takeaways from the consultative accreditation process that have delivered value to your peers.

From developing a comprehensive strategy to managing faculty qualifications to leveraging financial resources, the Global Accreditation Conference engages participants in discussions about the key inputs needed for creating lasting impact in our communities and globally. Topics include:
  • Engagement and Societal Impact (Standard 9)
  • Microcredentials and Accreditation Expectations
  • Collaborative/Interdisciplinary/Co-Curricular Programs
  • Competency-based Education
  • Impact of Scholarship
  • Outcomes-based Faculty Qualifications
  • Strategic Planning

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.

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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