International Conference and Annual Meeting

April 6–9, 2021 | Virtual Conference

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Adam Grant; Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

Leading a Business School in an Age of Anxiety, Political Activism, and Social Media

Jonathan Haidt; Stern School of Business, New York University

Agenda

This agenda is developed for a global audience.

We recommend that you scroll through the full agenda to view all available session times. All conference sessions and times are subject to change – check back regularly for the latest schedule. Sessions will be recorded and available to attendees after the conference.

*Offered multiple times

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Monday, April 5, 2021

09:15 p.m.–09:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Welcome*

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International.

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

09:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Schools Sharing Experiences of Going Through 2020 Standards*Track: Connect for Quality

Hear from the first schools going through the 2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards. Presenters will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Speaker(s):
  • David Sprott, Dean, University of Wyoming
  • Fikremaria Boghossian, Dean, Morgan State University
  • Michael Frenkel, Associate Dean, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

10:30 p.m.–10:50 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Coffee Chat: Lessons Learned From Covid

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and engage in facilitated discussion around lessons learned from Covid.

11:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Accreditation Q&A CIR Virtual Visit

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB has offered CIR schools with upcoming visits the option to conduct their visit virtually. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you.

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Memon, AACSB, AACSB International
  • Edward J. Snape, Dean and Chair Professor, Management, Hong Kong Baptist University

Accreditation Q&A: Initial*

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.

Speaker(s):
  • Geoff Perry, EVP and Chief Officer, Asia Pacific, AACSB International
  • Barry Burgan, Deputy Dean, Bond University
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

12:00 a.m.–12:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Asia Pacific Regional Network

As business schools in the Asia Pacific region adjust to the challenges and evolving to a virtual environment, networking and linking with peer schools in the Asia Pacific region is becoming even more critical. In this session, key presenters will share how schools in Asian countries are developing the new educational system and continue to enhance their education platform in preparation of post-Covid19.

08:00 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

European Regional Network

Topics:
1) Thought Leadership, Engagement, and Societal Impact
* Standard 8: Impact of Scholarship
* Standard 9: Engagement and Social Impact Approaches to cultivating, capturing and representing the impact of business schools.
2) Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Academic Mobility and Internationalization.

09:00 a.m.–09:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

African Regional Network

Do we need more African-focused research and case studies to solve African problems or are we on track? You are invited to engage with your fellow AACSB African Business Schools on your challenges and potential solutions.


New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group

The pandemic has accelerated changes in business education. It seems like every way we turn, new competitors are emerging. This interactive session will provide an opportunity for audience engagement as we explore how competition is changing internally (partners that share revenue) and externally (new entrants) to our organizations and how schools are adapting.

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Online Learning Affinity Group

The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on topics of student engagement in synchronous, asynchronous, and mixed modality courses, balancing perceptions of academic freedom and quality assurance in online courses and programs, and lessons learned from COVID.

11:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group

A panel of business students will discuss what issues of diversity, equity and inclusion look like from their perspective and how business schools can create more inclusive environments.


Latin America and Caribbean Network Meeting

This session will focus on the opportunities and challenges for the Latin American & Caribbean business schools considering the implementation of the AACSB 2020 business accreditation standards as new areas are included such as societal impact and thought leadership. The presenters will briefly provide their perspectives on the topic and participants will join for an interactive Q&A to keep advancing in a collective agenda for the Latin American region.


Small Schools Network Affinity Group

The pandemic has done a number on our ability to network, yet we know the importance of networking. Yes, while we meet virtually, it’s hard to get to actually KNOW something about the individual on the screen. And we’re done! We miss the connections made during face-to-face interactions. Join us for this interactive session where we will actually talk with each other in breakout rooms about work, yes, but also about ourselves!

12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Welcome*

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International.

Speaker(s):
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

12:30 p.m.–01:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote I: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know*

The past year has led us to rethink fundamental assumptions—where to work, how to manage remote culture and collaboration, whether to reimagine our strategy and our products or services. Yet too many leaders and employees are reacting to events instead of proactively looking for opportunities to think again. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant has spent the past decade studying this problem and he finds that the very skills that make us good at thinking and learning can make us worse at rethinking and unlearning. Adam examines how we can update our own opinions, open other people’s minds, and build a learning organization in which people know what they don’t know and are eager to improve on the status quo.

Speaker(s):
  • Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist, University of Pennsylvania

01:30 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote I Follow-Up Discussion

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussion around Keynote I.

02:00 p.m.–02:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

02:20 p.m.–02:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio

02:30 p.m.–03:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Innovative Business Education, Applied to Healthcare & Racial Equity*Track: Connect for Impact

In this session, presenters will examine a recent case study with Children's National Hospital, to see how students and firms can both benefit from the consulting format. The project lasted three weeks and addressed racial equity in healthcare, given COVID-19 and other factors in the District of Columbia. The goal of the session is to open a window into MBB-level consulting and its untapped potential for teaching students, regardless of their field of study practical skills, quickly. With a top-tier Project Lead assuming the role of teacher and manager, we find students can demonstrate their real capacity for problem solving and analysis, as well as the professionalism and communication skills.  The project's great success demonstrates how students and institutions might structure their own research projects to maximize learning and social impact – especially on such a vital topic as racial equity in healthcare.

Speaker(s):
  • J.P. Toste, Managing Director, The Beacon Fellowship
  • Laura Cermak, Associate, The Beacon Fellowship
  • Chaya T. Merrill, Director of the Child Health Data Lab, Children's National Health System

Schools Sharing Experiences of Going Through 2020 Standards*Track: Connect for Quality

Hear from the first schools going through the 2020 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards. Presenters will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Speaker(s):
  • David Sprott, Dean, University of Wyoming
  • Fikremaria Boghossian, Dean, Morgan State University
  • Michael Frenkel, Associate Dean, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

03:35 p.m.–03:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

FactSet: Access to the World of Finance Without Limits

Industry Session

With a growing emphasis on technology in the learning environment, FactSet helps bring a real-world experience into your classrooms and trading labs. Our academic package provides professors, faculty, and students with unlimited onsite and remote access to the same data and analytical tools used by global investment professionals for more than 40 years. Join us for a preview of our fully customizable, easy-to-use academic solution!

Speaker(s):
  • Colleen Avallone, Academic Sales Specialist, FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

04:00 p.m.–04:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Innovations That Inspire Recognition and Panel Discussion*

An annual initiative, the Innovations That Inspire challenge recognizes institutions from around the world serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Now in its sixth year, the 2021 Innovations That Inspire seeks to highlight business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact.

08:30 p.m.–09:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Keynote I: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know*

The past year has led us to rethink fundamental assumptions—where to work, how to manage remote culture and collaboration, whether to reimagine our strategy and our products or services. Yet too many leaders and employees are reacting to events instead of proactively looking for opportunities to think again. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant has spent the past decade studying this problem and he finds that the very skills that make us good at thinking and learning can make us worse at rethinking and unlearning. Adam examines how we can update our own opinions, open other people’s minds, and build a learning organization in which people know what they don’t know and are eager to improve on the status quo.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist, University of Pennsylvania

09:35 p.m.–09:55 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exploring Macrotrends*

The presenter will share results from the AACSB quick take surveys: what is happening in program portfolios, faculty and staff count changes, and what impact has crises had on hiring job market.

Speaker(s):
  • Elliot Davis, Researcher, AACSB International

10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Innovative Business Education, Applied to Healthcare & Racial Equity*Track: Connect for Impact

In this session, presenters will examine a recent case study with Children's National Hospital, to see how students and firms can both benefit from the consulting format. The project lasted three weeks and addressed racial equity in healthcare, given COVID-19 and other factors in the District of Columbia. The goal of the session is to open a window into MBB-level consulting and its untapped potential for teaching students, regardless of their field of study practical skills, quickly. With a top-tier Project Lead assuming the role of teacher and manager, we find students can demonstrate their real capacity for problem solving and analysis, as well as the professionalism and communication skills.  The project's great success demonstrates how students and institutions might structure their own research projects to maximize learning and social impact – especially on such a vital topic as racial equity in healthcare.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • J.P. Toste, Managing Director, The Beacon Fellowship
  • Chaya T. Merrill, Director of the Child Health Data Lab, Children's National Health System
  • Laura Cermak, Associate, The Beacon Fellowship

Redesigning the Future of Experiential Learning *Track: Connect for Student Success

Both Paul College and BIMTECH are creating unique partnerships to bridge the gap between curriculum and career. The Business in Practice program at Paul College partners with industry professionals to design and deliver hands-on, insider experiences. BIMTECH is partnering with universities, industry, and social outreach programs to engrain skills to assist in the development of ethical leaders with an entrepreneurial and global mind-set. Each program seeks to leverage the external business community to accelerate skill development, advance career readiness, and expand networks.

Speaker(s):
  • Neil B. Niman, Director, Business in Practice, University of New Hampshire
  • Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

11:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Innovations That Inspire Recognition and Panel Discussion*

An annual initiative, the Innovations That Inspire challenge recognizes institutions from around the world serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Now in its sixth year, the 2021 Innovations That Inspire seeks to highlight business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

07:00 a.m.–07:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Middle East and North Africa Regional Network

Schools from the MENA region will share experiences, practices and discuss how they (succeed) developed their entrepreneurship education portfolio. What are the main learnings for a better impact on students, corporates, and society at large?

08:00 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

MBA for Working Professionals Affinity Group

The pandemic has significantly disrupted nearly all traditional aspects of our Part-time MBA offerings, largely turning them into online programs. With vaccinations making their way through our population, schools now face the question of how to define their MBA for working professionals in what is being referred as “the next normal”.


Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about the McNair Scholars Program and learn more about the opportunities offered to Business Schools.


Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group

Panel Discussion Theme: Persistence and Resilience in Long Term Crisis

09:00 a.m.–09:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Innovations That Inspire Recognition and Panel Discussion*

An annual initiative, the Innovations That Inspire challenge recognizes institutions from around the world serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Now in its sixth year, the 2021 Innovations That Inspire seeks to highlight business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact.

09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Digital Transformation in Higher Education through BlockchainTrack: Connect for Innovation

With the rise in fintech hubs, bank techs, and tech giants, the businesses are a far cry from what it used to be only a decade ago. This has given rise to entrepreneurs who have alternative financing solutions using blockchain technology, thus impacting the industry. Digital disruptions and innovations are leading their way in the industry, but are the higher education institutions ready to push the norms and move benchmarks? Presenters will address the importance of latest technologies and discuss the impact of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and blockchain on higher education.

Speaker(s):
  • Asma Salman, Professor, Finance, American University in the Emirates
  • Andreas Park, Associate Professor, Finance, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

Educational Testing Service: Creating a Culture of Assessment

Industry Session

Building a culture of assessment and continuous development can help improve the effectiveness of your curriculum, enhance teaching and learning and foster quality and consistency throughout your program. Learn about the science and data behind the ETS® Major Field Tests and hear from two peer institutions that have effectively embedded the MFTs into the foundation of their programs.

Speaker(s):
  • Anna Hickey, Dean, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Michael Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, Bryant University
  • Christine MacKrell, Regional Sales Manager, Educational Testing Service

Evolving to Meet the Needs of Business Schools and LearnersTrack: Connect for Innovation

Business schools are no strangers to change. As student needs and preferences have evolved over the past few years, business schools have accommodated by — for example — increasing their specialized master’s, online and dual-degree programs. Recently, COVID-19 and calls for social justice have demanded further introspection and rapid transformation. And business schools have acted quickly to pivot their recruitment strategies, offer enhanced student support, and strengthen their diversity initiatives. In this presentation, presenter will share student trends culled from GRE test taker data and market research. He will discuss how these trends, coupled with the context of the current political and societal environment, can influence the education landscape.

Speaker(s):
  • Alberto Acereda, Executive Director, Global Higher Education, Educational Testing Service
  • Sue Oldham, Associate Dean, MBA Operations, Vanderbilt University
  • Sean O. Ferguson, Associate Dean, Asia School of Business
  • Sofia Lundberg, Dean and Rector, Umeå University

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo 1: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect*

Join us for an overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools.

Speaker(s):
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International

Innovations That Inspire Virtual Booth

Each year, AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire recognizes business schools serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Highlights in 2021 feature business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact by cultivating a position at the intersection of academia and practice, connecting with other disciplines, and driving innovation in higher education. Explore the variety of featured innovations and discuss their approaches and impacts with representatives from the featured schools in this virtual meet and greet. (note: featured innovations will be announced in late March)

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Leveraging Regional or National Accreditation for AACSB*Track: Connect for Quality

In this session we will draw upon experiences in UK and US schools, demonstrating how work undertaken for national and regional accreditation requirements, can be leveraged for AACSB accreditation. First, we will look at curriculum planning and assessment processes to demonstrate how efficiencies can be sought for Assurance of Learning by combining the requirements of regional accreditation with AACSB. Second, we will highlight how preparation undertaken for research planning can be used to aid with staff sufficiency requirements, and overall strategic planning. We will discuss both of these areas in the context of the latest AACSB standards, to show how the principles-based approach can be implemented in practice. Finally, we will discuss some of challenges schools might face with AoL and staff sufficiency.

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony Devine, Director of Accreditation, Northumbria University
  • Mark M. Higgins, Professor of Accounting, Saint Louis University

Teaching and Learning Innovations Born of COVID: What’s Here to Stay*Track: Connect for Innovation

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools all over the world were forced to quickly pivot to online delivery for nearly all of their courses. This situation forced institutions to be more creative and innovate. What happens when we “return to near-normal”? Which innovations will stick? This session will demonstrate a few solutions that are here to stay. Presenters welcome participants to share their innovations and thoughts by joining on video or sharing in the chat.

Speaker(s):
  • Joseph G. Stephens, Sr. Assistant Dean, Working Professional and Executive MBA Programs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

The Impact of Covid-19 on Individuals’ PerspectivesTrack: Connect for Impact

At ICAM 2020, we focused on the ‘inflection point’ for organisations in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Since then, much has been said and written about the lessons learned within organisations and how this might impact industries (including higher education).  However, very little attention has been given to the concept of changes in individuals’ perspectives.  How have our perspectives changed as individuals?  What impact might these changes have for the leaders of organisations as we plan towards a “return to work”?  Presenters will share the results of a survey undertaken in Q1 2021 and explore some initial responses to these questions. Participant contributions to the conversation will be welcomed during the session.

Speaker(s):
  • Joanne Powell, Senior Advisor, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean and Director, Quality, Strategy and International, Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Joan Baker, Leadership Consultant, QED: The Accreditation Experts
  • Jeanette Lemmergaard, Head, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark

12:00 p.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wiley Education Services: By the Numbers – An Analysis of the US Online MBA Market

Industry Session

Join Wiley Education Services’ David Capranos, Director of Market Strategy and Research, as he explores the US online MBA market through examining in-depth pricing analysis, program features, and survey data. Learn more about a number of factors including pricing by sector (for-profit, public, private), common and emerging degree concentrations, admissions and completion criteria, and student preferences related to online MBA programs.

Speaker(s):
  • David Capranos, Director of Market Strategy and Research, Wiley

12:20 p.m.–12:40 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

12:45 p.m.–01:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote II: Leading a Business School in an Age of Anxiety, Political Activism, and Social Media*

Business schools prepare students for leadership roles in a very difficult and rapidly changing time. Employee activism has increased in many countries, interacting with the nearly universal spread of social media, on top of the sudden changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this talk, Jonathan Haidt will present a brief overview of how moral and social psychology can help leaders lead in this difficult time, with special attention to the challenges of conversation across lines of division. He will then apply this approach to the leadership of business schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor, Ethical Leadership at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

01:45 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote II Follow-Up Discussion

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and continue discussion around Keynote II.

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Accreditation Q&A CIR Virtual Visit

In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, AACSB has offered CIR schools with upcoming visits the option to conduct their visit virtually. If you fall into this category and are wondering how you can facilitate a smooth and productive virtual visit, this session is for you.

Speaker(s):
  • Suzanne Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Strategy and Policy, AACSB International
  • Faye W. Gilbert, Dean, University of Maine

Accreditation Q&A: Initial*

If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.

Speaker(s):
  • Maria Baltar, Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation, AACSB International
  • Nitham M. Hindi, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Qatar University

03:15 p.m.–03:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exploring Macrotrends*

The presenter will share results from the AACSB quick take surveys: what is happening in program portfolios, faculty and staff count changes, and what impact has crises had on hiring job market.

Speaker(s):
  • Elliot Davis, Researcher, AACSB International

03:45 p.m.–04:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Leveraging Regional or National Accreditation for AACSB*Track: Connect for Quality

In this session we will draw upon experiences in UK and US schools, demonstrating how work undertaken for national and regional accreditation requirements, can be leveraged for AACSB accreditation. First, we will look at curriculum planning and assessment processes to demonstrate how efficiencies can be sought for Assurance of Learning by combining the requirements of regional accreditation with AACSB. Second, we will highlight how preparation undertaken for research planning can be used to aid with staff sufficiency requirements, and overall strategic planning. We will discuss both of these areas in the context of the latest AACSB standards, to show how the principles-based approach can be implemented in practice. Finally, we will discuss some of challenges schools might face with AoL and staff sufficiency.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with Mark M. Higgins.

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony Devine, Director of Accreditation, Northumbria University
  • Mark M. Higgins, Professor of Accounting, Saint Louis University

Redesigning the Future of Experiential Learning*Track: Connect for Student Success

Both Paul College and BIMTECH are creating unique partnerships to bridge the gap between curriculum and career. The Business in Practice program at Paul College partners with industry professionals to design and deliver hands-on, insider experiences. BIMTECH is partnering with universities, industry, and social outreach programs to engrain skills to assist in the development of ethical leaders with an entrepreneurial and global mind-set. Each program seeks to leverage the external business community to accelerate skill development, advance career readiness, and expand networks.

Speaker(s):
  • Neil B. Niman, Director, Business in Practice, University of New Hampshire
  • Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business: The Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Program

Industry Session

The SURE™ Program maximizes experiential learning by assigning each student small business clients from the community and connecting each student to multiple mentors from industry. Dr. Saleha Khumawala will discuss how they built this program, cultivating these large external stakeholder communities through outreach and strategic partnerships. Khumawala will also discuss how they transitioned the entire program—including the 200+ external stakeholders involved each semester—completely online in 2020.

Speaker(s):
  • Saleha Khumawala, Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting and Founding Director of SURE, University of Houston

08:00 p.m.–09:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Town Hall & Officers’ Remarks*

Officers of AACSB International will provide reports to the membership, with president and CEO Caryn L. Beck-Dudley updating members on the organization’s strategic initiatives, Linda U. Hadley presenting the Chair’s Annual Address, and board vice chair-chair elect Jikyeong Kang sharing the vision for business education.

09:00 p.m.–09:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wellness Break: Meditation + Mindfulness = Good for the Soul with Ceasar Barajas

Mental wellbeing at work is a proven way to reduce burnout and increase productivity and job satisfaction. Participants will experience less stress, better sleep and a more optimistic outlook. By calming and focusing your mind, you’re able to live every moment to its fullest. Our teacher is a courageous and spiritual warrior. Ceasar is a 7-year US Navy Veteran who found meditation when he was experiencing anxiety. Meditation became the stabilizer for his personal and professional life. Rejuvenate and refresh. Breathe and alleviate anxiety. There are different types of breathing to support you throughout your day. Our experienced and soul-stirring teacher will move you to become the best version of yourself. Ceasar is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching meditation + mindfulness to their Summer Principals Academy.

09:15 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Keynote II: Leading a Business School in an Age of Anxiety, Political Activism, and Social Media*

Business schools prepare students for leadership roles in a very difficult and rapidly changing time. Employee activism has increased in many countries, interacting with the nearly universal spread of social media, on top of the sudden changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this talk, Jonathan Haidt will present a brief overview of how moral and social psychology can help leaders lead in this difficult time, with special attention to the challenges of conversation across lines of division. He will then apply this approach to the leadership of business schools.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor, Ethical Leadership at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

10:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

10:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Teaching and Learning Innovations Born of COVID: What’s Here to Stay*Track: Connect for Innovation

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools all over the world were forced to quickly pivot to online delivery for nearly all of their courses. This situation forced institutions to be more creative and innovate. What happens when we “return to near-normal”? Which innovations will stick? This session will demonstrate a few solutions that are here to stay.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with Keryn Chalmers.

Speaker(s):
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Joseph G. Stephens, Sr. Assistant Dean, Working Professional and Executive MBA Programs, The University of Texas at Austin

11:30 p.m.–11:40 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

A Broadway Affair with Terron Brooks

Terron Brooks is an accomplished singer/ songwriter/ actor/ author/ motivational speaker who has a passion for sharing his gift of music with the world.  Terron is a Broadway performer who has been seen as “Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King and “Seaweed” in Hairspray.  He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and The First Wives Club: The Musical.  Beyond Broadway his numerous accolades include performing with artists such as Stevie Wonder and Josh Groban, and touring with Phil Collins. Terron is a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor and is best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series The Temptations. The Los Angeles Times has described his voice as “smooth and soulful.” He is the star and co-creator of the new show The Soul of Broadway: Impossible Dreams and his new record is on all digital platforms. Terron will sing selections from the Broadway shows that he has performed in along with anecdotal stories of his time with the respective show to introduce each song.

11:45 p.m.–12:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Leveraging Regional or National Accreditation for AACSB*Track: Connect for Quality

In this session we will draw upon experiences in UK and US schools, demonstrating how work undertaken for national and regional accreditation requirements, can be leveraged for AACSB accreditation. First, we will look at curriculum planning and assessment processes to demonstrate how efficiencies can be sought for Assurance of Learning by combining the requirements of regional accreditation with AACSB. Second, we will highlight how preparation undertaken for research planning can be used to aid with staff sufficiency requirements, and overall strategic planning. We will discuss both of these areas in the context of the latest AACSB standards, to show how the principles-based approach can be implemented in practice. Finally, we will discuss some of challenges schools might face with AoL and staff sufficiency.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony Devine, Director of Accreditation, Northumbria University
  • Mark M. Higgins, Professor of Accounting, Saint Louis University
Thursday, April 8, 2021

08:00 a.m.–08:20 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo 2: Program Delivery Methods– Pre and Post COVID*

Join us as we utilize the DataDirect Benchmarking Tool to take a look at what program delivery types were common before and after COVID-19

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

Innovations That Inspire Virtual Booth

Each year, AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire recognizes business schools serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Highlights in 2021 feature business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact by cultivating a position at the intersection of academia and practice, connecting with other disciplines, and driving innovation in higher education. Explore the variety of featured innovations and discuss their approaches and impacts with representatives from the featured schools in this virtual meet and greet. (note: featured innovations will be announced in late March)

08:25 a.m.–08:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

BusinessCAS: Future-Proof Your Pipeline with BusinessCAS

Industry Session

While the average business school lost revenue last year, schools in the BusinessCAS community were able to grow financially. In this session, we'll discuss how joining the BusinessCAS community can help schools achieve their short and long-term strategic enrollment goals.

Speaker(s):
  • Robert Ruiz, Vice President, Strategic Enrollment, Liaison International

08:45 a.m.–08:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wellness Break: Meditation + Mindfulness = Good for the Soul with Ceasar Barajas

Mental wellbeing at work is a proven way to reduce burnout and increase productivity and job satisfaction. Participants will experience less stress, better sleep and a more optimistic outlook. By calming and focusing your mind, you’re able to live every moment to its fullest. Our teacher is a courageous and spiritual warrior. Ceasar is a 7-year US Navy Veteran who found meditation when he was experiencing anxiety. Meditation became the stabilizer for his personal and professional life. Rejuvenate and refresh. Breathe and alleviate anxiety. There are different types of breathing to support you throughout your day. Our experienced and soul-stirring teacher will move you to become the best version of yourself. Ceasar is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching meditation + mindfulness to their Summer Principals Academy.

09:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Resilient Teaching Models*Track: Connect for Student Success

During this session, presenters will share best practices and insights on how to build resilient methods of teaching, to deliver high-quality student experiences and measurable learning outcomes across all learning modalities: in-person, online, or blended, designed to be adaptable to fluctuating conditions and disruptions, and aligned to teach the skills students need to be employable in a workplace post Covid-19.

Speaker(s):
  • Delphine Manceau, Dean & Director General, NEOMA Business School
  • Charles Harry Fine, President and Dean, Asia School of Business

Solving Wicked Problems Through Partnerships*Track: Connect for Quality

This session will explore means through which business schools are attempting to address, and prepare their students to address, wicked problems by partnering across disciplines and multiple stakeholders as agents for social change and a force for good. Presenters will share examples from the Business School at the American University Dubai, Rhodes Business School South, Africa and ICN Business School, France which required coordinated and smart out-of-the box approaches, via partnerships or multi-stakeholder ecosystems, from every part of society across profit, non-profit, public and private organizations. This session aims to be a thought-provoking, energizing and exciting platform for new ideas.

Speaker(s):
  • Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean, Quality & Accreditations, ICN Business School
  • Assaad Farah, Dean, American University in Dubai

10:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Coffee Chat: Dealing with Burnout

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and engage in facilitated discussion around the topic of dealing with burnout.

Sponsored by Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

GMAC™: Enrolling the Incoming Class of 2021: Insights Into the Diverse Journeys of Prospective Students

Industry Session

The demand for graduate management education (GME) continues to accelerate as candidates signal a willingness to explore different paths to achieving their career goals. This session will share highlights of new GMAC research based on the mba.com Prospective Students Survey. It will also provide candidate insights into drivers of demand to inform future enrollment strategies. Attendees will have the ability to access the interactive survey tool after the session.

Speaker(s):
  • Rahul Choudaha, Director, Industry Insights & Research Communications, Graduate Management Admission Council™

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Town Hall & Officers’ Remarks*

Officers of AACSB International will provide reports to the membership, with president and CEO Caryn L. Beck-Dudley updating members on the organization’s strategic initiatives, Linda U. Hadley presenting the Chair’s Annual Address, and board vice chair-chair elect Jikyeong Kang sharing the vision for business education.

12:00 p.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

A Broadway Affair with Terron Brooks

Terron Brooks is an accomplished singer/ songwriter/ actor/ author/ motivational speaker who has a passion for sharing his gift of music with the world.  Terron is a Broadway performer who has been seen as “Simba” in Disney’s The Lion King and “Seaweed” in Hairspray.  He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and The First Wives Club: The Musical.  Beyond Broadway his numerous accolades include performing with artists such as Stevie Wonder and Josh Groban, and touring with Phil Collins. Terron is a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor and is best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series The Temptations. The Los Angeles Times has described his voice as “smooth and soulful.” He is the star and co-creator of the new show The Soul of Broadway: Impossible Dreams and his new record is on all digital platforms. Terron will sing selections from the Broadway shows that he has performed in along with anecdotal stories of his time with the respective show to introduce each song.

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

LIVE Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Building a Sense of Community Online*Track: Connect for Student Success

How do you keep students engaged in a virtual setting (especially during Covid)? Join us for an interactive conversation among panelists from business school leaders and a discussion with the audience. Our session will focus on how to enhance the value that your business school provides by using various managerial strategies, tactics and technologies to foster community. Our panelists will provide practical examples of how their schools found ways to foster a community amongst their students and share how others can try to do the same.

Speaker(s):
  • Nick Barniville, Director, MBA Programs, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
  • Bruce W. Weber, Dean, University of Delaware
  • Kathleen A. Farrell, Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Barry Burgan, Deputy Dean, Bond University

Re-imagining an Inclusive “Business of Future of Work” Education*Track: Connect for Innovation

Breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, nanotechnology, and quantum computing have fundamentally altered the way we live, work, and learn. As business and technology strategy become deeply intertwined, developing a tech-savvy business workforce is now imperative. The blending of technology and data expertise with human-centered skills like creativity, innovation, and collaboration is the necessary foundation for modern business decision making. In this session presenters we will highlight two innovative Northeastern initiatives, both of which prepare diverse learners to lead in the digital economy.

Speaker(s):
  • Raj Echambadi, Dean, Northeastern University
  • Faez Ahmed, Senior Director, Global Education, ServiceNow

The Shortage of Minority-focused Cases WorldwideTrack: Connect for Impact

There is a perception that there is shortage of minority-focused cases worldwide. Presenters will discuss best practices, and share what the landscape looks like in terms of the mix of cases, specifically on D&I issues.

Speaker(s):
  • John A. Elliott, Dean, University of Connecticut
  • Richard McCracken, Director, The Case Centre
  • Kellie McElhaney, Executive Director, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rachel Taliaferro, Acquisitions Editor, SAGE Publishing

02:00 p.m.–02:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Ivy Software: Tripling Enrollment Using Ivy Software’s Pre-Req Courses

Industry Session

This session discusses the prereq dilemma and how it was solved by one of Ivy’s customers. In addition, the effectiveness of Ivy software courses is reviewed as well as the remarkable tripling of MBA student enrollment by the customer using Ivy’s courses.

Speaker(s):
  • Robert Holt, President, Ivy Software, Inc.
  • Robert Howard, Instructor and MBA Coordinator, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Knack Tutoring: Scaling Academic Support & Employability for Business Students

Industry Session

Learn how the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business scaled personalized peer tutoring by creating career-building jobs for their top students through Knack.

Speaker(s):
  • Samyr Qureshi, Co-Founder & CEO, Knack Technologies, Inc.
  • Moez Limayem, Dean, University of South Florida

Peregrine Global Services: Using Assessment Data to Impact Quality

Industry Session

Assessment data is used to evaluate learning, see trends over time, and understand change. During this session, Peregrine Global Services will share our findings from the examination of over 10 years of assessment data and case studies. We will also offer best practices, benchmarking ideas, recommendations on promoting a quality culture within the higher education institution, and a path forward for continuous quality improvement.

Speaker(s):
  • Desiree Moore, Director of Marketing & Strategic Growth, Peregrine Global Services
  • William Parrott, Director of Business Development, Peregrine Global Services

03:20 p.m.–04:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Entrepreneurship Programs Affinity Group

The Entrepreneurship Programs Affinity Group consists of representatives from institutions that offer majors, minors, or concentrations in entrepreneurship, or have a dedicated entrepreneurship center, faculty-endowed position in entrepreneurship or sequence(s) of entrepreneurship courses within programs.


Responsible Management Education (RME) Affinity Group

The tri-sector mindset ignites impact by changing the way the world finds opportunities and solves problems. It includes analyzing 3 sectors (Private, Social, Public), identifying who has a connection with the problem, what are the self-interests, and what resources are available and how they can be repurposed. Learn how to use tri-sector innovation strategies to spark entrepreneurial thinking, unlocking significant economic value while creating sustainable social impact.

03:20 p.m.–04:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Teaching and Learning Innovations Born of COVID: What’s Here to Stay*Track: Connect for Innovation

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools all over the world were forced to quickly pivot to online delivery for nearly all of their courses. This situation forced institutions to be more creative and innovate. What happens when we “return to near-normal”? Which innovations will stick? This session will demonstrate a few solutions that are here to stay. Presenters welcome participants to share their innovations and thoughts by joining on video or sharing in the chat.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with Joe Stephens.

Speaker(s):
  • Joseph G. Stephens, Sr. Assistant Dean, Working Professional and Executive MBA Programs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Keryn Chalmers, Dean, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

09:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Resilient Teaching Models*Track: Connect for Student Success

During this session, presenters will share best practices and insights on how to build resilient methods of teaching, to deliver high-quality student experiences and measurable learning outcomes across all learning modalities: in-person, online, or blended, designed to be adaptable to fluctuating conditions and disruptions, and aligned to teach the skills students need to be employable in a workplace post Covid-19.

Speaker(s):
  • Delphine Manceau, Dean & Director General, NEOMA Business School
  • Charles Harry Fine, President and Dean, Asia School of Business

REBROADCAST: Solving Wicked Problems Through Partnerships*Track: Connect for Quality

This session will explore means through which business schools are attempting to address, and prepare their students to address, wicked problems by partnering across disciplines and multiple stakeholders as agents for social change and a force for good. Presenters will share examples from the Business School at the American University Dubai, Rhodes Business School South, Africa and ICN Business School, France which required coordinated and smart out-of-the box approaches, via partnerships or multi-stakeholder ecosystems, from every part of society across profit, non-profit, public and private organizations. This session aims to be a thought-provoking, energizing and exciting platform for new ideas.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • Sarah Vaughan, Associate Dean, Quality & Accreditations, ICN Business School
  • Assaad Farah, Dean, American University in Dubai

10:00 p.m.–10:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

10:15 p.m.–11:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

REBROADCAST: Building a Sense of Community Online*Track: Connect for Student Success

How do you keep students engaged in a virtual setting (especially during Covid)? Join us for an interactive conversation among panelists from business school leaders and a discussion with the audience. Our session will focus on how to enhance the value that your business school provides by using various managerial strategies, tactics and technologies to foster community. Our panelists will provide practical examples of how their schools found ways to foster a community amongst their students and share how others can try to do the same.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with Kathy Farrell.

Speaker(s):
  • Nick Barniville, Director, MBA Programs, ESMT European School of Management and Technology
  • Bruce W. Weber, Dean, University of Delaware
  • Kathleen A. Farrell, Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Barry Burgan, Deputy Dean, Bond University

REBROADCAST: Re-imagining an Inclusive “Business of Future of Work” Education*Track: Connect for Innovation

Breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, nanotechnology, and quantum computing have fundamentally altered the way we live, work, and learn. As business and technology strategy become deeply intertwined, developing a tech-savvy business workforce is now imperative. The blending of technology and data expertise with human-centered skills like creativity, innovation, and collaboration is the necessary foundation for modern business decision making. In this session presenters we will highlight two innovative Northeastern initiatives, both of which prepare diverse learners to lead in the digital economy.
This session will be rebroadcasted.

Speaker(s):
  • Raj Echambadi, Dean, Northeastern University
  • Faez Ahmed, Senior Director, Global Education, ServiceNow

11:20 p.m.–11:40 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo 1: Selecting and Finding Your School Peers in DataDirect*

Join us for an overview of how to use DataDirect to help you identify your peer and aspirant schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International
Friday, April 9, 2021

08:00 a.m.–09:00 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Barco: Digitizing Business School Education in 2020 and Beyond

Industry Session

Digitization is currently the most important concept in the running of the business school, according to brand-new research by AMBA & BGA, in association with Barco. Find out more relevant insights into how business school leaders are looking towards the new era of education technology: how have business schools' strategies shifted towards a digitally-driven approach; how are schools using technology and virtual classrooms in their strategy; and what does the future hold for business education and education technology? The presentation will be followed by a lively discussion about specific trends for the USA with John Copeland, Director of Sales at Barco.

Speaker(s):
  • Simone Hammer, Global Field Marketing Manager, Barco
  • John Copeland, Director of Sales, Education, Barco

Demonstrating Positive Societal Impact with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the SDG DashboardTrack: Connect for Impact

Presenters will demonstrate the SDG Dashboard, a new reporting and data analytics collaborative platform offered by the Haub School of Business. Aligning with the ICAM 2021 theme “Connect for Better”, the SDG Dashboard empowers business schools and universities to share their best practice impacts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Dashboard will be offered as one reporting platform to fulfill the new Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact. SDG Dashboard users from IBS-Moscow, RANEPA and Hanken School of Economics will share their schools’ overall strategies for SDG “integration and impact” supported by their SDG Dashboards. Session participants will be given an opportunity to dialogue about potential SDG engagement strategies at their schools and use of the SDG Dashboard for fulfilling Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact.

Speaker(s):
  • David Steingard, Associate Director, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph's University
  • Evgenia Pashkevich, Professor, Institute of Business Studies, Moscow
  • Nikodemus Solitander, Director, Corporate Responsibility Center, Hanken School of Economics

09:00 a.m.–09:10 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Speed Networking

Simply enter the Speed Networking area and you will be paired with another conference attendee and can meet for up to 3 minutes, using video and audio.

09:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Capsim Management Simulations: Turning Science and Practice Into Simulation-Based Experiential Learning

Industry Session

Discover how academic institutions and faculty leverage simulations as a vehicle to drive meaningful student development and engagement across the curriculum in both virtual and traditional learning contexts.

Speaker(s):
  • Akil Forbes, Account Manager, Capsim Management Simulations, Inc.®

CIBC International Student Pay: Simplifying International Payments

Industry Session

CIBC partners with academic institutions across the globe to streamline the international student experience by accepting and disbursing cross-border payments more efficiently. CIBC’s International Student Pay program is the only offering globally to improve FX rates for students while introducing new revenue streams for the academic institution.

Speaker(s):
  • Dan Sutin, , CIBC
  • Kim Bruce, , CIBC

The PhD Project: Changing Corporate Culture through Academe

Industry Session

Join us for a conversation on diversity and inclusion at the intersection of business and academe. Gain insights from a leading U.S. educator and business experts about the corporate response to the ongoing call for social justice, the impact of the social justice movement on business and business academe, and where these issues stand today.

Speaker(s):
  • Anthony Hood, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, First Horizon Bank
  • Sacha Thompson, Co Founder, The Equity Equation LLC
  • Carolynn Johnson, CEO, DiversityInc
  • Janet Stovall, Sr. Client Strategist, The NeuroLeadership Institute

10:20 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Ivy Software: Building an MBA Foundations Course for Credit

Industry Session

This session discusses the use of Ivy Software’s courses to create an MBA foundational course for credit. In this model, the program can guide students through the curriculum with little faculty and staff contact time using Ivy courses that include content and testing.

Speaker(s):
  • Ferebee Smith, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ivy Software, Inc.
  • Melissa Brode, Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Programs, University of West Florida

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Beta Gamma Sigma International Honoree: Business Schools as a Force for Good

The movement towards a better way of doing business for the benefit of people and the planet is gaining momentum. Explore with Jean Oelwang, Founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite, how business schools can play a key role by forging meaningful relationships and collaborations. Jean will be joined by Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Chair of The B Team and Co-founder of Imagine. Paul will delve into the opportunity for businesses to help eradicate poverty, inequality, and stem runaway climate change. Together, they will discuss business schools' role in leading the movement to re-imagine how the world does business.

Speaker(s):
  • Jean Oelwang, CEO & President, Virgin Unite

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Coffee Chat: Business Schools Making Positive Societal Impact

Meet and greet your colleagues on video and engage in facilitated discussion around the topic of b-schools making a positive societal impact.

Sponsored by BusinessCAS

12:15 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

INTERACTIVE SESSON: STANDARD 3Track: Connect for Quality

Join Stephanie Bryant, Chief Accreditation Officer, and AACSB accreditation staff liaisons for this informative and interactive session on the faculty qualifications component of 2020 Business Standard 3. Work in breakout groups to review samples of Table 3-1 and engage in guided discussions, tackle commonly asked questions and challenging scenarios, and gain insight on how to define your school’s discipline structure.

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International

02:00 p.m.–02:10 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wellness Break: Chair Yoga

Take a break! Join us for gentle breathing and stretching exercises that can be done right at your desk. During a time when so many of us are seated in front of our computers for long periods of time, incorporate these adapted yoga poses and stretches for a much-needed pause and stress reducer. Accessible to all levels and ages; no equipment or change of clothes needed!

02:15 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Creating a Risk Assessment & Mitigation PlanTrack: Connect for Quality

As a tool to identify events that impact an organization’s ability to achieve its strategic priorities, the plan should enable informed decision making. It is key to start with the strategic priorities to identify risk factors while keeping in mind macro environmental trends that influence both the likelihood and impact of each risk factor. Join this interactive conversation among two business school leaders regarding practical examples of how to create a risk assessment & mitigation plan as required by Standard 1.2 of the 2020 Business Accreditation Standards.

Speaker(s):
  • Jacob Chacko, Dean, Clayton State University
  • Kathleen A. Farrell, Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Mega Trend of ESG InvestingTrack: Connect for Innovation

ESG investing is taking the investment industry by storm. In 2020, Sustainable funds accounted for 24% of overall net flows into equity and fixed-income funds. At $51 billion, net flows more than doubled from 2019 and are nearly 10 times what they were in 2018. This session will cover the ‘what’ (evolution of ESG investing), the ‘why’ (Global megatrends, ESG risks, client demand), the ‘how’ (strategies for ESG investment) and the ‘who’ (companies, regulators) of the ESG investing Mega Trend. Presenters will discuss what this trend means for business schools, and how universities can build out opportunities for students to develop critical skills required for leadership roles within this growing industry.

Speaker(s):
  • Cristiano Zazzara, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Finance, New York University
  • Sakis Kotsantonis, CEO, Richmond Global Sciences

03:20 p.m.–03:40 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

DataDirect Demo 3: Program Admissions Yields

Join us as we utilize the DataDirect Benchmarking Tool to take a look at Admissions Yields (enrolled divided by admitted) and Percentage of Admitted (admitted divided by applicants) were common before and after COVID-19

Speaker(s):
  • Jeanine Romano, Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis, AACSB International
  • R. Colin Nelson, Senior Manager, Business Education Research and Data Services, AACSB International

Innovations That Inspire Virtual Booth

Each year, AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire recognizes business schools serving as champions of change in the business education landscape. Highlights in 2021 feature business school initiatives that are contributing to positive societal impact by cultivating a position at the intersection of academia and practice, connecting with other disciplines, and driving innovation in higher education. Explore the variety of featured innovations and discuss their approaches and impacts with representatives from the featured schools in this virtual meet and greet. (note: featured innovations will be announced in late March)

03:45 p.m.–04:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Concurrent Sessions
REBROADCAST: Demonstrating Positive Societal Impact with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the SDG DashboardTrack: Connect for Impact

Presenters will demonstrate the SDG Dashboard, a new reporting and data analytics collaborative platform offered by the Haub School of Business. Aligning with the ICAM 2021 theme “Connect for Better”, the SDG Dashboard empowers business schools and universities to share their best practice impacts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Dashboard will be offered as one reporting platform to fulfill the new Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact. SDG Dashboard users from IBS-Moscow, RANEPA and Hanken School of Economics will share their schools’ overall strategies for SDG “integration and impact” supported by their SDG Dashboards. Session participants will be given an opportunity to dialogue about potential SDG engagement strategies at their schools and use of the SDG Dashboard for fulfilling Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with David Steingard.

Speaker(s):
  • David Steingard, Associate Director, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph's University
  • Evgenia Pashkevich, Professor, Institute of Business Studies, Moscow
  • Nikodemus Solitander, Director, Corporate Responsibility Center, Hanken School of Economics

REBROADCAST: Digital Transformation in Higher Education through BlockchainTrack: Connect for Innovation

With the rise in fintech hubs, bank techs, and tech giants, the businesses are a far cry from what it used to be only a decade ago. This has given rise to entrepreneurs who have alternative financing solutions using blockchain technology, thus impacting the industry. Digital disruptions and innovations are leading their way in the industry, but are the higher education institutions ready to push the norms and move benchmarks? Presenters will address the importance of latest technologies and discuss the impact of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and blockchain on higher education.
This session will be rebroadcasted with live Q&A with Asma Salman.

Speaker(s):
  • Asma Salman, Professor, Finance, American University in the Emirates
  • Andreas Park, Associate Professor, Finance, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga