Deans Conference


The Future of Work

The 2015 Deans Conference will encourage attendees to focus on what lies ahead for management education while striving to address the realities of today. At this dynamic time in the history of higher education, we must ask ourselves what our institutions will look like in 10 years?  In 20 years?  How might the business education experience be different for future learners, and what obstacles stand in the way of this vision?  Simultaneously, we must consider the range of ways that effective management will serve our evolving society, in order to determine how we can better meet the needs of the business of the future. 

The continuous evolution of the global management education landscape requires a strategic leader that is able to guide the b-school through the right opportunities and challenges. In this task, the significance of a strong network of peers is crucial.

Unite with your colleagues at AACSB’s largest gathering of b-school deans, where more than 500 of your peers from 45 countries attended last year.  This is your chance to build and expand your network at the premier international forum exclusively for business school deans, while participating in a variety of thought-provoking sessions from top business leaders and educators.

Speakers at the Deans Conference represent a variety of unique perspectives from across the globe. Take part in conversations with topics vital to management education, and garner new ideas to implement at your institution.

Who Should Attend:

This event is exclusively for deans and heads of higher education business units (i.e., the highest academic authority or official of the entire business unit).

Conference Chair

Linda Livingstone
George Washington University School of Business
The George Washington University

Featured Testimonials:

This is the second time I have attended the AACSB Deans Conference. I have attended hundreds of conferences in my lifetime, with a career spanning more than 30 years. This is honestly one of the best conferences I have ever attended, in terms or organization, relevance and networking. It was a new great experience ... totally worth it. I definitely got an enormous quantity of new and fresh information and ideas which I could apply in the benefit of my school. I am looking forward for the next Deans Conference!

—Maria Eugenia Garcia de la Peña, Dean, UANL Facultad de Contaduría Pública y Administración, Mexico

The 2014 Deans Conference was one of the best ones I have attended. AACSB is providing true thought leadership to its membership by bringing in stellar speakers and facilitators to these conferences. The forum provided a great learning opportunity in addition to superb networking.

—Tanuja Singh, Dean and Professor of Marketing, Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

This was my first time to attend a conference of this nature. The networking opportunities presented by the conference were of immense benefit to a small and growing business school in a developing country like Zimbabwe. I will definitely not miss future conferences of this nature.

—Joseph Bemani, Dean of Faculty of Commerce, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Continuous Improvement Review Seminar

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 8:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
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This seminar examines your school's strategic management efforts based on a year-by-year overview of the continuous improvement review process, and demonstrates how the feedback you received from your continuous improvement review visit can prepare your business school for future visits.

Accreditation Volunteer Training
Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
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