Annual Accreditation Conference

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Annual Accreditation Conference

September 24–26, 2017 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Featured Speaker

Jeff Selingo

Jeffrey Selingo, Best-selling Author & Columnist, The Washington Post

Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His latest book, There Is Life After College, explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow. A regular contributor to the Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education.


2017 AAC By The NumbersOne of AACSB’s largest conferences, the Annual Accreditation Conference addresses important issues affecting business schools, such as faculty engagement, aligning impact with mission, and assessment. Sessions are designed to help schools of all sizes leverage accreditation to engage practice, innovate with programs, and create measurable impact while also facilitating networking and collaboration. Whether your school is involved with ongoing continuous improvement or is just beginning to explore AACSB Accreditation, the Annual Accreditation Conference meets the needs of you and your accreditation team. Gather insights from initial reviews with respect to the impact of research and other business school initiatives. Discover how accreditation processes and tools have been improved to add greater value for schools in the pre-, initial, and continuous review accreditation stages.

Pittsburgh. Mighty. Beautiful.

A vibrant, mid-sized city with the feel of a small town, the strength of Pittsburgh lies in the friendliness of its people and the beauty of its landscape. A 90-minute flight for 70% of North America's population, a six-hour drive from nine states, Washington D.C. and parts of Canada, and consistent shuttle, bus, taxi and ride-share services make Pittsburgh easy to get to. Upon arrival, you're greeted with scenic views, award-winning restaurants, thriving entertainment, a vibrant cultural district, elite sporting events and so much more.


 Who Should Attend

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.


What Others Have Said

"The Annual Accreditation Conference offers the best learning experience out of all the conferences I've been to, this being the information is practical, do-able and straight to the point. I'd recommend anyone if not everyone to attend."

—Diane Hsieh, Accreditation Manager, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

"One of the most essential AACSB experiences! I always learn new things and the opportunity to network both in and out of sessions is outstanding!"

—Rick Franza, Senior Associate Dean, Kennesaw State University


Conference Chair

Caryn Beck-Dudley
Dean, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business


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Event Contact

For more information, contact Kaya Jill, Manager, Conferences at kaya.jill@aacsb.edu.