Annual Accreditation Conference

Register by August 13 and Save 200 USD!

Annual Accreditation Conference

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Annual Accreditation Conference

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

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Register by August 13 and Save 200 USD!

One of AACSB’s largest conferences, the Annual Accreditation Conference addresses important issues affecting business schools, such as technology, faculty models, research impact, globalization, and accountability, in the context of accreditation and through a contemporary lens. Sessions are designed to help schools of all sizes leverage accreditation to engage practice, innovate with programs and business models, 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.


"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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