The 2017 Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific united business schools from around Asia Pacific and the world to explore how AACSB Accreditation serves as the foundation and provides the necessary framework for quality assurance and excellence at business schools in our diverse region.
At this year’s conference, three engaging plenary sessions evaluated the framework of accreditation, measuring and assessing impact, and exploring innovation for relevance for future employment of our students.
Plenary I: Three Pillars of Accreditation
Dipak C. Jain, Plenary Moderator, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University
The two schools in different phases of accreditation and in different countries within the Asia Pacific region discussed how their institution has incorporated the three pillars (innovation, engagement, and impact) to evaluate themselves in regard to AACSB standards, assess their strengths, and focus on areas for improvement.
Plenary II: Measuring Impact: An Asia Pacific Perspective
Phillip Dean Pardo, Professor of Accounting, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
In this session, the identification of impact in the Asia Pacific context was discussed and some tools are reviewed within the framework of the smaller institutions.
Plenary III: Student Employability—Innovating for Practical and Relevant Student Outcomes
Mark Uncles, Deputy Dean (Education), UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia
The future of employment is changing, leading to much speculation about how business schools should prepare their students for the workplace. Rather than talk at length about untried and untested trendy approaches, this plenary session focused on initiatives that have been put into practice. Using examples and case studies, lessons were drawn to show what works. Consideration was also given to the practical challenges involved in innovating for relevant student outcomes, highlighting some of the common pitfalls that need to be avoided or minimized.
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