Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa

May 9-11, 2018 | London, England

Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa

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Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa

7–9 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria

The Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East, and Africa in Vienna provided a unique opportunity to learn and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards, offering insight into the latest trends in this regions. Attendees networked with peers, connected with experienced quality assurance managers, met with accreditation staff, and exchanged ideas and best practices with professionals from around the world.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: Aligning Impact With Mission

Session Presenters:

  • Heidi Maria le Sueur, Head of Accreditation, Academic Planning, and Quality Assurance, University of Stellenbosch Business School, University of Stellenbosch
  • Jasmina Selimovic, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, School of Economics and Business, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo

It is expected that a business school makes a difference—has an impact—in business and society. This session provided useful tools and ideas on how schools can conceptualize their mission statement into an impact assessment framework. Le Sueur and Selimovic delivered an overview of the approaches used to define and measure mission and impact at their institutions and how to implement the data capture and reporting process.

Plenary II: Faculty Qualifications and Engagement: Best Practices (Standard 15)

Session Presenters:
Julia Clarke, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law and Pro Vice Chancellor, Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University

This session created an opportunity for attendees to hear about different approaches to maintaining and strategically deploying participating and supporting faculty. Dean Clarke presented case studies of two very different institutions: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, focusing particularly on how faculty was engaged in the process.

Plenary III: Partnerships and Their Implications on Accreditation Olympia Mancini 2

Session Presenters:

  • Simon Mercado, U.K. Director, London Campus, ESCP Europe
  • Julie Perrin-Halot, Associate Dean and Director, Quality, Strategic Planning and Internationalization, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Collaborative provision is an important part of the business education landscape. Business schools are increasingly building collaborative provision into their portfolios, and these provisions are increasingly diverse in their format. This session explored the range of collaborative arrangements evident—from mobility to validation—and the challenges and opportunities that emerge from a quality assurance and accreditation perspective

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