Annual Accreditation Conference

Save the Date: September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, DC, USA

Annual Accreditation Conference

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

2017 AAC By The Numbers

The 2017 Annual Accreditation Conference took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and brought together schools of all sizes from around the world to explore how AACSB Accreditation serves as a foundation and framework for quality assurance and excellence in business schools globally.

Two plenary sessions provided the opportunity to delve deeper into the changing landscape of higher education and what business schools must teach to prepare students for the jobs of the future. This conference hosted a series concurrent sessions featuring best practices for navigating the accreditation process and successful approaches for driving engagement, innovation, and impact for schools of all sizes.

"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!"

Download Digital Journal—Rick Franza, Senior Associate Dean, Kennesaw State University


 Plenary Speakers

 Jeff Selingo  

Plenary I: 2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education

Jeff Selingo, Best-Selling Author and Washington Post Columnist

What changes are in store for higher education over the next decade? It’s a question being asked by college leaders, faculty members, policymakers, and of course, students and parents. Higher education is on the cusp of far-reaching changes over the next decade where technology is playing a larger role and students, parents, and educators alike are asking what colleges should teach and how learning should be measured in an era of shifting needs in the economy. Presenter Jeff Selingo draws on research from his bestselling book, College (Un)Bound, and his 2016 follow-up report in The Chronicle of Higher Education.







Plenary II: Teaching for the Jobs of the Future

  • Max S. Carrier, National Partner-in-Charge, eAudIT, KPMG Global Delivery Center and Audit Data & Analytics, KPMG LLP (U.S.)

  • Ellen J. Glazerman, Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, America’s Director of University Relations, Ernst & Young LLP

  • Michael Peters, Chair and Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accounting, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University

What skills will be required in the future workplace in light of the plethora of data, the disruption to many business models, and the new technologies that are necessary to navigate in this world? What do you need to start teaching today to prepare your students for their jobs tomorrow? Attendees of this session learned what their school needs to do to be ready.

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