Initial Accreditation Subcommittee Z

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The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) oversees the acceptance of eligibility applications, approves standard alignment plans, guides institutions in the implementation of the plans and oversees processes for initial business accreditation. The ultimate responsibility of the committee is to ensure consistency of standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed.


The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) consists of between thirty-two and forty members half of who serve on each of the Committee's two operating subcommittees. The subcommittees are responsible for dealing with the accreditation caseload and each are headed by a co-chair and co-vice-chair. Each subcommittee is expected to meet two times per year. Meetings are to be appropriately distributed to facilitate timely feedback to applicant schools so as to facilitate school progress through the accreditation process.


Robert Dixon, Durham University

Vice Chair

Peter Lindstrom, University of St. Gallen


Ingmar Björkman, Aalto University 
Thomas Cleff, Pforzheim University 
Owen Erekson, Texas Christian University 
Michael Ginzberg, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Jorge Haddock, University of Massachusetts Boston 
Mark Hirst, 
Boonchai Hongcharu, NIDA Business School 
Micheál Kelly, Wilfrid Laurier University 
John Kooti, Shippensburg University 
Stefanie Lenway, University of St. Thomas-Minnesota 
Gregory Mosier, University of Nevada, Reno 
Geoff Perry, Auckland University of Technology 
Vance Roley, University of Hawaii at Manoa 
Denise Rotondo, State University of New York at Geneseo 
Manola Sanchez, Adolfo Ibanez University 
Metka Tekavčič, University of Ljubljana 
Wilfred Zerbe, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Staff Liaison

Maria Baltar (