Business Accreditation Policy Committee (BAPC)


The Business Accreditation Policy Committee (BAPC) fulfills seven primary roles:
  • Determines policies, processes and practices specific to business accreditation not otherwise designated in the Policy Governance Manual;
  • Engages thought leaders from the Innovation Committee and the Business Practices Advisory Council in advancing accreditation;
  • Recommends changes in the Business Accreditation Standards to the Board;
  • Authorizes changes in the business eligibility criteria, Accreditation Standards interpretive material, and accreditation processes related to accreditation and quality assurance services;
  • annually reviews the accreditation complaint log;
  • coordinates the work of the business accreditation operating committees (Continuous Improvement Review Committee, Accounting Accreditation Committee and Initial Accreditation Committee); and
  • works with the Accounting Accreditation Policy Committee (AAPC) to ensure that both BAPC and AAPC activities and policies are coordinated, synergistic, and consistent.
  • Structure

    BAPC consists of up to 15 members and is composed of the following individuals:
  • BAPC Chair position is held by the Immediate Past Board Chair, or in the event the Immediate Past Board Chair is unable to serve, the person designated by the current Board Chair and endorsed by the Board of Directors
  • AACSB Board Chair, who serves as BAPC Vice Chair
  • AACSB Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect
  • Chair and Vice Chairs of the Initial Accreditation Committee
  • Chair and Vice Chair of the Continuous Improvement Review Committee
  • Chair and Vice Chair of the Accounting Accreditation Policy Committee
  • Additional members appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made)
  • Chair

    Linda U. Hadley, Columbus State University

    Vice Chair

    Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management


    Mac Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Bruce Behn, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Irineu G.N. Gianesi, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
    Faye Gilbert, University of Maine
    Tracey Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
    Mark Higgins, Saint Louis University
    Nitham Hindi, Qatar University
    Susan Lehrman, Rowan University
    Peter Lindstrom, University of St. Gallen
    Joyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University
    Steef van de Velde, Rotterdam University
    Yugang Yu, University of Science and Technology of China

    Ex Officio

    Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, ([email protected])

    Staff Liaison

    Suzanne Mintz ([email protected])
    Stephanie Bryant ([email protected])