Accounting Accreditation Seminar (Americas)

March 3​ – 4​
Event Type
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Each day 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Less than 25 percent of AACSB-accredited schools have supplemental accounting accreditation. Join a cohort of your peers in two live lessons facilitated by globally recognized accounting accreditation experts. Network and build skills virtually in this interactive seminar.

Explore the accounting accreditation process with this in-depth overview presented by facilitators with years of experience as AACSB peer reviewers and accreditation committee members. The seminar will cover the 2018 accounting accreditation standards, including requirements such as criteria for faculty qualifications and assurance of learning (AoL).

The seminar will also introduce the 2020 business accreditation standards. After you have an understanding of the standards, you will learn about the initial and continuous improvement review (CIR) process; the key committees, such as the Accounting Accreditation Committee (AAC) and the Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC); and peer review team involvement.

Go through sections of the standards for hands-on experience focusing on three main areas: Strategic Management and Innovation; Learning and Teaching; and Academic and Professional Engagement and Interactions. By the end of the seminar, you will be confident about what is necessary for a successful AACSB accounting accreditation peer team visit and will have a peer network for future support. Those interested in seeking initial supplemental accreditation will be introduced to the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an in-depth overview of the AACSB accreditation process and understand what is expected for initial and continuous improvement review process
  • Learn from peers and build a support network
  • Use selected portions of the standards for hands-on experience focusing on four main areas: Strategic Management and Innovation; Participants; Learning and Teaching; and Academic and Professional Engagement
  • Overview of the CIR report


Maria Baltar, AACSB International

Maria Baltar serves as Assistant Vice President, Accreditation Operations and Implementation at AACSB International. She oversees a portfolio of over 50 schools in Latin America and the United States. Maria works closely with our global volunteer network, serves as the staff liaison to the Initial, Accounting and Continuous Improvement Accreditation Committees. Maria’s career spans over 20 years and includes management experience in the hospitality and wholesale IT distribution industries. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.


Frank Buckless, North Carolina State University

Frank Buckless became the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of the Poole College of Management at NC State University on July 1, 2019. Under his 18 year leadership of the Department of Accounting, the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs experienced significant growth and recognition, and the department received initial accreditation from the AACSB. During that time, the department also generated support for impactful academic research –– engaging with organizations such as the Bank of America Foundation to support the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support product and technology commercialization. A member of the NC State accounting faculty since 1989, Buckless received his doctorate in accounting from Michigan State University. He brought valuable corporate experience to Poole College from his tenure as auditor with Arthur Andersen and Company and is often invited to educate and train auditing professionals.

Who Should Attend

Deans, accounting administrators, department chairs, faculty members, and key stakeholders of AACSB-accredited accounting programs.


Gain actionable insights in two, three-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre- and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Brightspace learning platform and Zoom. You will have access to the materials and recordings for 90 days from the seminar date.



 Received by February 17

 Received after February 17

Member  695 USD 795 USD
Register the 3rd member from your school or more 595 USD 695 USD
Non Member 845 USD 945 USD

Contact Us

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