Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific (In-Person)

Conference location: Singapore Management University
June 8​ – 10​
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Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific (In-Person)
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In this session presenters will share how schools can use the qualification categories to their advantage. There will be a focus on the professional engagement categories which receive less focus than SA. Presenters will discuss how faculty can potentially move categories depending on their activities.
Amy Memon
Regional Head
AACSB International
Liyan Chen
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Member Services
AACSB International
Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and network with the exhibitors. Relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues before the conference gets underway.
The AACSB Business Accreditation Standards and the status of AACSB accreditation provide considerable support to contemporary benchmarking objectives. Benchmarking is a set of practices pivotal to the continuous improvement and transformation of the business schools. Working with Business Schools that have achieved AACSB accreditation is a solid and secure benchmarking foundation. Such schools have demonstrated and affirmed their commitment to offering the highest standard of quality business education. Drawing from the recent experience of the Faculty of Economics and Business (Universitas Indonesia) and the School of Business (Western Sydney University), this session will provide the lessons learned from this transformation and the innovative and engaged outcomes that are possible as a result.
Amir Mahmood
Dean, School of Business
Western Sydney University
Teguh Dartanto
Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business
Universitas Indonesia
Join us for a conference welcome message from Conference Chair Bert De Reyck, Dean of Singapore Management University, Geoff Perry, EVP and Global Chief Membership Officer & Managing Director of Asia Pacific of AACSB International and Stephanie Bryant, EVP and Global Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International. The Conference Welcome will be followed by Keynote I. In this panel session presenters will discuss how to prepare learners for the future, including how to prepare them for jobs that don’t yet exist. As organizations shift from a profit to purpose mindset, the skills and requirements will shift. Presenters will share the relationship between business schools and industry partners and identify the gaps that exist. Best practices such as implementing soft skills into curriculum and reshaping business school curricula to include environmental, social, and governance (ESGs) so learners feel equipped with knowledge on topics like sustainability and equity will be discussed.
Alimaa Jamiyansuren
Director, Asia & Asia Pacific Operations
Peregrine Global Services
Bert De Reyck
Singapore Management University
Christina Soh
Nanyang Technological University
Geoff Perry
EVP and Chief Officer Asia Pacific
AACSB International
Ong Wei Han
Chief Operating Officer & CFO
Paul Ballantine
Executive Dean
University of Canterbury
Stephanie Bryant
Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International
This session will focus on Standard 8: Impact of Scholarship and sharing how schools need to engage in the creation and dissemination of high-quality impactful knowledge that is aligned with the school’s mission. Presenters will share best practices to identifying and measuring societal impact research and quality of intellectual contributions for all around faculty research, teaching, operations, and students’ projects.
Wan Nordin Wan-Hussin
Deputy Dean (Academic and International Affairs)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Xiaoguang Wang
School of Business Administration, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
This session will focus on Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact. Presenters will share experiences and examples of thorough reporting to make an impact on the betterment of society as identified in one’s school mission and strategic plan. This session will highlight key elements central to enhancing capabilities for the delivery of societal impact. Presenters will also share how they’ve developed collaborative schemes across institutions/organizations (academic and non-academic) and ensured that societal impact is seen as a strategic approach.
Ajit Parulekar
Goa Institute of Management
Metawe Thamagasorn
Project Manager, Impact Office
Chulalongkorn University
Presenters will share blueprints to establish global partnerships and/or other key alliances that advance the school’s mission. Attendees will learn continuous improvement strategies to keep enduring and productive relationships, as well as gain an understanding for the importance of global partnerships.
Joshua Park
SolBridge International School of Business
Michael Ewing
Executive Dean
Deakin University
This session will focus on maintaining direction, and implementing mission, while remaining agile in this age of perpetual disruption. Presenters will highlight the importance of implemented strategic planning and the focus PRTs put on it.
Nick Pisalyaput
Deputy Director (Strategy, Innovation, and Impact) & Faculty (Management)
Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University
Venkata Yanamandram
Associate Dean (International & Accreditation) and Director, Assurance of Learning
University of Wollongong
In this session AACSB’s Stephanie Bryant, EVP and Global Chief Accreditation Officer, and Geoff Perry, EVP, Global Chief Membership Officer & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, will take a deep dive into the learnings of the 2020 Standards and answer your questions. Presenters will share successes schools have had under the new standards, as well as highlight the areas that schools continue to find challenging.
Geoff Perry
EVP and Chief Officer Asia Pacific
AACSB International
Stephanie Bryant
Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International
This session will share experiences from schools who have recently received initial or reaccreditation under the 2020 Business Accreditation Visits. Join us to hear how to best prepare for initial and continuous improvement review visits.
Jackie King
Director Accreditation ans Strategic Projects
University of Melbourne
Terence Fan
Assistant Professor, Management
Singapore Management University
In this session presenters will share learnings from the pandemic including ideas and innovations related to learner engagement, campus operations, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. The session will include interactive elements and the purpose is to have a discussion on current challenges and future innovations.
Anupama Gupta
Head- Accreditation & Ranking
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
Lieven Demeester
Assistant Professor, Operations Management Practice
Singapore Management University