Business Accreditation Seminar (Americas)

Build skills and network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on each accreditation standard, allowing you to create effective plan of action for your school.
August 8​ – 11​
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Business Accreditation Seminar (Americas)
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Each day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Join a cohort of your peers in four live lessons facilitated by globally recognized AACSB Accreditation experts. Build skills and network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on each accreditation standard, allowing you to create effective plan of action for your school. Learn what is important and expected at each stage of the accreditation process through group interactions, breakout sessions, and spaced learning in a virtual environment.

Focusing on the 2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards, the seminar will provide you with the knowledge and resources to avoid common challenges in the accreditation process.

Learn through peer interactions and conversations with expert facilitators as you discover how your school can use the accreditation process to embody continuous improvement through engagement, innovation, and impact.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the purpose and philosophy of accreditation and the AACSB guiding principles
  • Review the nine 2020 AACSB Standards in depth to understand how they build on each other and assure quality at the school
  • Learn the importance of quality and continuous improvement, supported by engagement, innovation and impact
  • Gain an understanding of the initial and continuous improvement review processes
  • Build a network of peers and have an opportunity to ask questions


Jacob Chacko, Clayton State University

Prof. Jacob Chacko, is the Dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University. Prior to joining Clayton State University as Dean for the second time in 2017, he was the Dean of the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University. Jacob successfully led AACSB initial accreditation processes of the Colleges of Business at both Clayton State and at ADU. In addition, he led the College of Business at ADU through its initial EQUIS accreditation from EFMD. Jacob was the chair of the AACSB’s Small School Network, a co-chair of AACSB’s MENA Affinity Group, is a member of AACSB’s Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) and AACSB’s MENA Advisory Council. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors or Beta Gamma Sigma the international honor society.

Rachel Dixon-Zudar, AACSB International

Rachel Dixon-Zudar serves as manager, accreditation services at AACSB International, managing a portfolio of approximately 180 business schools throughout the United States. Rachel’s background includes positions in marketing as well as previously working in the conferences department of AACSB. She holds an MBA in Strategy from The University of Alabama.

Who Should Attend

Deans, administrators, accreditation coordinators, faculty members, and key stakeholders at schools interested in or seeking AACSB Accreditation; individuals new to the AACSB Accreditation Standards and process; accreditation committee members.

"First and foremost: last week's [virtual] Business Accreditation Seminar was outstanding. I attended others over the years, and this one was quite well designed and delivered. Thanks to you all."
—Dr. Ramin Cooper Maysami, PD, CFP, California State University – Los Angeles | Virtual Business Accreditation Seminar Attendee

 Pricing (USD)

 Member Pricing  Non-Member Pricing
 On or before August 1
On or before August 1

Every 3rd and Subsequent Member


After August 1

Every 3rd and Subsequent Member

After August 1

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